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TRICK-OR-TREAT

Posted: October 31, 2010 in Family Info, Pictures, Uncategorized
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday I was able to wear my costume to school and walk in the parade and have a party in class.  We had a fun day getting ready for Halloween.  After school we came home and carved pumpkins.  It was such a mess and soo much fun!

We have a busy Halloween weekend.  Saturday I have a race in Dixon and Sunday I have a second race at Dixon.  These are the last two races of the series.  After the Sunday race, we will hurry home to go trick-or-treating.  I am going to be an Evil Jester.

TRICK – OR – TREAT !

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So the weather changed our plans this weekend.  We did practice on Wednesday at club Moto and Thursday at Argyll in Dixon.  The two-day race at Argyll was re-scheduled for next weekend because of rain.  Since I was going to have the weekend off from racing,  I thought I could get a little more riding in before the rain came…..not exactly.  I decided to race Friday night at Sacramento Raceway, but the race was in the rain.  I had never been to the Sacramento Raceway and it was very different from what I usually ride.  The track was more of a supercross track, a lot slower than I am used to and more technical.  The race started at 6pm and we raced under the lights in the rain.  I was able to show up at this track and get two 1st place trophies and a 2nd place trophy.  It was a lot of fun, but the race went until late.  My friend Brandon #19 went with us to the track and spent the night at my house after.  We were so tired!

Saturday my Dad and I cleaned the bikes and worked to get them ready for next week.  The family went out for pizza and went to the end of Booville.  Sunday My Mom and sisters went shopping and my Dad, Nick and I had a boys day of playing ball, XBOX, and raced dirt bikes.  We had a family night of playing games, wrestling, making cookies, and watching TV.

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I have been “banned……..from writting about dirt bikes” in school.  My teacher told me that I had to write my stories about something other than dirt bikes…..what?  I was so upset about being banned.  Even though all my stories are about dirt bikes, I write about different race tracks and about my different dirt bikes, it’s not always the same story. 

I really like my teacher and I know she is just trying to help me learn new things!  She lifted the ban and said I could write about dirt bikes only one day a week….I guess that is better than never.  I am not really good at new things, I think it will take some time to get used to…  😦

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This last weekend I raced in Marysville at the MMX Track.  I love this track because it is a wide track that allows you to go really fast.  The track is very sandy with wide sweeping turns so you can keep your speed up through most of the track.  I love going fast!

Saturday was practice and I worked all day to find the fastest way around the track.  The last practice of the day I took a really hard fall.  As I was going over the long table top I landed sideways and went down so hard I broke my helmet.  Thanks to Dylan #123, he loaned me a helmet to be able to continue riding….. I guess first thing this week we will have to go buy a new helmet.

Sunday the races started and so did the rain.  The day started mild, but as we went through the races, the rain started coming down hard.  By the end of the day the track was really wet and a little tricky to ride.  I worked really hard and was able to finish up the weekend with a 1st place in all six races…..YA!!!  what a weekend.

I have attached a video, but it is not the best…..  It was really windy and it is hard to see the whole track.  I know a lot of you like to see what the different tracks look like, and this will give you an idea of the layout.  This is the 1st 50cc race.  They had two gates with the beginner kids leaving in the second gate.  towards the end of the video you will see me passing some of the riders from that class.

I have been asked a lot, “Is it really you on your blog?”  Although it takes the whole family to put the site together, YES….IT IS ME! 

Friends and family help with blog ideas and then we discuss them at home.  My Mom does do all of the typing, but we work together on what to say.  It is so much fun being able to keep everyone informed with what is going on in my life, and I am so happy that so many people are taking the time to read it.  I think I might be able to count these blogs as reading time for school…..what do you think?

If you have any blog suggestions, please let us know.

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Last night I practiced at 408MX in San Jose.  I had not been there in a really long time, and it was really hot.  I had such a great practice, I was really feeling it!

Tonight I am practicing at Club Moto in Livermore and we are racing in Marysville this weekend.  I hope things go as good as they did last night.  Wish me luck!

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20 QUESTIONS

Posted: October 13, 2010 in Family Info, Uncategorized
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Lets play 20 questions…….I thought I would have a little fun and let everyone know a little bit more about me:

1.  WHAT IS MY FAVORITE COLOR?: Yellow and Orange

2.  BEST VACATION?:  Washington and Dodge, because I got to vacation with the  family and ride my dirt bike  🙂

3.  WHAT IS MY FAVORITE FOOD?:  Chicken

4.  BEST MOVIE?:  Step Brothers, I have watched it 100 times         “Did we just become best frineds…..YEP!”

5.  WHAT IS MY FAVORITE SNACK?:  String Cheese

6.  DO I HAVE ANY PETS?:  I  have a small  dog named Tobi.  She is the best dog…she is not very pretty because she has wire hair, but we love her.

7.  FAVORITE SONG?:  All I want to do is Win,Win, Win

8.  WHAT DO I HAVE IN MY BEDROOM?:  Black and white themed with checkered flag walls, Travis Pastrana and Chad Reed signed jersey’s, Ryan Dungy’s Target gloves signed, many signed goggles, a ton of Trophies, lounge chairs to play XBOX,  a tool box, bed and dresser.  It is more of a “man  cave” than a bedroom.  Really cool! 

9.  BEST BOARD GAME?: Would you rather

10.  FAVORITE VIDEO GAME?:  Reflex for XBOX, Nightclub 3 for PSP, and MX vs ATV for WII

11.   BEST LOCAL RESTAURANT?:  MongolianBBQ

12.  FAVORITE I PHONE APP?:  Supercross

13.  THING I LIKE TO DO OFF MY DIRT BIKE?  Ride my bicycle

14.  FAVORITE TV SHOW?  Wipeout   and It Only Hurts When I Laugh…….LOL!

15.  WHAT I DO ON NIGHTS I DON’T RACE?  Ride my bike, help my Dad work on the dirt bikes, play in the man cave with friends, play dirt bike video games.

16.  WHAT TIME DO I GO TO BED AND GET UP?  9:00pm – I must have my beauty sleep!  7:00am I get up so we have time to drop my sister off at school before I start school. 

17.  LAST YEAR WHAT WAS I FOR HALLOWEEN?  A scary Clown….It was really creepy and I loved scarring everyone.

18.  BEST PRESENT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS?  Last year Santa brought me a KTM 65

19.  BEST SUBJECT AT SCHOOL?  Math

20.  LAST BOOK I READ?  Merry Christmas Amelia Bedilia

I hope that was fun for you, let me know if you have anything else you would like to know…….

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Below is a video of my first 65cc race at Chico Cycleland on 10-10-10.  In this race they had two gates, and  I was in the second gate.  I was able to get the hole- shot and stay in 1st throughout the race.  As you will see in the video I was able to catch up and pass riders from the first gate.   

October 10th was the CMC race at Chico Cycleland.  We went to Chico Friday night, practiced all day Saturday and raced Sunday.  The Chico race track is not like most tracks I race on.  At Chico it is much slower and tighter than I am used to, more like a supercross track than a motocross track.

The first three races of the day went great, (50cc age, 50cc open, and 65cc age)!  I started all three of these races in first or second and was able to finish all three in 1st place.

Round two was a little more difficult. 

I started the second 50cc open race in first place and my front tire slid out in one of the turns.  Because of the slop of the turn, I had a hard time getting my bike back up.  Once I got it up I was in 5th place and really far behind the leader.  I rode the last three laps as fast as I could and was able to finish in 2nd place.

The second race in the 50cc age class started even worse.  Because I broke the radiator on my bike when I fell in the previous race, I had to switch bikes for the next race.  The second bike was set up a little different and when the gate dropped the bike went out of control.  I tried to stay on the gas and ride out of it, but the bike was cutting from side to side and I just bumped another rider and I went down.  By the time I got the bike up and got it re-started, I was very far in last place.  With a six lap race, I rode as hard as I could and by lap 4 I was in 1st place.  I was able to go from last to 1st and finish up with a win.

The last race of the day was 65cc age, and I started this race out with a hole shot.  I was in the lead and can you believe I slid out in a different turn.  Because I can’t reach the ground on my 65 I had to wait for someone to help me start my bike and of course I was at the farthest turn.  My Hailey, Mom, Dad and our friend Jerry ran the whole track to get me up as fast as they could.  I was up and running again, but now I was in last place.  I road really hard and pulled out a 1st place.  I couldn’t believe I was able to catch everyone and win.  I knew I wasn’t going to give up, but it was really cool to be able to still come in 1st.

I thought you would like to see a video of me racing. 

This was a CMC race at the Hollister MX track September 2010.  Things did not start out very well.  I was lined up in a rutt that shot me to the side and I started the race in almost last place.  I was able to battle back and before long I took the lead and walked away with a win.

The Dodge Amateur Nationals was this past week.  What a great experience!

This was our first week long event and we had a ton of fun and learned a lot.  We signed up to race 5 classes with a three moto series which is a total of 15 races over the week.  The pro’s raced during the day and it was really cool to be sitting on the line to race and watching the pro riders rip by.  The only thing we did not plan on was the weather……End of September/beginning of October and over 100 degrees-What?  Racing all of the classes every day for five days with the heat was a lot, but it was so much fun.

We started the night before parking on the street to get in line for a camping spot for the week.  While parking on the side of the road, Dad scratched the side of the trailer on the tree branches.  The next morning we got up at 4am and got in line to enter the race.  While parking the trailer we got a dent in the truck.  Then needing to cool down and get out of the heat the generator stopped working…no A/C !!!!  While changing tires we lost a spacer.  NOT A GOOD START TO OUR WEEK.  Thanks to our friends and MAC Industries for bringing us a generator to use, the A/C was back up and running.  And a thanks to the Hogges for bringing a new spacer for the tires, the bikes were ready to go.  We were now back on track and ready to start racing….

Raced at Hollister MX this weekend, it was the third round of the CMC Series.  What a weekend! 

I practiced all day Saturday and picked up a lot of speed from the last time I raced at Hollister.  After practice I played with my friends off  the track.  We road bicycles, played XBOX, went on hikes, and watched movies. 

On Sunday, things started off a little rough….but finished up well. 

In the first 65cc race.  I got a great hole shot and was moving away fast.  By the end of the first lap I had a pretty large lead until….. the axle bolt came loose and the chain came off the bike.  With no quick fix, in a few seconds I went from first to last.  In the second moto everything went great and I finished 1st.  Because some of the other kids also had problems, I was able to pull out a 2nd place over all.

The 50cc class I had a hard time on my first two starts.  My bike hooked some bad rutts and although I started mid pack, I was able to work through and come out 1st.  All four of the 50cc races I finished 1st.

September 12th was the second round of the CMC Series at Club Moto in Livermore. 

Despite many obsticles, the race went very well.  The track was different than it had been before and because of a knee injury I was unable to practice during the week.  During the scheduled practice before the race I had one of my 50cc and one of my 65cc  motors go down.  Now racing on back up motors, I had to make sure that I worked hard to limit any mistakes during the race. 

50cc 7-8 and 50cc Open:  Once the gate dropped, everything seemed to fall into place.  Having slower motors, I did not get the hole shots.  I worked hard to keep everyone close and before the first lap was over I took over the lead and stayed out front all the way to the checkered flag.  I raced 4 50cc races and was consistant in all four races.

65cc 7-9:  I got the hole shot and jumped out to a quick lead.  Going up the back hill my front tire slide out and I went down.  I am not tall enought to hold the bike up myself, but eventually I had someone hold the bike for me.  I was in 4th place when I start the bike and got back going.  Each lap I made a pass and before the checkered flag fell, I was in 1st place for the win.  The second race I got the hole shot and stayed out front for the win.