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It's time for the annual Kzoo BMX contest. August 20th is a sunday and on saturday from 4:30 to 9 bikes are allowed as well, so there will plenty of time to ride one of the midwest's best parks. There are already a grip of sponsors lined up and I'm just waiting for the thumbs up from a couple more companies and I'll send this flyer out to spread the word. This is truly a Deliverance/Etnies event and is all about a good time. Kzoo's outdoor section is awesome and unless the weather gets crazy on us, it will a full-tilt bozo event. We'll take it indoors if it rains or hellfires or something.
Speaking of Hellfire, I think we're expecting it to come any minute now. Hatfield, Fro Ardelean and I made an early morning trek to Charlotte yesterday but there was no beating the heatmiser
. We got there a little after 10am and rode for like a half an hour. It was absolutely brutal. Like scary, hallucination brutal. Insane. We did enjoy these "burgers" that Fro's mom made on the drive there
Modern, on the other hand, is air-conditioned and that is a blessing. It was a fun session Sunday and tonight but I really wanted to ride for longer. I could have ridden for four hours tonight. People seem actually bummed that I have front brakes on my bike, like "how dare you! Those are so 90s!" I love it. I still haven't really learned anything too exciting, but if I can learn nose-picks on quarters I'll be stoked. The park was busy for both sessions and I heard a lot of gripes about that as well. I guess I have the "adult" perspective, but, uh, guys, paying customers keep the park in business, you know?
There is a contest this Saturday the 5th at TRP in Dearborn, Michigan. I was going to put a link to their site but it seems to no longer exist. Here's the info I took from the Team Young site.
Transitions Ramp Park Contest THIS SATURDAY!
CASH PAYOUT FOR PRO, PRIZES FOR OTHER 2 CATEGORIES!
PARK OPENS @ 10 A.M.
COMP STARTS @ 1 P.M. WITH BEGINNER CLASS
While you're at the TY site, check out the photos of Dave Moon and The White Lotus riding those crazy trails in Charlotte. That one photo is especially amazing. You'll know which one I mean when you see it.
Those of you that know Sean Rakos may not recognize him while he's using his new disguise...
Yes, it's real. A real tattoo, not a real mustache.
Dane is moving back to Binghampton soon and is also going to get this tattoo:
. Matt Sparks drove the Albe's car in the Kink demoltion derby and Joe Gall's Team Young car was defective and didn't run until the end of the derby. I woulda been pissed. Joe was. He vented his anger by taking free-coaster madness to new levels.
I know I'm always talking about obscure bands and documentaries and such, but I am really stoked about this one. That is my music--the shit that changed my life for good. It's like the Joe Kid on a Stingray of music for me. I can't wait to see it.