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...if you found out the writer of your favorite blog had another blog that was even more personal and introspective? I was, but then I read all the entries and I was stoked. The dudes portrayed on that site are the real deal. Living it, you know? I'd like to think that I live it but I really am just lucky that I get to experience a lot of stuff because of my job. Driving to Austin in a weird van pulling a trailer filled with plastic jugs of alternative fuel is living it. Leaving home with no clothes and just buying ratty gear at thrift stores along the way is living it. I'm a wuss. I like thrift store clothes but I have to wash them before I wear them.
My work is finally calming down a bit and I'm happy about it. I haven't ridden my bike since I filmed that video three weeks ago. My bike has a flat tire in the barn and has, I assume, since that night. That is pathetic. "Yeah, I used to ride, but my bike is all messed up and I haven't had time to fix it". I've heard the lame excuses so many times and they make sick. MIne is isn't an excuse, it happens every year during this time. I have a birthday during the same non-riding period and that's extra depressing. No need to worry though, I'm a gonna fix that tire tomorrow and get back at it. We have a jam coming up in two weeks at Modern in Grand Rapids, too...
One of my oldest and dearest friends, Jeff Venekamp, took his sons to the track and Jeffrey came out with the gold!
Jeff and I go back to the early 80s and Jeffrey is the first of my friends' from the old days whose kids who have started racing. I'm proud of the boys. I know Jeffrey's brother Cullen is no slouch either and although he pretends that he doesn't really ride any more, big daddy Jeff still has the first straight pull of a 15 year old, not to mention tons of style.