Friday, April 24, 2009

Get out and play

It's almost May, and outdoor motocross tracks across the country are opening up again, for all your moto-heads to enjoy. The supercross season is winding down as well, and while it has been one hell of a roller coaster season, the Lucas Oil AMA Nationals will start just 2 weeks after the lights go down in vegas!

Nothing tops true outdoor motocross. Hopefully there will be a few James Stewart and Chad Reed sightings, but I'm pretty sure this seasons championship will be from the rookie classes from a few years back in either Mike Alessi, Ryan Villopoto, or maybe someone like Davi Millsaps. All 3 are rivals dating back to the radical 90's, with cool shades, and all kinds of hues of green and pink.

Speaking of the 90's, check out and view the original Terrafirma videos for free! I can vividly remember being about 7 and 8 years old, and renting all 3 of the original Terrafirma videos from Blockbuster. It's safe to say that those videos got me hooked. How come we can't rent the TGO movies from Blockbuster these days?

If you're too young to remember the Terrafirma vids, or too old for that matter, or you're from another country, or you've lived in a nuclear fallout shelter for the past 2 decades, seeing these old videos is mandatory. Seeing the best of the best like Mcgrath and Lusk and Henry and Reynard just out having a good time, dressing up like Elvis, reminds you of why you got into this crazy sport of broken bones and the consumption of all your paycheck in the first place. For FUN!

Braaap Braaaaap!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Digital Video Recorder

Since the age of DVR, I have missed very few races. I had Washougal 06 on my DVR, where it was supposed to stay until the end of time, til my dad pulled a major bonehead move and accidently deleted it. I haven't forgiven him and neither has he really. It sure is nice knowing that I will not miss a race no matter what my plans entail.

But part of me misses the old days of checking the TV guide the day it came out, and planning my weekend around the races on ESPN2. I remember spending the night at my friends house across the street, and setting a "sub-conscious alarm clock." I woke up right around 7:30, and walked home to catch the SX race that started at 8. It didn't surprise my friend either. Something about making that extra effort to make an excuse to bail on church, or postpone going to lunch with the grandparents just another hour, made it all that much more rewarding. I was only 8 or 9 at the time as well. Not many of my friends were up at 8am on Saturday mornings. Of course I wouldn't want to go back to those days, but looking back on it, it sure was fun, and going through such efforts to make sure I got to see Ricky's first straight up win over MC, and Travis Pastrana's wild outdoor crashes, helped mold me into the die hard moto fan I am today.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Toy's R Congress

If this doesn't make your blood boil, I don't know what will. What a bunch of bullshit!