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.

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