Friday, February 10, 2012
Lets start off by saying that King of the Motos was the gnarliest thing I have ever seen or done on a motorcycle. I did things that I thought weren't even possible. The start consisted of a dead engine start, and shooting 20 guys up this gnarly mountain hill climb at once. It was insane. I got a sick start, right behind my teammate Cody Webb, and I had fourth place held down. Once we got over the gnarly hill, and down to the fast stuff, I was able to pass Graham Jarvis and Cody Webb. There was a helicopter following me and cody for about ten miles. It was sick. Those dudes got me back when we dropped into a gnarly ravine section. That was at about the 12 mile mark. Coming into mile 35 there was a mountain of rocks, no exaggeration. I thought that going up, down, and around this thing was impossible. Destry Abbott and Gary Sutherlin had some better line choices, and got by me. My bike had started to knock real bad, and it was blowing smoke. When I got the the pit, I let it cool down, put some water in it, and kept going. It was at the 55 mile marker that I had to throw in the towel. Thats where Cody Webb was with a broken radiator. We put my radiator on his bike, and he proceeded at get 5th place. It was until around 4 hours later I finally got back to the pits. I had to push my bike a mile out of a rocky, sandy Ravine to get help. It was a nightmare. We ended up throwing my bike on the hood off a Jeep, and driving me and the bike out of there. Gnarly. We learned what we need to do for next time, and I would consider it a successful trip. Thanks to all my sponsors Stillwell Performance Beta, Klim, Rekluse, Deft Family, Hammer Nutrition, Faast Co, Eks Brand, and my parents for all the support. Also special thanks to Cole Townsend from Faast Company for helping me get out of that nasty desert. Thanks for reading, Beraaaaap!!
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