Saturday, 24 May 2008

I've been keeping my eye on your movements

Just counting down to going home for the summer now, I was really looking forward to it but as the summer is starting to get into full flow here, I'm really not too keen. I love the rock, its where i grew up and I'll always have that special connection with it. but what is there? The next couple of weeks should be cool at least with TT and i'll stay busy with mates i guess, and play in the new car. TT, because I've grown up with it i dont enjoy it as much as i could but it is a really good couple of weeks and the racing is always fast as, the course record was set last year with the top guy AVERAGING 140MPH, thats over a 38mile lap, seriously fast. Check it out on and it should be on ITV4 next week most nights.

It turns out mum cant surf the web properly at work so doesnt hit up blogger, but has her friends spying on me instead, mental. So this week I've mainly been going to church, helping old lady's cross the road and been to the occasional strip club. Yesterday ended up on a pretty random date, wanted to go on the sly so found this italian place just on the edge of headingly, walked in the door n one of the guys who's on my course (also re-sitting) was working the bar, BUSTED. Gaz is a bit of a legend, so all was good. No gossip on the girl tho, a gent should never kiss and tell.

Hit up Fearnville today with Mr Hoops himself (check his account of it all) and Gav (, not related to Brian) Foster. Was hella windy but still a laugh, Jacob didnt come as he's off on his 1st talent team camp tomorrow and resting, good luck yoof. I'll be catching up with the guys down at EIS on Monday to remind myself how all the timing works and come up with a plan for how to do my MIS next year.

Gav has got mad skills and I saw a different side today, quad manualling the last straight, wish i could do that. I was still tring the jump to manual on the tripple and landing heavy every now and again, not that bothered, rolling on a really strong set of HOOOPS. And proving my Leeds last straight theory right, Sutty turned up and spotted ANOTHER line, so come on down and add what you can to the mix, gate sessions to start soon. Also went to the trails and after a dismall "these arent trails, they're bumps with gaps in" start, sutty was loving it, doin more runs than the rest of us put together, its so nice hearing the front wheel buzz on his foot as he's doing an x-up.

Crewe 2morow, go on do it, even Oggys talking of coming and riding his special needs cycling. You know you want to, but if not, check the blog, i'll be phone updating, might even get a celeb to do it. Talking of celebs, you know your famous when you ride like a heap and still get a mention on the BC site - "Wan didn't have the best weekend but looked good in his shades trackside, nonetheless." cheers Mr Clifford, good luck in China, to you and all the brits.

Friday, 23 May 2008

So fresh n so clean

Been a pretty chilled week, havent really done much riding. Monday went to the gym and really drilled myself, was gutted about underperforming at the weekend. I've got to win a national this year, it'll be such a waste if i dont! Tuesday did radford and yeadon, had a hot date wednesday and then thursday decided to round off the bolts on one of the cleats on my shimano shoes, so any tips how to take out cleats with rounded off bolts would be much appreciated, I'm currently thinking drill them out.

Thursday night headed over to Fearnville, had an hours(ish) ride before the rest of the guys turned up and we had a go at mellowing out the 1st straight. So after throwing about 20 barrows of surface on the take off of the 1st one it was looking really nice with a smooth transition and slightly less kicky take off. It still needs about 6 inches in the middle but we'll wait for a digger to get on that case. Its better than it was and should be ready for gates next week. Even Jez was booming it with his dodgy wrist ;)

Went to watch Indiana Jones last night at the midnight showing, it was pretty dead considering it was the 1st night, Ciaran was wasted and i did feel slightly sorry for anyone else in the cinema but it was comical from where me and shaun where sat. Gigidy. The film was ok, a-bit far fetched for my liking, didnt really seem to be in keeping with the others, but still it was ok. I'm just really excited about Hancock (trailer at the end), and what is going to be the best film of the year - The Dark Knight! woop.

Headed off to Feanville tomorrow for a session with Sutty and Gav, if your around come and have a play, should be goooood. Crewe on Sunday, be there, or be... square :s

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

New phone

Got a new phone today so just setting it up to the site. Went over to bradford for a couple of laps with oggy this afternoon to say bye to the track, i can't wait until its flattened. Then headed over to yeadon with the leeds bmx crew. Jordan was all about the suicide moves, check him lining up the T-bone.

Monday, 19 May 2008

It's been such a long time coming, I thought you'd understand

Well I had to have a couple of bad races at some point this season, slightly gutted I had both of them in one weekend. Just to clear some stuff up, I decided to ride only cruiser on Saturday to see if racing both bikes was having a negative effect on my racing and so I'd have time to do some video recording for my MIS uni work, which Mick Hall helping out on the 2nd and 3rd sets of moto's, cheers man. Unfortunately though racing didn't really turn out all good, had 1 1 3 in my moto's, had a good gate in the final but unclipped, of all the gates I do a week why oh why did it have to happen in the main!?!
So yer, headed down to Mansfield on Friday after downloading the new pendulum album, its awsome, get it. Set up camp and had a couple of laps practice, which turned into quite alot of practice, you know once you start to flow its hard to stop. Went for a pro beer with the Goldcoast crew, but walking into a pub and hearing DMX is always a good thing. Twarn is a legend, throwing down some shapes on the dance floor.

Saturday I spent the 1st bit of the morning avoiding open practice, picking up my new wheels from Suttys Hoops, BFR rims with a Pro Factor Hub on the back and Primo on the front, slightly heavier than my old wheels but they roll so smooooth, so remember, if your after some wheels, get in touch with Sutty. After that picked up my jersey from Rich at, loving the print, cheers man. Was gutted with my results on cruiser, and I dont like loosing, so sorry for not saying well done to you OJ but thats just the way I am, after racing its good to go and spin your legs off and have some time to yourself. Of the evening got to socialise, cheers to everyone for being in a good mood, Arran, hope your exam went well.

Sunday, another day another dollar, was racing both bikes and it didnt really seem to affect things too much, was just rubbish on both, 19+ is stacked so i was happy to be in the mix halfway down the 1st straight, I need to ride more, do some sprints and be able to be pulling all the way to the 1st corner cos at the moment i'm getting left. If you look closely i'm just the other side of the chaos, ha. Cruiser i blew my gate and couldnt find a way through, got 5th. Sitting in 4th in the series at the moment but hopefully with a round to drop.

Name check - Dan Mcbride won 15-16's, not only is this lad fast as but he's abit of a legend as well, nice race kit but not enough co-ey's. ha. Lawrence Mapp as always was on top form on and off the track, gettin a 2nd and 3rd in elite, but his best of all, lending me some snips, cheers to you and EA-Revell Racing, cos i know your all checking. Well done to Jordan Hayes and Johny Hastings who got 3rd and 4th in their semi on Sunday after the officials changing their minds 3 or 4 times, it really was that close, at least with the finish line camara you can review it now instead of all the pressure on the ladies at the line.

See ya'll at Crewe on Sunday

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Day 2

Elite has been about bloomy all weekend, and he's won it again smoothing all 3 finals. I'm not gonna call 2nd place tho, if my maths is anythin to go by its between Mappy and Tuffs?! junior men won again by tambo with brad watts and billy lockhurst in 2nd and 3rd respectivly. 19+ the same 2 days in a row but a bit more swappin, check the video on, baker, flem and reidy 1, 2, 3. Masters was carnage, CJ won again. 15-16s McBride 1, fay 2, Hayes 3. Junior female won by lauren smith.