Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Here is the Tommy's Triumph Shop sponsored bike I will be racing at Dirt Quake USA this year. Tommy. aka; Cowboy, aka; Cosmic Cowboy drove the bike out from Kansas so that I can get it "race prepped". First step was to chop off the rigid license plate mount that was aperantly built to do battle with D12 dirt movers. My leg still bares a scab as does Cowboy's. Lets talk about the friend I have Cowboy. I first met him racing the kansas county fair circuit. 1/2 mile flat track heaven. I saw this ragged old triumph sitting outside a cafe with a xr750 seat on it. I hit the brakes, grabbed my camera and swung back around the block. At the race latter that evening I saw this crazy gray beard riding the same bike around the pits in flip flops and downing PBR. Later that evening a older racer lost his life on the track. This led to some consumption of PBR in the pits and the consumating of new friends. The following year After the fair circuit I drove all the way across kansas to hang out at Cowboy's Shop. It was a sebatical of epic proportions. The wisdom and old motorcycles I have recieved from this fellow are more than large. His way of sponsoring me is how ever possible and he is someone I can call while driving across country and he will meet me at a race at the drop of a hat. He has up until reciently lived a lot in a small camper or caravan for you blokeys. He came to pikes peak to help me last year. Last januray he drove out to Denver to perform the marriage ceremony for me and my Cookie. of course he is ordaned. and the man knows how to drink whiskey and "recreate" colorado style. May the moto gods bless him and get us both to portland.