Awesome man, tell us more.....Scott SoCal said:Ok, I'll date myself.
I grew up in the same program at Yamaha Motor Corp with RJ (1979 -1980), Waaaaay before Honda was ever in the picture. I knew Ricky when he wore braces. Remember the term "El Cajon Zone"? (Burnworth, Glover, Johnson, et al).
Saturday Saddleback? Yep, from about 1978 onward.
I used to train with Brian Myerscough although I have not seen him since... 1986 maybe? Raced with Bailey, Glover, O'Mara, Ward, Hannah, Johnson, LaPorte, Chandler (RIP), Cantaloupi, Dubach (teamate), Beier (teamate), Eric Eaton (teamate) from Washington State..... and a bunch of guys I can't even remember.
SoCal CMC, Saddleback, Carlsbad, Golden State Series... SuperX, Nationals... years and years and years of it.
The good news is I can still walk and ride my bike (cycle).
I rode/raced [Cat 6 level] Maicos, Huskys and Bultacos back in the stone age. Hell, I never even owned a Japanese bike till a Kawasaki in the late 80's. I grew up on Dirt Bike magazine and MXA.
Hit so feking hard in 1991 I burst a blood vessel in my brain, coded on the way to the ER, spent a week in ICU and 8 years recovering. I was racing again 4 months after the crash though. My balance still $ucks though.......
Was headed back to race [Vets] this beast last summer till I got sucked back into bicycles......