Here are a few things that caught my attention in the last 24 hours or so -- they are so dripping with goodness that I just had to share.
1. Jeff Upshaw, who is one of the squad of AA pro riders who will be leading the Kuwahara clinic in June, is highlighted in this you-tube video. Upshaw is joined by Tommy Board - a vet pro from Indiana (in white) and Marty Wisehart in the vid. The track is Derby BMX and is easily one of the finest in the nation. Funny, as a racer, I'm all about looking over the layout of the track, and I see a bunch of super smooth looking jumps that look like they would be a total blast to ride. Meanwhile, the track volunteer in me notices things like the wooden fence lining the perimeter of the track, the paved berms, the perfect grass on the infield and around the grounds. Pretty much, everything about this video is rad.
This is a screen-cap of Upshaw laying a sweet flattie on the last jump down Derby's smooth looking rhythm section
2. Bonus contest -- a couple of FLY stickies to the first person UNDER 40 -- who can correctly identify the band - song - and lead singer from the music that goes with this clip.
3. While reviewing the news that our friend Jack Hirt -- who's been working with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW), and despite being new to BMX, is a dedicated cyclist of all sorts, has been promoted to Executive Director of the BFW -- I came across this summer employment opportunity. It might be a perfect fit for one of our young Milwaukee BMX racers.
4. We're wishing the best of luck to the racers we know who are heading down to the Cajun Nationals in Louisiana over the weekend. Mike Froh, Tim Eiring, Greg Eiring and a few others will be heading down to represent with a little Midwest Pull in the Bayou state. Go get 'em - fellas.
Thanks again to everyone who came out and helped over the weekend ... add to that list in the post below our pal Brian Schulz, who helped out yesterday. Progress shots will go up soon.