National Motorcycle Racer -

Photo Gallery
Please click on image to enlarge



Nice Umbrella bro..

My time as a bike/team owner was short lived. Kevin was thankfully unhurt in this crash. The bike didn't fair so well.

Time to break out the tig welder. Note: - the throttle cables are all that's holding the front end to the bike.

Kevin with his Trophy Kill - Really glad you're OK bud...

A very big dog

Kev & Dale

That's Mr. Zlock to you buddy

Polish your boots sir?

Lisa - AH Lisa

Tom Young with Pirelli


Just how far is that?

Doesn't look so big eh?

Kecia, Dale & Dan

Group Photo op


Image need not apply

A Marmot

Dan at Pebble Creek

Dan & Dale at Pebble Creek

More Marmots

Ask me if we're climbing


Dan at camp Muir

We made it

Dan & I

Photo's don't do this any justice. My feet are dangling over a 500ft drop to a huge glacier below.

Big country -


OMRRA Round 3


Series: OMRRA
Date: May 29/30

Classes raced and results
600 Supersport - 4th
600 Superbike - 2nd
650GP Twins - 1st

Middleweight Superbike - 1st

I apologize for the delay in getting this report you. As you'll read later on, I took an extra day to hang out with Dan & Dale to climb Mt Rainier (report at the bottom). I can tell you this, we crammed a lot of life into this past weekend!

Things went extremely well in practice. Within two laps I was going as fast as we had previously so I knew we were in for a good showing this weekend. Also, Pirelli had brought their latest and greatest front tire for us to use so we had an even greater advantage in this department. Thanks Tom Young and Kevin Graham.

Race 1 600 Supersport
I got off the line well and was in fifth going into turn two. I made an aggressive pass in the next turn and set my sights on the three leaders, Mike Sullivan, Alan Schmidt and Chris Ancien. The pace was fantastic seeing low 1.09's and .08's (for Chris). Unfortunately, I blew any chance I had of fighting for the win when I missed a shift exiting the crucial turn four. With that error the lead group gapped me by about ½ a second and I wasn't able to reel them back in. I was frustrated with my performance, but was determined to improve upon it in the upcoming race.

Race 2 600 Superbike
First start - I did well and managed to get to the front of the pack by turn four. From here I just put my head down and focused on putting in some clean laps. Alan managed to get me going into turn seven but as we came out of turn three on the next lap the red flag brought an end to our race.
Second start - I did really well again and managed to lead it into turn four. This time Mike Sullivan and I were scrapping for the lead - and scrap we did. We went back and forth for several laps until Alan joined the party. We were all pushing really hard and Alan went wide in turn one leaving the fight to Mike and I, or so I thought. On that same lap, Chris Ancien dove underneath me going into turn seven and as we entered turn nine Chris crashed (thankfully unhurt), in dramatic fashion I might add, right in front of me. The ensuing events saw me desperately looking for a way not to become entangled with Chris's crashing bike. Unfortunately I wasn't successful and his bike hit my front tire as I went by. Somehow I didn't crash (SEE PHOTOS) but the impact had actually bent my front disk rotor, something I didn't realize until I went for the brakes going into turn one. To say that I scared myself in turn one without any brakes is an understatement. So without properly functioning brakes, I set off to hopefully retain my second place position. Alan, of course, had other ideas. He managed to get by me on the last lap, but I just let the bike roll through the last turn and pinned it in hopes of drafting him at the line. Somehow I got lucky, timed it right, and managed to nip him at the line. A pretty eventful race.

Race three - 650 GP Twins
Because this race was immediately after the 600 Superbike, I honestly don't remember much about the race. My mind was still thinking about all that had happened in the 600. Despite my apparent lack of attention we luckily managed to get the win using the SVZR to make up for my lack of talent, and focus.

Race four - Middleweight Superbike
What a race, or best described as a chess match at 140mph. My opponent was Cedric Smith on an ultra trick RS125 framed CRF 450. Cedric rocks on this bike and carries corner speed that leaves most people drooling. For the first half of the race we pretty much took it easy getting a feel for each others relative strengths, but by the half way mark we were certainly starting to push each other. On the last lap I managed to get through traffic quite efficiently and hold him to win by only nine thousandths of a second. In doing so I managed to get into the 1:12's with a 1:12.9.

Again, a HUGE thanks to everyone involved in our racing program. Without the support of our sponsors, friends, and family we wouldn't be here. - Thank you!


Mt. Rainier!

I debated writing about this in one of my race reports, but ultimately felt you might appreciate something fresh in my reports other than race times, results and pictures of motorcycles. This was actually a pretty big trip for me personally, and something I've wanted to do for a long time. Dan & Dale have been mountaineering since the late 60's with their family, and Dan has often asked me to join him on one of his expeditions. He has climbed almost every substantial peak in the west and, as you might imagine, is exceptionally knowledgeable on the subject. For this trip Dan opted to take me to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. With an elevation of 10,100 ft, Camp Muir was the perfect climb to test my abilities and tolerance to altitude and thin air. The climb was one of the more rewarding things I have ever done, although it was quite physically demanding (I would best describe the climb to Camp Muir like using a Stairmaster for five hours straight). I've searched through my thesaurus to best find the descriptive words to illustrate the greatness of the mountain, but I can't. Even the pictures fail to show the experience. I guess you'll just have to go do it yourself! At the end of the day I reflected on my weekend and laughed with Dan as we compared the extreme difference from Sunday's 170mph day at sea level to Monday's 2.5mph day at over 10,000 ft. Awesome! One thing I also noticed was how the mountain forced us to focus on the task at hand. Funny how life and death situations do that for you. But I can honestly say that while I was on the mountain I thought of nothing else. Something that's rare, for me anyway, but something I appreciate as well. A huge thanks to Dan & Dale for being amazing tutors and mentors in this life experience. I'm very grateful.

Stay tuned - next race in two weeks.