Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm on a boat

Nick is a dickhead. It's raining in Cali and this fucker is in Mexico.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Doin it...

Rollin out the blogs lately, really need to stop though cuz this thing is startin to look like a twitter account with just random spurts of info. Been workin on gettin a step ahead of everyone and got that wrapped up today, Ordered a gunmetal envy from Bill @ www.supercrossbmx.com and got the player hook up. Really excited to build this bike and not sure what Im gonna do about parts, but Im psyked on this build for sure. Taking off to Mexico on a cruise tomorrow because the rainy weather in the bay wasnt fun enough I wanna go right out to the source. lol. Pic below of the whip im building up, profiles will be sent off to powder, prolly just get all my parts done at once... forks/cranks/bars/and stem... $ Selling my white envy pro xl. offers?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wheels done and so is hub :(

Laced up my wheels and got em all dialed in. Decided I would clean up and lube the hub while I had everything apart and that proved to be an issue haha. My bearings felt a little rough so I pulled my driver out and sure enough my driver has 3 different cracks all along the pawl engagement points :( Super sketchy. Profile Elites... Someone find em at cost and Im on em. Love my 4stroke though and just made do with a shady fix job and kept it rollin. Check the finished product below, left my wheels with the normal spokes rear and front ti and nothing crazy just shaved the rim weight by a few ounces. Paired up with some lite tubes should make for some quicker acceleration.

Envy Lites

Got a set of 1.5 Envy Lites laced up... Paid $80 for the 2 rims and ordered 6 more rims for a MUCH lower price a few days later. Haha.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Florida, BINGO!


Got home from sunny but bitter cold Florida last night. Good times had a chill weekend on a pretty crazy built track. Think big jumps steep and deep but weak lips and no room to gain speed which made everyone who wasnt nasty fast look very goon. Ive never had to actually roll so many jumps in my career, and feel like a novice doing it because I was still gettin tossed around like it was my first day on a bike. It was funny listening to peoples reasoning about how this is how tracks need to progress and whatnot, but at the end of the day kick rocks your facility was top notch but your actual track just basically SUCKED. Its just my opinion so dont get your panties in a knot, for every one of me their is like 50 riders who enjoyed it. LOL. Oldsmar is a scratch for me next year and itll be funny to see how many of these progression chasing people will book flights again next year. Primm got cancelled?!?! That's straight up garbage and Im not sure what the NBL/GSX/UCI is thinkin but perhaps its time to sit down and realize things are all over the place. One single concentrated effort is going to show alot more execution than trying to change BMX across the board in one season. The membership thing was a good start I thought but now the rest of the stuff is just a huge ball up... Wish em the best though.

BINGO! I got home and Monday and met up with my grandma at bingo and some cuzzins like usual. Its weird cuz who knew that bingo would be the like communication bridge to keep in closer touch with my grandma. Always a good time just chit chattin with her and the cuzzins, I ended up winnin $200 bucks which was nice since I have been to bingo like every Monday for the past 6 months LOL so kinda glad I won for once haha

Did I mention that my new training plan is definitely firing on all cylinders? Roynuts skipped Florida so I had to drink his portion of Pepsi, double fisted and held it down for the team. Apparently that was a mistake because I straight broke the sprocket on my 24" whip. Yeah check the pic suckas, breaking chains is for amateurs... George at Rennen is in the underground lab working on a metal strong enough to hold my power. Stay tuned.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What a joke...

I dont usually comment on the shitty "press releases" that lack luster garbage ass public relations people put out in the BMX community because they are all fuckin idiots, but this one made me laugh and showed that no matter how fast and chill you are on a bike, the wrong guy typing up your press releases can cast a cocky shadow on your image. This is a quote from Sifiso Nhlapo's release that went up today over on mania.

"Well if none of the other South African Elite Bmx riders are getting past quarter finals at the SX Events and scoring points it will pretty much make it hard for SA to qualify for the Olympic Games and realistically Skizo will have to rise to the occasion and podium at the 2012 World Championships."

Really? Way to have some country pride you fuckin douchebag. Taking into account Gavin Lubbe is my boy because he is local and what not Im probably biased a tad bit, but come the fuck on man. Your boy is good and has done alot for SA on the international level, but to assume that Gavin, Kane, Jordi, etc etc etc arent contributing to the efforts is a fuckin slap in the face. I understand your building the suspense and all that shit too, but take for a second what the fuck your typing and putting out to the masses. Dudes are working hard everyday to work toward earning some spots, and then to capture those spots. Your press release is trash and I hope it motivates the SA guys to 1) ride just as hard as they have been, and 2) kick your ass and stab you with an aids infested rusty nail sourced from good ol SA.

Get em Gavin. Good luck this weekend in Florida.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Haha Im guessing this comment is from Nathan Mellone. He has been chasing me around BMX tracks from coast to coast for years now. This guy has checked out my @$$ more than most of the track moms on the west coast. I usually just approve comments, but sometimes you gotta let people in the limelight so that when you treat them in Primm as you perfect and top the podium they have to own up to their rants... Enjoy Nathan below-

Comment left 2-6-11,
I am happy to hear that you are a biblical person, but youre going to have to do a lot more than pray come March when Nate Mellone checks into the Buffalo Bills hotel and casino. Word has it that he is on a mission to destroy this said "Nick Dawg" character. When he is in the gym he doesnt count Mississippi's. No No! He is counting Valencia's. The determination and pure hatred for that Levi wearing hoodlum is evident when staring into his eyes as he squats 1000 LBS for the 15th time on his 3rd set. You better skip the skatepark and start sprinting because youre already too far behind. The best you can do now is try not to lose any more ground than has already been taken.Yours truly,Anonymous

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Surely the end is near...

Im a pretty biblical person which if you only sorta know me that might be a surprise but if you really know me then your in theloop. The bible says in the final days "good will be called evil and vice versa. The first will be last and last shall be first" Anyway Im pretty sure the end of the world is just a few weeks, hours, maybe minutes away. The Aztec calendar runs out of predictions next year and they were pretty damn correct on alot of stuff, Im guessing they saw this newest revelation and figure surely the world was coming to an end just after it was revealed to them as well. Nostradamus (yes i googled the spelling) predicted alot of stuff as well but even this one he slept on, even the best will just flat out not believe some straight up BS when they see it. I for one am thrilled though and give credit where it's due. So if everyone can raise their 20 oz. Pepsi bottles and mumble a few kind words as we toast, believe it or not, your current National Age Group Points Leader in 36-40 Expert in the ABA.... Drumrolllllllllll
Al "Roynuts" Roybal. Yeah I didnt believe it either but I checked the aba site and well its factual information. Had to take a moment to sit down with the guy and bang out the exclusive interview. Forget about it Jerry Mania, Mike Caruth this aint no BMXNEWS Podcast this is the uncensored unedited never spellchecked raw gnarcore interview that youll only see here... (and posted throughout several facebook accounts in about 15 minutes) LOL. Strap on your seatbelts this one might get rough!

Well Al Ill be the first to say congrats on your early lead in the ABA NAG points you seem to be handling it well. How do you do it?

Well thanks Nick it feels really good to get a pat on the back from such an iconic figure in BMX such as yourself. As for me handling the NAG lead... I have a girl thats El Salvadorian so staying in front and on top of the nagging is something Ive learned over the years I guess. No big deal just pedal the kids bike, and double down on 11. Reno is the easiest race of the year.

When I told a few people I was interviewing you I got some mixed reviews... I asked a few hot track moms down at SC PAL and 4 out of 5 of them said, and I quote- "dont believe the hype, its no surprise that he starts things out fast, but he cant seem to finish the job" They all chuckled and snickered which was odd but that being said I have gone to the ABA Grands with you a few times. One time you were a 1 lap sensation until the rhythm section took you out and then the next year you take down a ROC win, then this year you watched both mains from the stands... What Roynuts can we expect to show up in Tulsa when all the chips are on the line?

You said 4 out 5 moms said I couldnt finish the job? Who was the holdout and whats her contact info? haha. As for Tulsa and chips on the line, wait who has chips? Ruffles? I love those things and pass me another Pepsi. Wait back on track Uhhhhh Tulsa is really not my kinda event. Ive had some great laps and some heart breaking moments in that damned building. Luckily the ABA builds a long track so the meatheads with all the HGH and Roids are usually blown out by the third turn, thats when my training really kicks in. When you see Di Prete, Raul Gomez, and the rest of the goon squad single pumping rollers like Dom Daniels on her way to yet another world title, it's easy pickins for me. Im smooth as a goose, and unfortunately Di Prete will have to face THE MOMENT OF TRUTH. I am just better. As for the heart breaking moments last year, that guy was sketchy through the expert section and jumped into me! I learned though, ALWAYS GOTTA WATCH MUTHA***** AROUND YOU.

New team this year and some new bikes? How is that working out?

Where do I start? I have a close friend who shall remain nameless, but Ive seen this guy squirrel into main events that he had no business in. Ive seen him holeshot main events and get snapped by 13 yr. old girls within a span of 2 hours, and I once watched him crash while pumpin a 4inch roller. All the while doing it with a certain style in his riding that Ive never been quite able to duplicate. I asked him one day what his secret was and he told me that we were both much of the same. We both recognize only one true "gym" and the correct spelling is Jim, followed by Garcia. We both ride more for the enjoyment than the competition, and were both suckers for Pepsi in heavy doses and women that fit the same description. The only difference was we were riding 2 different bikes. I was on some frame from Bangkok that was sewn together by Mei Ling for 2 rice bowls a day and a SPEED sticker was slapped on it with some leftover red nailpolish... This guy though was riding a Supercross Envy. Through all his epic journeys that frame held true and once I built one up this year and got my handlebars up to a manly height things just really came together for me. Its kinda like when my herpes medication finally cleared up that rash, Ive been smooth ever since. Kelly and the entire Napa Valley Crush Crew has been great and I look forward to helping the team through the year!

Wow a little too much information Al, but lets continue on. Whats your schedule looking like for the season, ABA? NBL? UCI?

If a gate is dropping, Ill be there. I plan on making my return to the worlds this year and it will cap off my stellar season that is just in the beginning stages. Some guy won the W1 plate last year with jeans and a belly, look for much of the same but Ill be that guy in again jeans with a belly. The NBL is family and through thick and thin Im racing all the events I have the chance to get to. My goal is to unify all the titles in one year, basically if you want a #1 plate in a class that I race in you better hope the ABA, NBL, and Worlds series enders fall on the same day in different geographical regions because those plates will come through me and me only. And im not talkin come through me like hooters wings at 3am outside of oklahoma city on the side of interstate 40. I mean you gotta beat me if you wanna be considered the champ. I got the deed on the class fools. Rennen better come up with something better than decimal gearing cuz even that aint helping his has been star rider... Decimal? You bettet try turnin up the decibels!

Any tips for kids aspiring to reach your level of greatness?

I got plenty of advice and tips. Always assume the dealer has a 10 in the hole, never count out the guy in last down the first straight, you dont need ponies if you own an actual horse, friends are like enemies and enemies can be your best friends, fill up the gas tank often when Nick drives anywhere, when it comes to BMX dinners get your meal on a seperate ticket- trust me all BMX'ers are the worst at paying their own dinner bills, say what you mean and mean what you say, live fast and ride faster, and rather to have crossed the line than to never have toed the line at all. Cold Pepsi. Moto Sheets. Mic. Life is grand aint it?

There you have it people. Thanks to Al for the verbage and stay tuned for more interviews that will more than likely never come

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jump2Jump/Name Drop/Uncle $am...

Ummmm I know a shady playground drawing when I see one. Inappropriate.

Ill start with the shadyness and the overall BS that is the tax system in the united states. For years Ive been a hard working citizen of this beautiful country, paid my taxes out of every single check I ever recieved. For every $1,000.00 I generate my take home check is roughly $750.00, Im fine with that. The way I see it the government builds the roads, highways, and whatever and I use them for free. So I chalk it up to whatever. True enough a good chunk goes into the ficticious scam known as social security which wont even be available to me but thats a whole nother blog LOL. So anyway each year Ive gotten back a few hundred bucks out of the thousands I paid in and was happy about it. All was well. Then comes 2011... This son of a bitch Uncle Sam is tellin me I owe him $560? Listen here you thieving asshole I have paid in more than my fair share and done plenty for my country. I've even supported several Indians through generous casino contributions, these are Indians that you (not me) stole land from in the first place! Did I tell you to go stick your nose into Iraq? No. Simply blowing up a few buildings was fine with me after 9/11. I felt patriotic and we flexed our American muscle. Did I tell you to send the hubble telescope trotting around the planet to send back images of earth? Hell no. We have photoshop and can create images all day of the earth. For Free. Did I authorize to send 100,000 US soldiers to North Korea? Nope. So lookie here uncle scam, you wanna have all these million and trillion dollar ventures thats a ok with me. But dont tax the shit outta me when Im busting my tail working 3 jobs this year, which none have even fuckin insurance! Thats my anti tax sentiment.

Now onto the goodness.Jump2Jump is rockin again! Al recruited some noob rider that I had to basically train from scratch. The kid has some hope but definitely not too much skill. The only good thing about him was he could barspin, and at least his wife was smokin hot. Ha. Anyway keep an eye out for sheesh cant even remember his name. Ryan Nyquil or something or other. He was having a tough time bunnyhopping some teachers at the beginning of the show so I told him his bike setup was all wrong. He definitely had a seat post that was about 5inches out of the frame. I thought he showed up on a road bike it was so high. Then this kid... 4 pegs? What is this 1997? Expendable 1? Who rides 4 pegs? What jump2jump show even features grinds? Get a clue man. So anyway I look his bike over and its decent, but for some reason the kid just couldnt bunnyhop high. I tell him to practice a little bit and I keep hearing a jingle... I check his bike over and its dialed, so Im like dude you have change in ur pockets? Whats your deal... I pocket check him and sure enough he has like 7 X Games medals in his pocket? I didnt bother to ask how he obtained them ( I quickly alerted Joey Garcia the true Nor Cal Baller to check his medal collection because some short red headed guy robbed his house surely ) and we got back to the show. The kid rode well and if he keeps practicing enough he could turn out to be a decent back up to the great main rider that is MYSELF the pride of the Jump2Jump shows! Show was good. Carrie Nyquil was in the house, and passed on my invitation to dinner but thigns are looking up. Thats it for now ladies and gents...