Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Australian dudes man they use that term as like a term of endearment if someone calls you a legend its like you're the fuckin man basically. Well tonight after 16 years of volunteering at the track Mr. Orlando Trujillo has hung up the headset for the last time. The last set of moto sheet scores are turned in and he is going to relinquish his weekly obligation to the board and the riders of our area. Ive known Orlando for about 10years I would safely say and he always had Team Impact which was a pretty good sized local and state team for many years, he ushered in riders of all skill levels from noob kids to having a few pro riders as well. Its safe to say if you raced anytime over the last 10 years Orlando has definitely watched your progression as he announced your highs and lows at the local level. 16 years is enough time to see so many people cycle in and out of the sport, see so many trends come and eventually fade away and how many rebuilds has this guy been a part of too? Lando has always been a staple and in BMX with so many fleeting splashes of this that and the other the real staple people are a rarity. Love him hate him or indifferent about him, I can honestly say beyond a shadow of a doubt I have the utmost respect for anyone who can dedicate 16 years toward something and get nothing more than a rare thank you. Glass raised to you my friend, it's been a pleasure working with you over the past few months the only regret I have is not coming along sooner. I sincerely hope this gift of some more free time can find you something else that you can pour dedication and compassion into like you have with helping the BMX community. You sir are a fuckin legend and if we had more people like you or even a fraction of you the world would be a much better place. Feel free to come grace us from time to time and anything we can ever do to help you out we are all just a call away. Salute you man!