I am about to leave to stop by Kyla and Ryan of Liquid Militias house to drop off some parts for their skis. Soon after I will be picking up Chris MacClugage’s new triple cylinder Kawasaki Motor for his GP SXR from a great engine builder and porting guru Jeff Jensen of Top End Performance. After i pick that up I will be heading down to Skat-Trak to pick up pump system and accessories for him as well. From there its off to Havasu where I will be riding my friend Tom Suchodolski’s 2008 Yamaha Superjet at Body Beach practicing for my upcoming race in Parker AZ. Chris MacClugage will be there testing his skis as well giving me pointers and teaching me the things i need to learn about closed coarse racing. It should be a fun weekend and I look forward to learning a lot. For more information on the Race in Parker next week visit APBAracing.com
It all kicked off with a BBQ at Kyla and Ryan of Liquid Militia’s house. Where almost the entire PWC Offshore community met up at as they ate great food, prepared skis, and watched the new DVD by Liquid Militia and Hypnotic Films, Rise of The Tide. Chris and his Wife Rachel MacClugage were there as well hanging out and preparing Chris’s Yamaha FZR for the next day’s sprint. We all woke up the next morning around 5 am to leave for the Dana Point harbor. After the riders meeting everyone launched their ski’s including myself with my superjet and my brother Philip Gomez and his Sea Doo RXP. We all rode just outside of the harbor to watch Chris and all of the other Offshore racer’s line up and fire off toward Avalon. After they took off Kyla, Ryan, Bryant, my brother, and I decided to go down the coast on a hunt for some surf to ride. After a little barrel roll session in a what I thought was a private cove. I was hitting these random large waves which I came to realize were there because there were random Large rocks all over this little area. I decided then that I loved the way my body was in one piece so we made our way back when I found out the local coast guard/rangers were watching but not as happy as I was about riding there. They were cool and let me go with a warning. Chris MacClugage ended up taking first overall in the race! We all flushed out the skis and walked over to the Dana point Jet Ski rental and service shop for the awards. It was a cool little ceremony Kyla’s mom and head of K38 water safety, Shawn Alladio ended up taking 9th place and first in her class! After the awards we all drove down the street to the local Chronic Tacos Mexican joint. It was there when the Liquid Militia slap on stickers came out and blew up Liquid Militia all over that Chronic Taco establishment. Just as we all got our food and stickered the entire place up, we couldn’t begin to eat without getting some proper entertainment on the Chronic Taco Flat screen. What else could we put in but the new DVD Rise of The Tide! It was a really fun and eventful day, Chris MacClugage worked hard for the gold so I am super stoked for his results.
Liquid Militia taking over Dana Point's Chronic Tacos joint
Pre-race BBQ at the Liquid Militia house watching Rise of The Tide DVD
Fighting through yet again some more motor set backs. Yet with the help of my good friends and sponsors at Pacific Motorsports I had torn apart my motor due to a piston failure and had my motor rebuilt in 3 days with just enough time to pack and leave for the 2010 Pismo Beach Spring break Freeride. Along the way I picked up my friend and rider Stacey Wells from The airport who flew in from Texas. We both made the 5 hour drive up the California coast hwy meeting Kyla and Ryan of Liquid Militia along with one of the industries most infamous East coast photographer Ronny Mac that they picked up from the airport as well. The rest of the weekend went off with messy but massive surf. It was great being able to tear it up with all my good friends including Zack Bright, Chris Rosner, Ross Champion, Kris Ingram of Kommander Industries, Tomski, Jon Hall, Jack Sutton, Stanton High, Pete Zernik, Cuong Son, Jared Ajlouny, EJ, Glen Glorioso, Jerry Brandon JFB, and many many more. Local photographer Vanessa McCarthy was super cool to share some of the photos she snapped during the weekend. I was also stoked that my best friends from home were able to make it out and see what the freeride scene was all about! On Saturday night Liquid Militia hosted the Premier of the new DVD Rise of the Tide by Bryant Lambert of Hypnotic Films. overall it was an extremely fun event everyone had a great time and I look forward to the next freeride to be able to see and ride with all the great people and friends of the Freeride scene.