We are officially into the off-season of racing and, like every off-season, speculation about what’s happening behind the scenes is in full force. We will continue to keep you in the loop with all the latest gossip and news, but for Kickstart this week, we thought we’d provide some light-hearted good news to get your week started. First, we have chosen our six favorite “tweets” from some of the motocross personalities we follow on Twitter. Sure, there is a lot of useless crap tweeting through cyberspace, but every once in a while, there are some pretty funny comments. As you can see, Mike Mason is an all-star Tweeter. More often than not, he has some classic sh@% to say. Check them out for yourself.
In other uplifting news, Ross Maeda has made some progress in his rehabilitation, and we recorded a video of him updating everyone on his condition. For hose who don’t know, Ross, owner of Enzo Racing, wrecked on his dirt bike recently and has been rendered paralyzed from the waist down. We are all pushing for him to progress and overcome, but only time will tell. Check out his video below.
We wrap things up this week with Ryan Dungey. He is on the big bore and neck deep into testing. We caught up with him at the Suzuki test track recently and have the interview for you. Check it out at the bottom of the page.
This week’s best of…
“Seafood is probably the most disgusting thing on this planet….I just watched a dude eat something out of a shell that looked like a booger.” -Mike Mason
“Whoa dude, don’t ever watch the movie Express….good movie but I’m not gonna lie I almost cried!!” -Mike Mason
“Drinking Miller lite and listening to Miley Cyrus, is this what happens in Jersey?” -Mike Mason
“Headed down to Ryno’s for the 1st day of my new training program with him. gotta get n shape so my shirts fit better…” -Jeff Emig
“Ahhhh Roberto’s Tacos. My late night mistress. I will curse you in the morning when the mud comes.” – Carey Hart
“Damn shoulder reco, just cut the f@% outa me face shavin’ with my left hand. What a knob.” -Blake “Bilko” Williams
Good News from Ross Maeda
You can see what he wrote on his Caring Bridge message board RIGHT HERE or you can see him tell the story in the video below. Swap took his new Vado pocket cam with him to see Ross so he could provide an update to his family and friends.
Catching Up With… Ryan Dungey
We caught up with Ryan Dungey while he was testing on the big fo’ fiddy late last week. He filled us in on all the latest, including his experience at the 2009 Motocross of Nations now that he has returned to the States and let it settle in his mind a bit. Check it out for yourself below.