Josh to Germany - ISDE 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by mknight, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    But that's why we buy them...:D to :ricky and occasionally :muutt

    If we wanted stuff to look the same as the day we bought it we'd be into art :puke2 and that's just :ymca
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  2. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    We’ve been working closely with “Local Hero MX” (http://www.localheromx.com/) on a T-shirt design. It’s been a lot of work coordinating details with sponsors but we’re happy to share the final design. There are a few more sponsor logos (Rocky Mountain MC, Marc Barlage Insurance, etc.) that will be included, that aren’t on this sample, but this should give you an idea of how the shirts will look.

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    The image above shows the design on the front, but we’re thinking we’ll print it on the back instead (what do you all think?).

    Several people have already requested shirts and we’ve got you on the list. We are really only able to make one run of these shirts, so we would appreciate any feedback if you are interested in purchasing one so we can better gauge how many to print.

    We will sell these shirts at the fundraiser at OCA MX Track on July 21st, and continue to sell them up until the time we leave for Germany based on availability. Huge thanks to Jon at Local Hero MX for all his help.

    You can purchase a shirt by sending me a PM or e-mail to JoshKnightISDE@gmail.com (that is also our PayPal account so you can submit payment electronically).

    Josh rode the new bike last Friday at our local track and really loved it. It’s definitely setup soft for MX, but he rode it like it didn’t matter. He loved the ergonomics of the bike and said he could turn it even better and could really get up on the tank to rail the corners. He also practiced bib mousse tire changes for a few hours on Saturday with the help of multi-time ISDE participant and medalist Greg Gillian. The focus is on technique right now and dealing with the unexpected. The speed will come later.

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  3. Gotlabs

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    I think that would be better on the back of the shirt. Maybe the Josh to Germany, ISDE 2012 on the front left breast pocket area.
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  4. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Good luck Josh!
    You are doing what I never could.
    I tried qualifing in the late 90's,couldn't quite make the team.

    I will be following your progress.

    Congratulations. :clap
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  5. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    Thanks. We are actually going to print the entire design on the back of the shirt. The sample provided by our T-shirt guy showed it on the front. It takes him twice as much time to print front AND back and he is donating his time and design to help make this as profitable as possible, so we agreed to do the design all one side. It seems unanimous from feedback we've received that it should go on the back.
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  6. pilo

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    Jon at Localheromx is awesome. He helped me a ton with my stuff last year. Great service, great quality and a local guy = perfect.

    My preference is the graphics on the front so when I'm primping in front of the mirror I can give myself the Fonzie thumbs up and look at the shirt...but really I don't care. Whatever sells the most shirts is the right answer.
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  7. dmaxmike

    dmaxmike former quadtard.

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    Are the shirts going to stay team green colors even though you’re riding orange in the race its self? Not that it really matters because it’s still a sweet looking shirt! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  8. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    I know....seems like a conflict of interest :) But, yes, the colors will remain the same. We had to go with a design and stick with it.
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  9. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    Wow late to the thread but I'm IN subscribed. Put my name on the t-shirt list too please. :deal

    Go Josh!:clap
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  10. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    Thanks Rabbot. PM Sent.
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  11. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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  12. lowbudget

    lowbudget _twin brothers on the go_

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    Sounds awesome!

    If there is anything I can do for you in Germany let me know. And if it´s only translating or helping with forms...

    Where will the bike be shipped to? I could provide you with a garage until pickup...
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  13. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the offer. That is very generous. The entire U.S. team ships their large container to the paddock at the actual event and then when all team members arrive, they unpack the container and begin to un-crate their individual bikes.
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  14. Southest US Thumper

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    Save a Large for me!

    Best of luck Josh and we'll see you guys in September!
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  15. silverboy

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    Great story. I love the history.
    Makes me really wish I had gone to Boise...
    Im in for a shirt.
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  16. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the interest in the shirts. I'll send you each a PM and get details.

    Josh raced the KTM in a local endurocross this past weekend and we're technically on vacation this week, but will be trying to get a lot of work done on the bike. A few updates coming.
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  17. AZ Air Hd

    AZ Air Hd Air heads R 4ever!

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    Best of luck at ISDE. A bit of trivia - Taylor's Mom (Linda) maiden name was "Knight". They were at ISDE in Mexico (5days)... And Taylor plans to be in Germany with the senior team this year. All best to Josh, & Team USA!
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  18. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    Are you Taylor's grandfather? Taylor and his parents were just around the corner from us at the hotel in Mexico in 2010 when we were there as a support crew. I enjoyed watching Taylor on the Jr. Team that year and was very impressed with him. I distinctly remember watching one of his first tire changes on one of the first days. He was one of the most efficient and fastest, even though he was one of the youngest.

    Josh loves watching Taylor ride. I can't wait to see him tear it up this year with the Trophy team.
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  19. mknight

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    When I last updated you, I mentioned that we had the new bike. Since that time, we&#8217;ve been busily making preparations for all the work we need to do on the new bike. As Murphy&#8217;s Law would have it, both of the KX 250F&#8217;s we own are down and out and are requiring a re-build.

    Time is at a premium with all that is going on, but I need to get a good practice bike up and running for him. At the same time we need to be prepping the new bike and giving him a little ride time on the new bike without riding it too much and causing any damage or necessary repairs.

    We had another Endurocross fairly local to us this past weekend that Josh raced last year and really wanted to race again this year. I conceded that he could ride the new bike.

    It was a good opportunity to give it a real test in some tough conditions.
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    David Pearson showed up to race and it was fun for Josh to be banging bars with one of his heroes. Back in 2007 when Josh was 11, he attended a local riding school for the day put on by David Pearson in support of local Utah rider Bert Bradford who was participating in the ISDE that year in Chile. Ever since that time, David has been someone that Josh has looked up to and enjoyed watching .
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    Here Josh is being hounded by David&#8217;s cousin Tuffy Pearson in the pro main event.
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    Josh was rockin the headlight just for fun.
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    After all was said and done, Josh had a respectable finish in the Pro main event (he was doing great until he cartwheeled through the matrix and rung his bell pretty good), and bike and body survived.

    It was then on to a week of family &#8220;vacation&#8221;. With all that has been going on, I was looking forward to a week out our family&#8217;s cabin in Island Park Idaho for the 4<SUP>th</SUP> of July holiday. I planned to spend my days off working on bikes and trying to get caught up.

    Today we made a makeshift work area outside and went to work on trying to get some of the work completed on the bike.
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    Most of what we planned to get on today (Dirt Trix sprockets and rotors, Regina Z-ring chain, GPR stabilizer and top triple clamp, Bulletproof designs radiator guards, shark fin, and chain guide, new axle blocks, Turn Tech 2.5A battery, along with several other goodies (we didn&#8217;t get it all done).

    Nothing like taking a drill and tap to your new swingarm. However, this BulletProof designs chain guard and new T.M. chain guide bolted up nicely and should help in the rocks.
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    New Zinc coated and hardened Dirt Trix rotors front and rear and BulletProof Designs shark fin.
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    And Bulletproof Designs radiator guards.
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    Most everything went together nicely, but there is still a lot to do.

    We borrowed a friend&#8217;s Trials bike for some fun and a little cross-training. We had to take a few breaks during our 4<SUP>th</SUP> of July work session to enjoy our surroundings. Josh and little brothers are digging the Trials bike. This is great cross-training.
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    Josh is feeling comfortable with the bike. The biggest challenge at this time is just getting everything together in time before the end of the month comes to ship the bike. We are hosting a fund-raiser ride day at our local MX track in 2 ½ weeks and there is an incredible amount of work to be done in that time.

    The shirts should be printed by next week and we&#8217;ll start to get them mailed to those who have expressed interest.

    Thank you for all of the encouragement and kind words for Josh. Although much has been said about him, this has really been a family commitment and experience and I&#8217;m appreciative for how supportive they have been as well.
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  20. pilo

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    On the edge of my seat watching this unfold. Thanks for keeping the thread updated.
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