That crazy guy from Texas that was blogging MX on the net before Gibby, before Teefus, before DC, and even before MikeeeP and before anyone ever heard of a blog. I called it Whip It!. For those of you remember, good on ya. For those that don't, too bad. It was fun. Home of the original Fresh Dirt, by Eric Johnson, not Mike Patrick.
Got hooked on this sport in 1972 at the behest of a friend who, basically, dared me into it. I just wanted to ride trails. The thought of racing actually scared the crap out of me. Guess what? Turns out I had a little bit of knack for it. Not great. Just good. But school, career and girls were my first priorities, so, like a lot of you, I ended up floating in and out of the sport. Unlike that other stuff, it's been the one reliable constant in my life.