A Whole Lotta BS: Grip It and Rip It

A Whole Lotta BS: Grip It and Rip It

A Whole Lotta BS is Brian Schroy’s new weekly column. Check back weekly for the grittiest gossip the industry has to offer, as seen through the eyes of Brian.

For many, winter has come to an end. Do not fret, however, for there is off-season fun to be had!

Earlier this week, we geared up and drove to the motocross track outside of Erie, CO. Just a short drive from our home base in Boulder, we’ll be frequenting the track throughout the summer months. The beauty of this track is that it offers terrain for riders of all abilities.

The little vs. the big.

Peter Olenick, Tim Russell, and Empire’s Jake Largess raced around on the expert track all day, while Henrik Lampert, Meg Olenick, Shay Williams and I stuck to riding the mini bike. We cruised along the beginner track, which features several rollers, bank turns and small tabletops. We also practiced ripping skiddies. Shay proved to be the most successful…

Pete sprays around some dirt.

Willis Brown was pumped to ride his newly purchased Kawasaki, but forgot to bring pants to the track. When he realized wearing board shorts was a bad idea he quickly traded with our roommate Tyler. It was his first day riding a big bike, but he was able to keep up with the pack. One sloppy night Willis stated that he would do a back flip by the end of the year. I admire his confidence.

Willis, exchanging some bottoms with Tyler.

Another man who was feeling overly confident was Bad Boy Henrik Lampert. Much against the discretion of the crowd he removed his shirt before riding the mini bike. Exceeding speeds of 30 mph a fall could have been devastating to his tan self, however the only one who received any injury was me. I thought it would be fun to play chicken with Willis, but in the heat of the moment realized that the dirt bike approaching me at high speeds was a complete stranger. I had no choice but to ditch my bike.

Tis’ merely a flesh wound.

The real reason why Henrik looks tan.

After a long day of riding we decided to pack up and head back to Boulder for some horseshoes and BBQ.

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