| The Weatherall
August 13, 2004
Its been a crazy season and you all wouldn’t believe half
the stuff I’ve done and places I’ve been too.
During the New Zealand Nationals Stacy approached me about doing
a bit of a column on what I’m up to and what’s happening
in the world of pro wakeboarding! I was thinking ‘Cool, yeah
that’ll be pretty easy, I’ve got tons of time on the
road! Don’t I??’
Apprently not because here I am sitting in a small town in Kentucky
in August and this is really the first opportunity I’ve had
to put pen to paper. (Or at least sit in front of a computer with
some spare time)
Heres a quick run down of the season so far.
Cathy Williams and I left New Zealand for Florida. Arrived, picked
up our truck and our new 24v Tige. No rest time and riding for us,
it was straight out on the road to start our road/clinic Tour named
the ‘Live 2 Ride Tour’ (L2RTour.com).
Since then it’s been nothing but going hard.
In the last four months we,ve driven 30,000miles, run and been
to 60 events, taught 1000’s how to wakeboard or improve what
they’re already doing, traveled to four different countries,
snowboarded at Mt Hood on the summer glaciers and last week I rode
in my first Freestyle Mx Demo at Wakestock in Canada!
Heres a few of the highlights:
Gerry Nunn cuts his hair.
Parks Wins the tour championship again(cause he really deserved
Froggy Soven kills it at all off the events, and takes the X games
crown off Danny Harf! The kid rips so hard!!
Getting hooked up with Honda and getting my first bike.
Coming 5th on the Pro tour
Riding FMX at Wakestock infront of 1000s with Jeff Banks and a crew
of Canadian FMX pros!
And the top highlight of the year is
Coming home to ride for the summer!!! Yeah.
Ill be back in November sometime helping the boys at Ballistics
with the camp and riding as hard as ever. (Check out www.ballistics.co.nz
for details on when Ill be around for some coaching.)
I’m pumped on getting back and riding in NZ this summer.
Hopefully Ill get to meet a lot of you hometown rippers too.
Take care and ride like its gonna be your last.