Friday, December 29, 2006

Holiday Times

I took the kids skating for thier first time. Benny had to take a leak so we went into the bathroom. He had skates on and he wasn't very stable on them yet. He slipped on the skates while he was pissing and pissed all over the place.
Toast (Mark Johnson) came home for the holidays. We got together and rode the 1888 barn. We have had ramps in that barn since around 1982. It is a riding spot that has been around for about the longest I know of. Here is a shot of toast airing. He is 40 and I have never seen him ride that place so good.

Collins had a Xmas party and we made a huge bon fire. Kim was jumping through it. He didn't know it but I was putting bricks, cinderblocks and shovels on the back side of the fire. He would ride through the fire and hit my booby traps and eat shit. After a few wipeouts he got up and said "ah look someone put bricks there". He was hammered.

Clint got a new bike for Xmas. Here he is testing out his new whip and his new kicks that Scott Towne got him. Scott actually got our whole family new kicks, he rules.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

A Christmas Classic

"Jail house rock"
Crandall Claus
About 10 years ago, Crandall, Gilly, Tag, T-bone and I loaded into Tbones VWrabbit desiel to go to Columbus for the christmas classic. We got to the convention center and saw a bunch of our friends. That night a ton of dudes went to the bar there and got ripped. Everyone was getting nuts. JV decided it would be a good idea to toss a glass table down a fight of stairs. It shattered all over at the bottom. The cops came and all hell broke lose. They were arresting dudes all over. Crandall and I hauled ass to the elevator and the cops came screamming over not wanting dudes to get on and leave. The doors were shutting and the cops were running for it just as the doors shut I flipped the cops the bird and up we went laughing our asses off. Tag came up a bit later and his face was beat red and his eyes were fucked. The cops had mased the shit out of him. He was telling that he and Gilly were getting on and the cops grabed gilly's arm and he jerked away which sent the cops in a tizzy. They cuffed Gilly and took him to jail.
They shut down the elevators keeping everyone on their floors. We had plenty of beer so it wasn't a prob to us. Crandall was stressin pretty bad about Gilly being in jail. Crand and I thought we would give eachother black eyes for Xmas so we swaped punches to the face for a bit. That was the first time I met Kieth Mulligan. I'm not sure what he thought about that from the way he was watching us deck the piss out of each other. Crandall was sayin how gilly can't be in the clink alone. After a shit load of stessing about it Crandall pounded a few beers and said somebody has to go with Gilly and how he can't be in there alone (he had never been to jail).
So crand told us he would see us later and that he had to go to jail to be with Gilly. He walked to of the room went up to 2 cops and told them that they were peices of shit and to fuck off or something along those lines. They cuffed him and away he went.
The next day Tag an I went out street riding. We met up with a ton of dudes. That dude Evil from muncie indiana was with us. He was feebling down long steep hand rail back when that stuff wasn't done often. Wing ding and I got back to the convention center and started passing a hat and everyone chipped in and we got and bond and they would be let out monday morning, it was saturday. We went to a keg party that night and the same JV dude thought it would be cool to toss the empty keg through a cars winshield. Turned out that the car belonged to the host throwin the party. Dude came out decked JV's eye so hard it make a smack sound.
Monday morning came and Tbone and I when to get Gilly and Crandall out after their court. We got there and people were outside protesting with signs out how dudes have gone to jail there and end up hanged. Those 2 came out in the court room with the orange jail jump suits on and flip flops. Gilly being so tall they didn't have a suit to fit him so his were high waters half way up his calfs. They were bummed looking. All I could think is that it looked like a episode of Abbott and Costello go to jail. On Crandalls way out He said some skinny black dude in his cell said"Jail house rock" as he walked by. We packed up and went to chenga and rode. That night we got a room in that roachy motel right by chenga. Everyone was beat and wanted to sleep. I wanted to kill the 18 pack we had because it was our last night. I was keeping them up so I went into the bathroom, drank the beer and read the phone book. I got the idea of rolling up a little piece and i stuck it between the toes on gilly while he was sleepin. I lit it on fire and it worked perfect. It burned down and woke gilly up screaming. It was my first hot foot. We woke and it was zero out. The rabbit wouldn't start we bump started it and headed home to NY. Rabbit was running shitty over heating. We couldn't shut it off or it would'nt start again. We got home real late shut it off and it never started again. It was a Xmas I'll never forget.
Thanks, Old Bastard Behind Bars, Kelly

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Molly Motocross

Yesterday was our daughter Molly Baker"s 7th birthday. It seems like she was born about 2 years ago. She has already out grown her first motorcycle (Yamie PW 50). Ill be looking for a 90 soon.

We went to the Broome Tioga Nationals last summer to watch the race to catch Ricky. While we were there I took the mini moto monsters down to the pits. I stopped at the Boo Koo tent to check out the hot Boo Koo chicks and get some free high test. Josh Demuth was kick ass enough to pose for this pic with my monsters. Molly says she wants to race.

This is a shot of Broc Hepler from Pa, so he was sort of a local.

It is a awsome day out but I'm sitting on the couch with a jacked knee. I messed it last weekend at CJS. I really feel that I'm addicted to BMX because I'm sitting here disabled in pain and all Im really bummed on is not being able to ride my bike. It did give Kim and I a chance to check out a canadian national motocross race. Man is that entertaining. Those dudes are squirlly, fast and tough (a hell of a mix for MX). They check each other in the corners like they are playing hockey. Some of the dudes that finished it the top ten went down twice in one moto. They would take big diggers and get right back up and pick up the bike one handed start it and roost off while adjusting their googles. Tonite is the Vancover supercross. The RC and Bubba hour of power starts @6:00pm. That is about as good as I can do with my jacked up knee, I hope it wasn't too painfull.
Old Bastard Behind Bars, Kelly

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Door Check

Checker jumpin over the checkie
Kim probably didn't know about a hour after this pic was taken he would get the shit checked out of him.

the real Kim Baker

DEC-3 A bunch of us went down to elmira to ride Jammer, Kmart, Kim and Crandall. We rode the outside concrete for a while froze at first but warmed up and it was good. Crandall pointed out this far ass fly out gap thingie Colin Winklman did years ago R.I.P.

After that we went to CJS and had a pretty good session. They have a killer mini and jammer was air pretty high. I didn't know he could air minis like that. Hell he probably didn'r either. He is one of those fuckin dudes that is good at anything he trys. If he thinks he wants to do it he does.

We had a good sesh, Crandall left for his ladies and we drove home. On the way we stopped for treats and we were all back in the van exept Kim. So I thought it would be a good chance to door check him. For those who don't know a door check is. When the dude is getting back in the rig creep along and just as they get the door open and start to jump in you jam on the brakes jamming the persons face and chest hopefully into the door upright. The checkie usually know it is about to happen but there isn't much they can do about it.

He made the leap and I stomped the brakes at the perfect time. His face kissed the upright and sent him into the dash. He bouced back out almost the whole length of the van. You could here his food and beer rustling around. I let him in and we laughed our asses off most of the way home.

Thanks Old Bastard Behind Bars - Kelly