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Croatia 2002

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I got this amazing opportunity to go to Croatia back in 2002 to ride trials with some fellow Ammurricans and zee Germans. It was a ridiculously cool experience and it certainly changed my life in the sense that it took me out of my white-bread high school surroundings and showed me that the real world is out there. Also that people out there have real problems like “A decade ago, my house was blown up during a bloody civil war but now we’ve rebuilt and kept moving forward” instead of “Whaaa, my dad made me pay for my own haircut last week!”

The hotel where we stayed was called Stella Mare and it was great. Teo was the guy who owned it and he and his family ran the place and cooked amazing fresh food for us and just generally made sure we felt welcome and right at home. He was such a great and caring person and I miss the place. He’s the smooth headed fellow on the right.

 

 

He arranged for me to be set up for an interview with the Croatian news after we did a big trials demo in the town square in Jelsa.

I got to spend some time with some good people from back home like Ryder Okumura and Tony “Hella” Fernandez.

 

And certain got my ass handed to me by plenty of German riders.

And got to know a few of them like Maurice and Felix (not pictured as he was paradoxically too smooth for light to reflect off of him).

I’ll go back someday, maybe to retire.

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Probably won’t be retiring any time soon though thanks to this stupid BFA I have…

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February 19, 2012 at 6:28 am