Much of my life has been about 2 wheels. As a kid I grew up riding my BMX to school and all around town. Eventually I graduated to a bike with a motor and right away I was addicted. I spent the next 8 years of my life riding dirt bikes every chance I got. As I got older it didn't matter if I was on a dirt bike or a street bike as long as I was riding. The thought of racing pro motocross crossed my mind, but an untimely injury and the costs involved with getting to the race tracks took their toll. In the meantime my father Mert Lawwill, who will forever be imortalized in the epic film On Any Sunday began developing some of the first full suspension mountain bikes with mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher. I began riding these bikes and at first I was not too thrilled. Not only was it hard to ride up these hills, but these early bikes were very unpredictable and could impload at anytime. Always a tinkerer I began putting more energy into these bikes and tried to help come up with ways to to make the bikes work better. It wasn't long till the big progressed to a point that they were considered to be the best full suspenion bikes available...at the time. I really started putting in the miles and really enjoying the freedom and the relative low costs of being able to ride. It wasn't long till I started racing local events. With the help og Gary Fisher I worked my way onto the National Circuit and year after year I was successful enough to get sponsors and financial backing that would send me literally all over the world to race my bike. I did this for the next 12 years of my life culminating with a Masters World Downhill Championship in 2002.
New trail opening in Aliso Woods! Well known "Car Wreck" trail has been approved as a LEGAL trail and will official open Sunday August 15th! The organization SHARE organized a work party with 40 plus volunteers including myself and New Rider instructor Bob Loeffler. With only one re-route and some needed attention to the trail it will be a very challenging ripping trail! This is definitely not a beginner trail.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony between 9am-10am August 15th.
County officials and OC registers David Whiting will be on hand for the ceremony. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Feb 19, 2010 Just got my new Troy Lee Designs D3 helmet!
I was pretty happy with my D2 and thought I was content to use it for another season but then I tried on the new D3. Wow, what an unbelievable helmet. If you are in th emarket for a new helmet this is the one to get!
Feb-7, 2010 Southridge USA Winter Series
It's racing time again!
Had a great day of racing after some rain which made the course outstanding. Check out my race report and a few photos from my run