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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Life on Clear Lake

I am nice and settled into my house in Clear Lake and getting a truck load of riding done with Dean Smith, Shawn Watson, Erik Ruck, Rusty Malinoski, Brenton Priestly, Chad Sharpe and many more people. I have been basing most of my riding with a good friend of mine, Jamie Hamrick, who is based out in Maitland which is only a 5 minute drive from my house.

Jamie doesn’t do the tour but has an insane Nautique 230 which is my choice of boat and provides my favorite wake. I am having the best time I never thought I couldn’t be having this much fun in America but I am having the time of my life and riding better than I have and better than I ever thought I could. I have been selected to represent Australia at the IWSF worlds in Milan, Italy next month. This will be a few days after the fourth stop on the tour in Monroe, Washington. Looks like I have some training to do!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Colorado Pro Tour and a road trip with the Wolf Pack

I have just arriving in Tennessee after a long 36 hour drive crammed in a little car with Terry Bailey, Nick Bailey, AJ Racinelli and Cody Hesse after an awesome weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We drove across the Mid West through Kansas, Montana, Chicago and Kentucky and it was great just to see the scenery and how different the towns are to back home in Australia.

The Pro Tour Stop was a really tough contest and the riding level was really intense. I was relieved to make it through to the quarter finals in a heat that was looking like it should of been a final. The semi final was looking the same, with everyone stepping up their game entirely. It was like we were riding in a different competition. It’s awesome to be competiting when everyone is riding so well, it makes you push yourself so much harder.

Unfortunately I couldn't stand up a good enough pass to put myself in the finals again but I definitely wasn’t stressed about that because it was an amazing final to watch, and they guys who made it through deserved it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

It's all big in Texas - Pro Tour Stop 2

Last weekend I headed up to Dallas Fort Worth, Texas I was a little nervous coming into this stop, because I had already podiumed every contest so far. I wanted to back it up and get in the finals and have a good ride to back up my streak. I had a good ride in my heat and took out the win; I won my semi final to so I needed to back it up with a solid ride in the finals. I didn’t have the best ride and just missed out on another podium finish.

However I’m definitely not that concerned when I made 3 finals in a row in my first US season, I was just going with the flow. This coming weekend I head out to Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am so stoked to be traveling America; I am finally starting to learn where all the states are and understand what they really like.
In Fort Worth I was invited to stay in an amazing house on a huge lake and just had the best time. Texas was pretty cool.