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Olof 'Olle' Eriksson

Är 22 år gammal.
Bor i Skellefteå.

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olle@gummark.nu
Spain 2008

Gummark, Feb 26, 21:49


Thanks to all you guys who paid for my trip:
woodie
raymoto
ducslayer
ckevg
and you who didnt want to be mentioned


Thanks to team Ferrari for all the help and the company:
woodie
JC
Gaz

Thanks to team Jones Pizza Delivery:
Lee
Joe

And thanks to all the guys who lend me bikes, especially Richard who had to see me riding his bike with the rubber side up... Thanks to all the guys who helped me with my riding by either giving me tips or watching me ride and tell me their thoughts and obeservations!

My Spain trip

It all started off with a snow storm. Me and my parents live in seperate houses, by about 60 feet, and you couldnt see the other house thru the window! It was a slow ride to the airport because theres reindeers everywhere on the roads. My mom was crying as always when she says good bye as I'm about to go on a trip. About 11 hours and three flights later I met up with the British guys of team Ferrari. We had a hard time finding our way out of the airport and I had a equal hard time understanding what anyone of them were saying The hotel was very nice for being a spanish hotel and we hit the sack pretty soon.

You could think that when you go all the way from northern Sweden to southern Spain you'd escape the snow, ofcourse not.

On the first day I wasnt feeling that selfconcious and I took everything in very small steps since I didnt want to crash any bike. The track was pretty fast in some parts, fifth gear thru one corner with the fast Aprilia SXV VDB replica of woodie, and a little slower on one part. The offroad section was very good measured by swedish standards, one speed jump, one brake jump and one fine table top. Out of the dirt section there was concrete "ribs" that shoke off the dirt from the wheels. I had a hard time with this part of the track during the whole weekend. By the end of the day I started riding faster and some fast riders like Andy Mitchell passed me and I got the opportunity to see how the offroad should be done.

On the second day I focused on helping the other riders out. I borrowed Richards standard SXV and took a couple of "fast" laps in between helping the other riders with their riding. I managed to do what I think was my third ever highside on that bike too, I realy thought I was saving it by lowsiding but in the very last minute I let off and the bike gripped, sending me off on a run... No part of my body hurt but I felt a big shame towards Richard, who on the other hand seemed to take it pretty well. Thanks for that Rich! I did a couple of faster laps on woodies VDB replica which was kind of similiar to my bike and then by the end of the last session Lee Jones borrowed me his Aprilia, helmet and gloves. Took five laps on that bike, two to learn the characteristics of the bike and then three laps really trying it out. Man thats a fast bike, no wonder tho, he is supported by Alice racing.

The third day I focused on taking pictures. There was so many fast riders out there and it was a joy learning how to take pictures of them. The British standard is very high! On the second half of the day I got to try some different bikes, one being a standard MX spec CRF 150 (Joe Jones's). Man that bike is awesome! I was almost able to reach the ground on that bike also! In the evening we hit the beer and I had a very good conversation with Greg Kinsella that gave me a lot of confidence. He's a really nice guy.

Going home was a trip. I love riding in the car with team Ferrari, they are a great bunch of lads! They dropped me of at the airport and I made my way back to sthlm. When I sat down texting woodie I looked up and my eyes were met by this very cute swedish girl that was taking the same flight as me back to Skellefteå. We exchanged looks and smiles and with my new self confidence I decided to write my number and "call me!" on the back side of my ticket. As we landed I gave it to her. My mom saw us meet and she asked if we both had been in spain, because she was as me red in the face (I've got sun burn) So I hope I get a phone call soon

The trip was just awesome. I thought it were a dream when I woke up this morning. I really enjoyed the company and I miss you guys already (in a hetero way, sorry King Karl). The track was great, the riders were awesome, the people were hillarious people and I hope I get to make up for all the help I've got making this possible. I really really needed this, mostly psychologically, north sweden is a dark and lonely place in the winter.

Thanks for everything
Olof "Olle" Eriksson, #103
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