DESTRY ABBOTT & KAWASAKI GASLAMP TAKEOVER

 
(9/11/2013)

Last weekend I was given the opportunity to do something really cool and totally different from anything I'm used to! Kawasaki had their 2014 Dealer Meeting down in San Diego. As part of their show, Kawasaki had the majority of their factory racers there for several autograph sessions. Then on Saturday night Kawasaki took over the Gaslamp District for their finale. They closed several streets down for the final show and Dealer Party! I was honored to be part of it and was actually a little nervous, because my part of the show was to ride over a car on the streets of downtown San Diego. Kawasaki wanted to tie in some Endurocross riding along with Jason Britton and Eric Hoenshell's street bike show. The crowd loved it all and it was for sure a great experience for me to be part of! It went pretty smooth for the most part and it's super cool to see how far Endurocross has come! However my first time over the car I just about took a pavement sample! We didn't account for the humidity and the car was extremely slippery! When I went up the front of the car I spun more then I thought and went off the top of the car sideways, but luckily was able to save it :) Not the way I wanted to start, but after that it was awesome! 

I attached some photos from the three days we were there (from Martin Salsberry and Alfonse Palaim from Motoinsider). 


These were all the riders that were at the signings too! Stacked from dirt to street: Ryan Villopoto, Jake Weimer, Blake Baggett, Adam Cianciarulo, Tyler Bowers, Dean Wilson, Taylor Robert, Jeff Emig, Austin Forkner, Ricky Gadson, Eric Bostrom, Jason Britton, Eric Hoenshell, Tom Sykes, Leah Petersen, Craig Warner, Garrett Marchbanks, and myself. 

This weekend I'll be back in Tennessee for country singer Craig Morgan's Charity Ride and Concert! I've been part of this event a couple times before and it's awesome! Saturday we all do some riding (Craig is a pretty dang good rider too) with a variety of really big name mx and offroad riders. Then that night he puts on a concert for everyone and this year he also has Tate Stevens and Aaron Lewis singing! For more info you can check out craigmorgan.com 

Then the following weekend the Endurocross series kicks back off in Ontario, California! Excited to get back to racing and seeing all the boys again! 

Best Wishes,



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WARNING: Much of the action depict­ed in this magazine is potentially dan­gerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced ex­perts or professionals. Do not at­tempt to duplicate any stunts that are be­yond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate safety gear.

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