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It’s taken me awhile today to get going with this edition of the FLOOD brought to you by Atlas Brace. I think it’s pretty easy to understand why: today is Sept 11. It’s crazy to believe that 16 years ago this day was one that will never be forgotten by the world. It’s also crazy to think that present day we have another story but not from a man-made attack, but rather Mother Nature showing her wrath in Florida. I’m not great at sympathy, or feelings, but I do know these days, these events are tragic is so many ways and even the emotionless zombie I am can understand it all. We’re truly lucky to be living in Canada where these things just don’t happen. We have tough times and sad stories but nothing that can align from what America has seen. There are so many theories about 9/11 on whether it was just an attack or an American conspiracy. I’ve watched the majority of the theory made material and it’s hard to believe the US government didn’t plan 9/11. For sure they can’t plan this current weather pattern for Texas and Florida but the 9/11 sure seems questionable. Regardless, the sadness this day brought to so many lives can never be forgotten. If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate. – Sandy Dahl, wife of the pilot on Flight 93 Jason Dahl.
Theory, that’s an interesting word. Wikipedia explains theory as this: A theory is a contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking or the results of such thinking. Depending on the context, the results might, for example, include generalized explanations of how nature works. The word has its roots in ancient Greek, but in modern use, it has taken on several different related meanings. In basic terms Theory is an easy way to share an opinion in your own way. I was at a campfire on Friday night and I was “under the gun” if you will, answering questions about AMO/MMRS, classes, trophies, prizes and everything else that people like to jab about after a few cocktails full of confidence. To be honest, I actually love debating about stuff like we did on Friday night. There were some seriously valid points about a few items that can be addressed this winter it ensures even better events for our members. Then, of course, there were the total rubbery waxed out booze voiced questions or “theories” that gave us a chuckle and got poked fun at rather than given respect for the thought. I wasn’t alone at this fire either, where usually I am or answering the questions without “back up” if you will. I don’t mean back up like a fight would break out, but rather back up to see the types of conversations you get into when you have chosen to take a position like I have for moto here in Ontario. It was funny the next morning my buddies asking me, “How do you deal with that?” I said I didn’t really know because the old me would have lost his cool and likely upset people but instead because of this AMO role, I’m trying my best to make moto enjoyable and great again for Ontarians no matter the skill or involvement or how much money they have. Again, I do love a great debate and especially for something I’m so passionate about but sometimes the bigger picture is missed in the grand scheme of it all. Decisions get made and because of that sometimes people get left in the cold wondering “why?” It’s not a personal thing usually but more on the side of how the numbers work or in our case how many classes we have. There is no exact science on how to make this work. In fact, I think anyone could do this job but the better question is, would they? Theories and 5 bucks can get you a McD’s Breakfast Combo 1 and that’s about it. Until you dive right in, accept the risk, put yourself in front of the action and go for it to make the difference, then “Theorist” you are.
The Annual Sandstorm even is this weekend at Gopher Dunes. Last year they added a Saturday AX to the overall weekend festivities. This year, like the MP Cup the Shift Holeshot will be added to Saturday night for some fun. For the entire info go click photo below:
In two weeks time AMO/MMRS as their annual Saturday race and Banquet afterward. Last year was a huge hit serving just over 400 people some cocktails, food, and a huge prize layout. Well, this year there’s, even more, to be handed out. Look for PR’s over the next 10 days getting you amped and ready for the best finale a moto community can give held at Motopark Sept 23rd. I heard a rumor as well AMO/MMRS will allow any other club racers come that weekend at the member’s price to race. The banquet though, that’s for the people that really support us!!!