Jared Eberwein: 8 days in Florida started with this….
“I’m not one for many contest, but I’m not ever against them either. I always answer the subject about contest, that I would go to all of them and compete if I was invited. Many contest nowadays are setup a lot around invite only. Also I’m not clueless when it comes to thelevel of riding in a contest in todays day and age, its absolutely insane!! I’m not selling myself short but it is what it is, and it overwhelms me what has to be done to push out the competition. I hadn’t done a contest for a while and I was flying in to Tampa the night before the 3rd stop of the FLBMX contest series at the Sarasota Payne park. It was a good kickoff to my week long stay of a trip in Florida for Profile. The environment at the contest was awesome and fun, everyone was stoked to be riding with so many people. Mark Mulville has been in way more contest then I ever have, but we’ve had a share of them. It was funny because Mark and I were starting in the same area for our runs (because Mark showed me all the lines, and I stole his haha) Trying to figure out when one of us was gonna have to drop in for our runs, feeling the nerves in our stomachs. Just thinking how you never get use to that feeling, fun but nerve racking. I would just drop in and complete my one line each time, and then end up with 25-30 secs of a 45 sec run still left, haha. The lines I took from Mark didn’t eat up nearly as much time as I thought, which left a bunch of improvising. Needless to say, it was an awesome time getting
to ride with a different scene I haven’t rode with before, and seeing a bunch of new faces and reuniting with old ones too. The FLBMX contest series is a great thing for the Florida scene, and thanks to everyone behind it keeping the image alive! Oh and Matt Coplon killed it!!!”