Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pralex Back From Atlanta!

We're back! A great time with great people! It was awesome to see Alexis again, as its been awhile since we got to ride with him, and he's been having some knee problems recently, but seems to be doing better now! The trip started over a week ago for Prasheel when he decided to come down to Petrolia early and party and ride with Alex.

After an initial weekend of partying in London with our new manager Kim, we came back to Petrolia and started a week of riding. Alex hadn't rode in ages due to illness and injuries, and was still getting over some rib problems, but rode anyways! Getting warmed up for the Atlanta jam so we could be in best form for our ATL counterpart Alexis.

Adam Jakomait (unofficial team member) and Steve Lapsley (organizer of this years North American AM Circuit) met up with us in Petrolia on Thursday night so we could leave bright and early on Friday morning. Alex worked Thursday night at 11pm and finished Friday morning at 7am. So as soon as he got done work, we hit the rode, van full of riders, driver, and team manager, we got underway. Alex quickly fell asleep as he had been up all night, and missed the majority of the drive.

After what seemed like endless hours of open highway, we made it to Atlanta around 9pm. We thought about heading to some clubs, but didn't really know where we were, and we were tuckered out from the long drive, so we shared some alcoholic beverages, until Alexis and Billy (ATL crew) showed up and we chatted about this and that and got caught up. We then all passed out pretty quickly.

The next day we got up surprisingly early, and headed to the Waffle House! After a delicious breakfast, we headed straight to the jam spot...And being the amazing Team Pralex, you can sure as hell bet we were the first riders there! We were all SHOCKED at how warm it was, and began riding as soon as we got our bikes assembled.
Not long after rider after rider showed up, along with Prasheel's new frame and a bunch of new clothes for Alex! Thanks Rick and Alexis for the help with that! The jam quickly became pretty big, and riders from all over were killing it.

After getting a ridiculous amount of free stuff, and a nice session with Isaiah Jordan and Alexis, we headed back to our hotel to shower up and start slamming drinks. We quickly started getting intoxicated then headed to Ruby Tuesday's for dinner (which was ridiculously delicious!!). We then went back to the hotel and called for a cab. The cabbie showed up, and DIDN'T KNOW WHERE THE CLUB WAS! He didn't even know where the bar district was!!! He picks us up at a hotel, and was asking us for directions?!? After the most frustrating cab ride ever, we got out and just started trying to find the club ourselves, which was pretty easy surprisingly.

We get into the club, and immediately run to the bar for drinks. Now I'm usually pretty impressed with the strong drinks I recieve at Jack's, the bar that has become our regular stomping ground in London. But MJQ seriously mixes some heavy drinks. I couldn't believe it, a few drinks later and the rest of the night is a big haze. Dancing to some awesome tunes provided by AC Slater and the DJs that opened for him were great as well. Definitely wasn't complaining about the gorgeous girls on stage either.

After all this we get back to the hotel and hit the hay. Waking up the next morning, which turns into all of us nursing hangovers and hating our lives for most of the drive. All in all, an awesome trip...30 hours in a car for 40 hours in the city...WORTH IT! Thanks ATL crew for an amazing jam and an amazing time!

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