Lawm Mower Racing mania!
As Some of you might know, before I became a graphic designer, I had a number of weird unrelated jobs. One was repairing lawn mowers. About 6 months ago, I stumbled upon a sport that really sounded appealing: Lawn Mower Racing! The basic principal is to get a stock riding mower, reinforce the frame, steering, and install beefy brakes, and then swap out the stock engine and transmision pulleys to alter the drive ratio. Result: some of these can go up to 80 MPH. I spent roughly 5 months modifying an old vintage Sears riding mower into a racerific' Mowchine.
This has been a great thing for me personally. I get along with everybody, but as someone who grew up in the South and now living in California, I miss not having friends who truly appreciate the same things as I do: lawn mowers, engines, beer, Tom-T-Hall, tailgates, and BBQ. Try explaining any of those things to the average San Franciscan. Needless to say, I have to get away from all the metropolitan stuff from time to time. This sport has been a great outlet.Anyhow, I've met a whole ton of people who have become great friends. In this sport, it doesn't matter who wins, but rather if you are having fun and meeting new people.
We will be having events all summer along with participating in parades, get togethers, and so on. Our first race is April 28th. email me for more info!