Re: [messengers] CMWC Guatemala 2010, LA OCHO!!!

Date: 3 Jun 2010 03:05:10 +0200
From: "Yogi @ sydbma" <yogi@xxxxxxxxxx>

Register for La Ocho  and CMWC NOW...

Cause if you do not then it can NOT be built (La Ocho, I mean).

If you want La Ocho to happen then you need to register (and pay) for it or
else it will never move to construction phase.

Yes it is in fact in the hands of those who want to go to CMWC and for some
reason do not want to pay for rego now (whilst it is cheaper)...

It is not enough to see the track get excited and then pay to race...
especially if it is not built form lack of funding.

Also (Julio) FYI , in Tokyo Changed the event dates after I bought my cheap
ticket. I assume this is what happened to a lot of us too. I was very
annoyed about this as I could not change my exit ticket. I missed the
Sprits, skids, open forum2 and the Main Race. I did have an awesome time

This will not happen at CMWC2010.. SO REGISTER NOW. The future of the side
event LA OCHO "is" in your hands.


-----Original Message-----
From: messengers-bounces@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:messengers-bounces@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Julio Saravia
Sent: Thursday, 3 June 2010 6:01 AM
To: nadir olivet
Cc: Messenger
Subject: Re: [messengers] CMWC Guatemala 2010

before you read this know that your work is greatly appreciated.  their is
no doubt in my mind that guatemala will be memorable and compare to no other
messenger/non-messenger event so far.  good job on organizing this.  i had
high hopes on going...i was even saving money the minute i learned about the
event being hosted in my parents home country.  unfortunately, some
unforseen circumstances have popped up and the money i once had saved for
this special ocassion is no more.  bummer!  i really wanted to be there.  i
did inform some family/friends in the area to not miss out on it...they'll
be the ones getting really drunk and talking sh*t to all the gringos...ha!
im not writting this for is what it is.  im a bit heartbroken
but im ok with it.

anywhoo...the main reason im writting this is in referrence to "la ocho".  i
think it's great that you're making this happen but to constantly get on
messengers for not signing up for this event is a bit much in my honest
opinion.  i can understand the put alot of money and time
into something and it seems like no one wants to come out and play.  i
completely get, although cats have known about this for years,
unforseen circumstances happen.  as we all know...messengers barely make
loot nowadays and making the hike to guatemala is not an easy task.  i
understand guatemalans will participate even if they don't have shoes...i
get that but they also live there.  i know, i know...they barely have loot
but we can't compare circumstances...thats just silly imo.

the event in question takes place during the first few days of what you have
planned out.  the main race and open forums take place at the middle and end
of the event.  the whole thing is spread out over a 10 day period.  this
means...messengers have to put up loot to get there.  put up loot for a roof
and food.  put up loot for registration.  a few other random things and
throw in not being at work for 8 days(not counting 2 days that would be a
weekend) thats alot.  im not saying it isn't out of reach but it certainly
adds up.  as you know...messengers(at least in the u.s.) don't have
benefits.  they don't have the luxury of getting paid while on vacation(for
the most part).

i guess what im getting at...although "la ocho" would be something memorable
and something that only comes around once in a lifetime(?) it may not be a
top priority for those traveling to guatemala to participate.  maybe most
messengers going just have enough to race the main event and dip.
sh*t...not everyone stuck around in tokyo for the final voting at the open
forum and not everyone stuck around to race the keirin tracks.  lets be
reasonable about this...if people are talking sh*t...thats one thing.  if
people are only saying they cant make it to "la ocho"...well, thats another
and very understandable.  the main race and forums definitely take

it is what it is.  again, i would like to say thank you for making this
happen but don't take anything too personal.  sometimes things just don't
happen the way you imagine it would.  i am confident you cats will make this
event that people will be talking about for ages...peace.

el dispatcher and fellow chapino,

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 4:05 PM, nadir olivet <wooracer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey Guys
>    Last night we had a long meeting discussing the CMWC in Guatemala. One
> of the main discussions is canceling the Figure eight track. This upsets
> because I never give up. My store La Carrera cycles is funding this event
> and Also the CMWC. I have thrown so much money and time into making this
> happen and only 19 messengers have registered. This fucking sucks!!!! But
> one thing is for sure La Ocho will be built and I will fill all the spots
> with my friends that are racers and are not pussies. I keep saying I need
> racers not tree huggers.     Volcanos, earthquakes, hurricanes will not
> me or my crew. I hate people that give up and are constantly criticizing
> others. If you are that person then stay home and cry to your MAMA. I
> figured yesterday night while a lay in bed being angry and sad for the
> people of Guatemala that I can't give up!!! If there is only 100 of us at
> the event. The one hundred Guatemalans that will be racing will make this
> event special some so poor that they race bare footed.     Also, please do
> not nominate me for the Marcus Cook award. I know that if Marcus was still
> alive he would be with me shoulder to shoulder making sure that CMWC
> Guatemala was successful. Thank you.
> Ps. AZ, Biker Bill, Corrine, Yogi, Manting and Bega. Thanks for being in
> corner. If you want to see what we are facing check this out. I will be
> heading to Guatemala next week to see what I can do for the people of
> Panajachel.
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