Eriks Bio #611

2008 MRA

Erik Cromer

Bike: 2006 Kawasaki Zx636r
  Novice GTU
              Novice GTO
              Amateur GTU
              Amateur GTO

Racing since: 2008

A bike is a living, breathing thing, and she's alive. Feel it talking to you. Telling you what she wants, what she needs. All you gotta do is listen. Close your eyes and listen.

When I was a little boy in Gathersburg Maryland I had a neighbor who owned a motorcycle. I couldnt explain the knot in my stomach when I heard a bike climb in the RPMs. I know now what that knot is. It is the knot that makes me push myself as a first year novice. Push myself to go faster.

It started at IMI, a small track in Erie Colorado. I zoomed around the track, listening to my bike. Learning what it does, how, and when it does things. It is at this track when i met Casey Dragos. We followed each other around the track and when we came off, we discussed racing in the upcoming 2008 season. It was then, when I knew how close racing was actually possible.

My wife Jackie and I worked on the bike, getting it race prepped, all winter. We gathered up our pennies to race this year and it will not go to waste.

Now my dreams have come true and Im racing in 2008.