It was quite some time ago and I don't remember all the details, but it was one of those races where I was in the ZONE. Even the day after the race I remembered very few details. Here is what I remember:
1995 was all about the Mojo...whether it was on your person(Missy Giove's dead pirranha), on your helmet, or on your handlebar.
I remember being at the Grip Shift box van right before the race getting new cable and housing. Today I would never make a change to my bike that close to the race, but I had no clue.
I lined up next to JHK, I was confident I was going to win, I had no idea the caliber of the competition. I was the best Jr. in Michigan so I was going to win the Norba in Michigan, right? Two years later JHK told me something like he wanted to fight me because I was really cocky on the line...I don't remember saying anything.
I don't remember the start I don't remember the first climb. I remember a few people cheering for me on the last lap right before the water jump.
The course was 2 long laps...somewhere during the back lap I remember JHK stumbling around. It was really hot that day and he said he over heated. After the water jump there was a long sandy descent and I was on the gas trying to gap 3rd and 4th place.