Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Superfan 101

The Superfan:















Here is a quick post about the Art of being a Superfan.























Superfans are energetic, loud, and even obnoxiuos.

Superfan rules to live by:
Rule # 1 Go to the toughest part of any race course and make lots of noise.
























Get right up in the action: If a rider crashes be sure to heckle them and be overdramatic and extra loud about the fall. Also be close enough to save them from crashing.















If a rider can't clear a section make sure you let them know....even if it is world championships and they are the best in the world and there is no way you would even attempt it yourself. If a rider looks like they don't know what they are doing be sure to let them know.























Don't be afraid to yell off the brakes or go faster even if the rider is maxed....even let them know you could go faster.

Superfan rule #2

Offer hand ups: Pez, Beer, Cold Chicken Sandwiches, or Money....whatever it may be offer it up....If the rider passes let him/her know your dissaproval...if they take the hand up....cheer louder than you have ever cheered before.

Superfan rule#3 Dress the part


If you are at the Napa World Cup Disco Flyover...you should be ready to do some Disco

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Rule #4 Don't be afraid to show some skin! If you can get a pro racer to do the double take you know you have done a great job.









and if you make a mountain biking magazine (as we did with this photo taken during the pro downhill at the Norba in Snoqaulmie, WA) you know you are on the right track to being a Superfan.
Finally Rule #5
Stay tuned for some Old School Superfan stories!

8 comments:

cjs said...

I will be throwing down some Superfan panache at the Iceman! Look for me and my tribe on the course in November!

Beer handups! You got it!

Bare asses! You got it!

Dollar handups! You got it!

Chad "Superfan Geek" Schut

Anonymous said...

I can't wait!

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Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the teachings old wise one…..

Someone told me that Sova was coming back to GEARGRINDER next year. Is that right?

teamjackass said...

those are 5 rules to live by.

Anonymous said...

At first I thought this was a really cool post, then, as I read on, found out that it was a shameless promotion for your sponser.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX3S1f_7dI4&feature=related

Your cheerleaders!!!

Anonymous said...

Dont forget being a fan for the dudes at the back of the pack and trying to convince the guy in last place to drop out... or handing off rocks in the feed zone....

the michigan scene said...

tooo funny