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Mike "Cowboy" Christy - #144
Ride:1999 Yamaha YZF-R6
Classes:NGTU/O, AGTU/O
Racing Since:2004
Age:
Goals:
1.To have fun, help others in any way I can and make new friends.
2.To not take the competition too seriously.
3.To steadily improve my racing skills.
-Being the old man on the team, I hope to help keep the team on an even keel.
Motto: Never wait till tomorrow to do something you really want to do today and always have fun doing it!

I started riding bikes in 1976 when I purchased a 1969 Triumph Bonneville. Took a 20 year sabatical while racing sports cars in the SCCA. Got the urge in 2001 to start riding two wheel horses again. Bought a 1997 Triumph Daytona and rode it for a year. It was a little tight for a guy my size. Moved up to a 2000.5 Aprilia RSV Mille in 2002 and totally fell in love with riding all over again. Started doing track days in 2003 and attending MRA road races as a spectator and occasionally helping friends in the pits. I kicked around the idea of racing the Mille but feedback from MRA racers, friends and my wife (figured I would be real upset if I crashed the Mille) steered me into purchasing a race prepped 1999 Yamaha R6. Took a private MRA License class in August of 2003.

Photos 2004 John Weiland Photographic Arts