Farmer Jack.... - Dirt

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Farmer Jack….

First things first , ill get the caddy talk out of the way. she’s been a little beauty, no qualms or anything. It seems however that she is destined to leave me a worse caddy then she came…

So me and gee are out shovelling hardcore and logs, ferry stuff around in the back of the caddy, and affys up the ghetto (skatepark in the barn) bringing a load of ramps back, he always does things at 1000 mph and driving his truck is no different. He comes steaming up the drive, fully loaded with a trailer too, im standing right next to the caddy and decide i wont bother telling him to watch out as she’s right in front of him and surely he can see her, big mistake.As he swings the front end round his 33 inch tyres(that stick out about a foot from his arches) catch the edge of my bumper, rip it off and crack the casing and bend it to fuck, he doesnt even notice. im stood there with my mouth open, then my rage boils over and i scream at him “what the hell are you doing you blind twat’, now i know my language isnt much for a lady to be proud of, but this is my pride and joy we are talking about. Affys like ‘what, i didnt mean to’ the care we take to look after his truck, he barely uses it for anything its so precious to him, i thought at least he’d understand where im coming from. But we all know affys eyes arent so good, he probably really didnt see the caddy there, twinkling away. god knows how he gets down a downhill track if his hand eye is that bad. so the caddy has a few war wounds, mum also scraped the side of the big race van down the back corner of it, scuffed it a bit, but she’s mu mum so what can i do?!

The next thing to dribble on about is the yard. Woah. After Dirt backyard came out, or even before, affy decided to reinvent the yard. 2 diggers, multiple tons of surface sand, numerous broken picks and shovels, and lots of hammered fingers later and its almost done, again! personally i think its totally insane, theres some massive shit out there now, some wicked lines and crazy tech stuff, and it looks awesome, all wacker plated with orangey coloured sand, smooth and lushous, we’ll have to persuade mr mike rose to do a follow up and backyard……

and last but not least, Farmer Jack. Most of you will have seen him in his mule, patrolling around the moelfre races, he owns the place and has helped us alot since we moved here. always willing to do uplifts, put on races, hell he even said at one race if the porta loos didnt turn up people could use his toilet in his house! and now he wants to build a mtb mecca right there at moelfre. Never happy though he wanted to be able to ride himself so we’ve been taking him riding with us, and for an old dude he’s good! we were out filming the other day when he turned up and we just had to film him, its pretty unreal! take a look on you tube, just search atherton v jack….

keep it old skool.

Rach x


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