Trainer Talk With.... James Stewart (Transcript)
by Racer X Virtual Trainer
|Though James lives minutes from the real Disneyland, all he really has to do is go home!
photo: Tim Crytser
Aldon Baker: Yea, for sure, just trying to work out this iPhone here mate.
Do you have it figured out?
Aldon: Yea, James is teaching me which is pretty cool to know how you can get all the calls.
Well first of all I wanted to thank you again James for letting me come over yesterday and watch you ride. I have never actually been down that close to a supercross track so that was cool.
James: No problem. You still over at Robbs [Beams] or are you back at the house?
No, I am back at the house now. I was over at Robb's all day. They were laying the new pad for their supercross track today. He had 5 or six riders over there that I was interviewing and taking pictures for some upcoming stuff. They have a really nice facility with a supercross track, outdoor track and a pond for water. They are definitely putting some money in it.
James: That's cool.
Aldon: That sounds like MTF's place.
Yes, it's nice. It's a private facility where you have to be one of Robb's Motoendurance clients to ride there. But anyway, so you guys went through another long day of training?
James: Yes we did. It was good though. We finished strong and everything is going good so we will continue on for the next week or so and go to Anaheim.
Cool. Well, as you know I am a trainer so this isn't going to be much of an interview on whether you are ready for Anaheim. I want to talk about training. The first thing I want to get into is whether you have ever worked with other trainers in the past or have you just done things on your own?
James: No, I had a couple of trainers before. I had this guy when I first started in Pro who was a local Golds Gym guy named Ron. I had him for about a year or so and then he moved back to Tallahassee where is family is from. It's ironic that my first trainer and now my last trainer both live in Tallahassee. Then I hired another guy by the name of Steven Gaul [not sure of the spelling]. But that deal was kind of weird because I ended up having this guy named Shane and he wasn't much of a trainer. I felt like at times I was in better shape than him. You know, then with the whole Ricky and Aldon thing when Ricky retired I gave Aldon a call and told him I was interested and stuff and the first thing he asked me was if I was really serious. You know, obviously for me to call him I was and that's where we picked it up.
Was there ever a problem in your mind where you thought wow it's going to be a little weird working with a guy who has been helping another rider beat me the past couple of years.
James: Well, no I think that for me that was the only part of my program that I was lacking. I have always had the skills and was always able to give Ricky a threat but the only part that I was ever lacking was the endurance part. At the end of the motos I felt like I was lacking a little bit and that was his strongest part. Aldon's resume speaks for itself and I have known Aldon for a while now just seeing him at the races and stuff. But obviously we never really talked with each other because he was working for Ricky and I was doing my own thing but when the opportunity came through you just have to put that pride to the side. At that point I never even cared and I thought that it was cool to get somebody who really knew the industry and was into racing and obviously its been working so far.
That is always one of the most important things about training is that you have to want to train before you can actually train. You can hire all the trainers you want but if you aren't into training you are just wasting your time and money.
James: Yes for sure. That's what I told Aldon that I was serious and he believed me obviously because I know, on Aldon's program, he is not going to work for any body who isn't serious about it. And so far we have basically only lost one race since we have been together. Our relationship is really good and hopefully we can continue to build the program and get stronger as we go.
I know Aldon has had an obvious effect on your conditioning, but do you think he has had a direct effect on making you a better, faster rider?
James: Yes. The biggest thing that I have noticed is consistency. You know you can go blazing the trail on a supercross track and do a 47 and then the next lap do a 50 because you can't keep it up. He really makes me believe. I think Aldon can sell a ketchup popsicle to a women in white gloves. He makes me believe in the program. That is the biggest thing. When I really doubt mself and I don't know if I can do something he really talks to me. When I show up on the gate I just know that this program is working for me and I know that as much work as I put into it there can't be anyone out there who is working harder than I am. He makes me go through the hardest parts but at the end of the day, it is all worth it.
I always try to pride myself on being a positive person and not harping on the negative, but Aldon puts me to shame. He is definitely the type of person who gets you mentally prepared to succeed for sure.
Aldon: Thanks Tim!
No, I am serious and it's not all lollypops and candy either. It's genuine and he is pretty good when it comes to the mental side of things.
James: Oh for sure. Even when I hurt my knee last year the first thing I said was, 'oh man I'm done and can't race.' Aldon remembers that. But the first thing he told me was to hold up dude and wait a little bit to let everything calm down before you start loosing the pride. We weren't able to finish the season but if it wasn't for him I wouldn't even have shown up at the first race. At that time my attitude was that it was just a waste of time. When you get hurt you really just start doubting yourself and you start think about how you did all this work and it was for nothing. But at the end of the day I believe it happened for a reason. It gave me time to actually get my knee fixed and really train more and be ready for the outdoors. And my record there speaks for itself.
Let's go back a little bit and talk about when you were racing Ricky and Aldon was training Ricky. Did you ever think to yourself, 'Man if I could just get Aldon over to my camp and out of Ricky's things would be different'? In other words, do you think that if Aldon were training you instead of Ricky, would RC have won as many races as he did?
James: I don't know. I would like to believe that if I had Aldon things would have been different from the mental aspect. But at that point its like when Ricky first got Aldon. If Ricky would have got Aldon when he first started Supercross, well he never would have hired Aldon. You have to go through that maturity process where you finally realize, now I need to train. Up until I met Ricky and raced him I had always won. So why would you come to me and say hey, you need to change your program. I would have said no because my record spoke for itself. I think you have to start to lose before you can realize that you need to improve. Obviously, when Ricky got Aldon his record changed and he started winning races and stuff. But even me and Aldon have talked about it, it was never about my speed. I never got beat on speed it was always lacking those last ten minutes in the motos. I would like to say that but you never know.
Aldon: Tim, like I have said to you, I have been asked that question before, what would have happened if James would have been working with you 5 or 6 years ago, and I always say he wasn't ready for a trainer. You have to know in yourself why you want a trainer. And Ricky was the same way. He had a pretty awesome 125 career and then came up and started hitting those stumbling blocks. Then he actually figured out what would he needed from a trainer. People used to ask me, 'don't you think James needs a trainer?' And I would say no, not until he feels he needs a trainer.
|Aldon and James' mechanic watch as James pounds out lap after lap!
photo: Tim Crytser
Yea, I look at the sport all the time and just can't figure out why more guys haven't figured out that they need a trainer. I mean you only have to look at what Aldon has done for you and Ricky to see how important a good program is.
James: Well I would like to keep the program going so that they don't want a trainer so hopefully they will feel like they can't win anyway (laughs). But it's all about building our program and we can only do what we can do. We come and train during the week and prepare ourselves for the best going into the weekend. At least we feel like if we get beat there was nothing more we could have done. That is what I have learned over the past year with Aldon is that all I can do is prepare myself and if someone is better than me at least I can go to bed at night knowing that I couldn't have done anything else. Before I never felt like that. I was always like; if I would have done this or done that then the race might have been different. I'm still only 22 and can make those decisions and still have enough time in my career to really make an impact and that is what I want to do.
I know a lot about Aldon's training program and know this much for sure; he trains intelligently meaning that not all of his workouts are puke 'till you drop type workouts. John Dowd and Mike LaRocco were able to take their careers well into their 30's and beyond from smart training. Do you think that with the type of intelligent training you are now doing with Aldon you could take your career into your 30's and beyond?
James: Well I definitely think I can, but do I want to? No I don't want to ride until I'm 40 years old (laughs). You know a lot of that has to do with staying off the ground. Every time you hit the ground hard it seems like it takes a ' a year to a year away from you in racing. The Supercross only contracts help out a lot too. I guarantee that adds another three years onto your career. Being flexible and in shape definitely helps especially with things like getting out of bed in the morning. But time will tell.
Let's move over to Aldon a bit. Aldon, tell me a little about what it's like to work with James Stewart. How are things like his motivation, willingness to listen, and work ethic compared to some of your other guys?
Aldon: Well, Tim like I have said to you before, I am pretty picky on who I'm going to involve myself with. Half the reason is because I know that this plan isn't easy. Also, I look for the qualities that you need to have to become a champion. Obviously the qualities in James and even Ricky there are definitely some similarities but then each also has there own unique qualities. And for James, geez just what we have been through in the last year, and I am not just blowing smoke, the way we have bonded and what has gone on and what has happened in the past year, he is basically family and a little brother to me. It becomes very personal. You definitely form a very tight bond with your athletes and each one is different with unique attributes and qualities. But with James it really is a pleasure because it's so nice to see that the work that he puts in and the way that he follows the plan I can see him gaining momentum and getting so much benefit. What it all comes down to is job satisfaction. I am truly blessed that I get to work with such high quality guys that the same focus on where we want to go. We still have our frustrating times and that's not necessarily with the rider but with the circumstances that come into effect because of the sport. I look at all my athletes and I have a great group of guys. I honestly could not ask for anything better.
And James I'll ask you the same question. What's it like working with a trainer like Aldon?
James: Well, when we first started and stuff I could just tell that there was something in our relationship that was a little different especially from other trainers and stuff. I knew Aldon was genuine as far as what he believed in. There are a lot of guys who can tell you to go out there and ride a bike for 4 hours, but would they go out there and ride 4 hours with you? That's the cool thing about Aldon; he sweats and struggles with you. As a rider, I want to know that that person will go to bat for me. And I know Aldon has and he will continue to do that. When I hurt my knee, there was basically a five-month period where it was just me and him bonding. That was blessing in disguise because we got to spend a lot of quality time bonding away from the track and all the distractions. On the personal side, I think that made everything better and on the training side, it was like two buddies going to train. It was that close and I know it is only going to get stronger.
That's awesome. But let me put you on the spot a bit James, on those rare occasions when Aldon is not around to train with you, do you still train with as much intensity and passion, or do you let yourself slide a bit?
James: Well, I'll be honest with you, sometimes its like I don't want to go do it but at the end of the day I know what got me here. You have to take that same mentality and I believe when Aldon shows up there is a different presence around. Waking up at 8:30 when he is here seems like waking up at 5 o'clock in the morning (laughs). But I definitely think a good athlete or a determined athlete will make it happen either way. I think that when he is not here it actually makes me stronger because I know I have to motivate myself to go do that. I think that is part of the program and besides he will be able to tell by the heart rate data and all that stuff. The easiest part now is that when I go ride a bicycle, I have a purpose for doing it. It's not like I'm going out freelancing. It's not like he says, hey just go ride your bike for an hour. It always has a point to be in a certain zone at a certain intensity and all this other stuff. I feel like I am actually doing pretty good at sticking to the program as best I can and so far it has been worth it.
|This very well equiped gym is one of the keys behind James' success!
photo: Tim Crytser
Since I have been down here, I have really been thinking about how amazing it is that you are the best motocross rider in the world right now. Of the billions of people on this planet, you are the fastest, by far when it comes to riding a motorcycle. No one in any other sport is dominating like you are right now. With that said, do you consider yourself a World Class athlete?
James: Well, I would like to think that I am. I mean motorcycling in general is one of the toughest sports in the world. But it's cool; I appreciate those nice words that you just said. Sometimes I think about that: if you got all the billion or trillion people in this world and put them all up on motorcycles I believe I would beat every single one of them. That's a cool feeling. But at the end of the day I try to prepare myself to be able to say that. Right now I feel like I have a lot to prove and I feel like I have a lot to go before I would ever say that I am the best in the world. I feel like I have a lot to do as far as my goals and its just great.
Are you a good all around athlete in other things?
James: I would say I am. I think I am decent.
Aldon: He is a champion golfer.
James: Yea, I wouldn't be afraid to take on anybody in golf. I'm not that good but my thing is if we go play golf, like you and me Tim, and you beat me, I would just come back and say, 'well I can beat you on a motorcycle (laughs).' It makes me feel good that I can say that. I can get you in at least one thing.
What's you handicap?
James: Oh man do we have to go into all that (laughs). I thought this was all about training. Well, I have only been playing for two years. But the best I have done is shoot in the 70's. So, I'm not too bad.
Now that's not a par three course right (laughs)?
Aldon: (laughs) Well it depends on the rules and who is playing.
James: Exactly. I mean do you have to count every stroke?
I hear ya. I love golf and like to hear it when other people enjoy it.
James: Yea, if you play with me and walk through my putting line, we are going to have a serious argument (laughs). Or if you are talking on the tee box we are definitely going to have some arguments. I am pretty into it now.
Aldon, do you golf at all?
Aldon: No. I mean I have been a few times with James but I am a hacker. But with my program I maybe get out once a year. No, if I can just tee off decent that will make my whole round. I'm at that phase. James is actually teaching me showing me what clubs I really need. He has told me at this stage I really only need three. But talking of that Tim, when James finally retires I think we have a plan and that is for him to take up swimming (laughs)
James (laughing): It's because black people don't like the water.
Aldon: Because now that would be huge challenge for James.
So you don't like to swim do you, James?
James: I do not like to swim, dude. No, I do not do that good. Dude, I can barely go out on boats. There are some things that happened and stuff but I won't go into details.
Aldon: Yea, he has reasons for that (laughs).
Ok, lets get back to training (laughs). James, do you like to train?
James: Yes, I do. I think the reason I like it is because I see the benefits. If I was doing it and getting tenth place then obviously I wouldn't like to train but I know for me I have a lot of talent so I feel like training is only going to make it even better. I see the benefits of training and some people don't. Its really hard to train when times are rough and I found that out when I was hurt. Imagine doing all this training and not even knowing if you are going to be able to race. That's the hard part. But I was able to do that before the outdoor season and obviously when I hopped back on the motorcycle'.you know people don't believe that I was only on the bike about three weeks'it's because of all those hours I put in training before that that made the transition really easy.
What is you least favorite thing about training?
James: Probably legs and abs (laughs). I don't like that one, but besides that one, I am okay.
For the rest of us who train to keep in shape and live a healthy life exercise is a part of our lifestyle. At least it is for me. Do you think that once all the racing is done training will continue to be a part of your lifestyle?
James: Yes, I mean you guys have seen my dad and stuff. I don't want to look like him (laughs)! So, I'm going to have to keep something going. No, really I still want to be involved in this sport. I want to do something. There is no way I can just walk away especially after all of the training I have done and I see how my body looks. Plus my fianc' is really into training so everyone I'm around is into training so that helps out.
|One of the many Specialized bikes that are in James' garage!
photo: Tim Crytser
I know that Aldon's background is cycling. Do you enjoy road biking or is it something you dread?
James: Well that all depends on the day (laughs). I enjoy it but obviously there are times when you don't enjoy it and then there are times when you do. Most of the time I do but there are times when you have to really crunch down. I mean I am sure there are days when even Lance Armstrong doesn't enjoy it. But at the end of the day it's part of the job.
Did you ever use the road bike to train before you started working with Aldon?
James: Dude, to be honest, I didn't even train before I started working with Aldon. I would do some stuff here and there and go to the gym and puff up every once in a while so I felt like I did something. That was one of the biggest things for me when I started training with Aldon; it was a whole different lifestyle. There was no waking up in the morning saying all right, I feel like doing 4 40's today. There is always a plan now and so far, it has been working out really good.
Aldon, how is James on the road bike? Is he any good yet?
Aldon: Yes, actually he is coming along pretty good. I think in the beginning he was so new to the program and just really excited to finally get into a stable program. In the beginning, he didn't have good bike fit. And I'm sure that didn't help if he did ride at all. Once we got him with a better bike fit I think he gelled better. But now it's amazing to see already in a year he is starting to get picky on getting that bike fit better. We were actually talking about that earlier; about specific areas of getting it more customized exactly to him. That's a good sign to see because he is now adapted enough to where he is starting to figure those things out also.
Yesterday when Aldon took me around your place, I saw some pretty nice Specialized bikes hanging on the wall. Whenever you get tired of those bikes, you can always give them to me.
James: Nah, those are not for sale (laughs)
I didn't say I would buy them I said you could give them to me.
Aldon: Are you a 54 Tim?
I'll be whatever I've got to be. Now I assume Specialized supports you and James?
Aldon: Yes, they have been great especially for me. They have been involved since day one when I was involved with athletes. They have always been a part of the program. They really are a hard core cycling company and recognize top quality athletes not only in cycling but are really good at saying, we want the best in other sports to train on the best and have the best. They have been unreal and supportive in providing bikes in California and here (Florida). The relationship is building bigger and bigger and it's becoming an every year thing in January where we have a ride day with Specialized. They have been great because they give us a lot and don't really ask too much back or take too much time from the athletes.
James, I know that being who you are entails getting a lot of nice toys for free. Rob Hill from Man and Machine (who makes the TransformX Moto Endurance training system) has set you up with a few custom Concept2 rowers and TransformX bars. I know that you and Aldon use the rower quite extensively. What do you think of that little torture device?
James: First of all it's really cool that they take the time to just not send me a regular rowing machine but send me customized stuff. I think that's cool. But some days I get mad and wonder why that guy even sent me a rowing machine (laughs). I really need to say thanks to them and Specialized for taking care of me. I'm sure for them it probably seems like a small thing but for me it makes a big difference in my program and my training. I just really want to thank them for that. I actually really enjoy rowing now and it's not a problem.
I know in the beginning you were complaining a little about the seat being uncomfortable and Rob made you a custom gripper seat. Did that fix the problem?
James: Yes, definitely. And he gave me some handlebars for the rower that are close to my actual riding position so that was cool. The seat I have on there is more grippier than the seat on my motorcycle. They are definitely nice machines and I am honored to have a couple of them not just one.
|Even James understands the importance of moto specific pull-ups!
photo: Tim Crytser
Yes, for sure. The new one that has the Yamaha graphics on it is really cool. I know you haven't seen it yet, but it is even cooler looking than the Kawi rower and that thing is cool. Man and Machine is a big supporter of Virtual Trainer and I know he has made you some custom stuff. For those who don't know, TransformX bars can be used to do pushups, pull-ups, and can be attached to the rower in place of the standard handles that come on the Concept2. Tell me a little about how you guys use the product and what you think of it in general.
James: Well, we actually have one set of the bars hanging in place of the actual bars that come with the gym. We definitely use those. You can use them for anything like pushups, pull-ups, and the rowing machine. The cool part is that they are dedicated to racing the motorcycle. And for anybody who is reading this interview obviously in some way or form they ride motorcycles so I just think that it is the perfect equipment to train with and will definitely make you better and stronger for sure.
For sure. I really like the pushup platform that makes a regular pushup off balance and really fires the those core muscles. I also noticed that you guys are using the TRX suspension trainer. Have you guys gotten into using that yet?
James: Which one is that?
Aldon: That's the one that you really like. The yellow boy.
James: We recently just got that and Aldon was showing me some stuff that you can do and obviously that's in the future for things for us to work on. We have been incorporating that with our regular gym program and the cool part about our training is that there is so much stuff that we do in the gym. We get to do a lot of stuff and that is just one of the neat little toys we get to play with that works every muscle. It works out perfect.
Yea for sure. I think you will grow to hate the TRX once you get into plyometrics and all that stuff. That thing will just blow you up. It is a really nice piece of equipment. One of my female athletes back in Virginia is really big into doing pull-ups. I think pull-ups are an amazing exercise and her goal is to be able to do 5 pull-ups before the start of the season. Just curious; how many pull-ups can you do?
James: Well I don't know (laughs). I can get enough to were I can go 24 and out both seasons. You know there are some things I will tell you but some things I gotta keep to myself. You know whatever works for me probably won't work for the next person.
Well, I guess we can assume that you can at least do one, right?
James: Oh yea, I can do one (laughs). One and a half.
One and a half and then you are done, that's good.
Now on the training side, when you are riding is there ever a time when you can push yourself hard enough that you get winded and tired on the bike or is your fitness level so high that you can't find the top when you are riding?
James: Well, you know we were just talking about that the other day. If I go out of control and try to make myself tired that's pretty much the only way I get tired. Doing extra things and over jumping stuff but normally if we are going out there to really focus on the moto I am actually in really good shape that I can keep up the pace and keep all my times the same. But the only time I get tired is if I try to make myself tired. But it's like anything. If on the rowing machine you can do under 2 minutes or 20 minutes, you gotta try and do under 1:45. You can push yourself to make you tired but everything has to be productive at the same time.
What about in the past? Did you have trouble reaching your upper limits in the past?
James: Well yes I think I did. In the past, I always thought I was in decent shape for what I did winning races and championships but now I am reaching a whole new level. I feel like my fitness level has gone up so much that I can't believe where I was before.
Fitness wise what do you think the biggest difference is between yourself now and three years ago?
James: I would say mentally when I go to the races I just know my fitness is ready to go. I think mentally I have made a big improvement.
Let's talk a little about nutrition. Do you have a strict diet or do you just try to eat healthy?
James: We are strict on it and definitely have a program for now. I know what not to eat and what I am supposed to eat. It also depends on what time we are in. Sometimes, we are a little more restricted than others but once you get into good nutrition, you never really go back to eating the bad way. My nutrition program I believe is pretty strict and I enjoy it. I get full just like I would if I ate a cheeseburger.
Aldon and I are big believers in MonaVie and use it daily. Do you use it and what do you think about it?
James: Yes, we use MonaVie everyday and speaking of it, me and Aldon need to get on that right now. It's that time of the evening where we get our MonaVie and some rest. We use it everyday and it's part of our program and I haven't been sick all year. I believe if it helps ' of a percent then that's ' percent I didn't have before.
A lot of times the weekend warriors out there here how great of shape you are in and want to train like you. What is the one piece of advice you would give them to most benefit their training?
James: Well I think that is something you need to ask Aldon. He is the trainer. I just listen. He is the one writing the program even as we speak.
Aldon: Well, Tim we have spoken about this before and the biggest thing is to have a plan. No one goes out there and has an actual plan. And it has to be tied into how much time they can put in, what their ability is, and they have to be honest about that. I think the biggest thing is being honest and analyzing your ability and how much time you can put towards training.
|Thanks to Rob Hill at Man and Machine, James travels with this new custom rower!
photo: Tim Crytser
Two more questions for you James and I'll let you go. Has training taken any of the fun out of racing since you're working so hard?
James: Well, my program is really balanced and to be honest training made racing more fun to me because it is nice going in there knowing that I am actually in shape and ready to race. Everybody knows that its fun winning and I believe that yeah some days you are going through a grind and are like, man I don't want to do this but it all pays off. When you are holding the number one plate or winning races or winning the nationals it's all worth it then. When you go and you look around and see guys folding over and passing out you know, man I am just getting warmed up, that's fun. You know to do it right you have to love it and I love training.
Here is my last question and it's a question I ask everybody I interview. It's regarding performance enhancing drug use and the lack of testing by the AMA. Do you think that the AMA or whoever is in charge should be checking for this or do you think it is a none issue.
James: Well I think it is like any sport these days if you got money, you can get anything you want. But I think that at the end of the day it would definitely help but its not going to make you twist the throttle any harder. It's not going to make you do anything more special. Where like in football if a player can run faster that is going to benefit them a lot. But if you are running tenth and get a shot of whatever and go the easy way, its not going to make you run first place every weekend. It's still the hard work and all the talent. I feel like it is probably an issue but its one of those issues that I think in our sport it wouldn't really make a difference. We just got to keep training the right way and hope everything works out.
I always look at it like when Aldon was training Ricky. Eventually someone is going to look at you and say there is no way you can do that naturally and as long as there is no testing you can't really prove it.
Aldon: Yea, Tim and that's the thing. I remember even when I was with Ricky that that was the word on the street. And that was pretty disappointing because you think, Gosh the amount of work and effort that go into it and then that's what people think. You know aside from that you still have to be able to ride a motorcycle and have technique and skill. And maybe from James' point of view at this stage he knows he has that skill and ability and now he is putting in the hard work and getting the results. But even when I was with Ricky we started to analyze like well what happens if you have another guy that also has that ability and technique but he is not prepared to do the work and wants to cheat? Then you have a problem.
Well for you guys that situation doesn't really apply because you have trained two of the fastest guys in the world. If you step back and look at the guys who are placing third through tenth, now you are talking about guys with very similar skill levels. Ricky and James have skill levels that are just so much higher than everyone else along with their physical abilities but if you go back to those guys with equal skill levels and one of them is doing illegal drugs and is able to recover quicker, then you have a problem.
Aldon: Well that's what we started to analyze and that's why from my end and I think for most trainers and I would hope even from the AMA is that its one thing to look at it from a guy like James point of view where he is like you still have to have that skill level and that's necessary too but that needs to be addressed. I feel that they should take a part in it and there is a lot at stake. You know, we also need a clean sport and no one even thinking about cheating and that needs to be done. I think it's part of any federation and major sport especially when there is a lot at stake.
Well, I think it would be easier to keep a sport clean than to have to clean up a sport that went dirty.
Aldon: Exactly and I think we have seen that with cycling. I don't think you will ever get rid of people who want to cheat but at least you need to make them think a few times before they do try it. It's just a part of what we have to deal with today and it should be mandatory.
Well guys with that I will let you go. James I know it's Friday night and you probably have to hit the town and party 'till 3 am since I am sure Aldon lets you go out on Friday nights (laughs)
Aldon: Yea, we are actually going to do some shots tonight but it will be MonaVie and that's it.
That sounds like a lot of fun and listen, James I think you are a class act, a great young man and really good for the sport. I appreciate the little bit of time you gave me yesterday and then tonight on the phone. I know you guys had a busy, long day and I really appreciate it.
James: Ah, no problem, Tim I appreciate that. I read the articles so thank you.
Aldon: Ok buddy.
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