Monday, July 4, 2011

My nephew, Max, will represent the United States at the International Six Days Enduro in Finland

Max Gerston, my 20-year-old nephew from Scottsdale, Arizona, a pro enduro motorcycle racer, was chosen to represent the United States at the International Six Days Enduro, the premier race in the world, in Finland this August.

Enduro racing takes place on an offroad course with obstacles. And what obstacles! Six-foot-diameter culverts, enormous tractor tires embedded in the earth, concrete walls, rock formations! For long distance, he rides atop, longitudinally, a concrete culvert. He also somehow scales culverts crosswise, seemingly traveling vertically. And don't get me started on Max navigating rock formations.

View a professionally edited video of Max pushing his motorcycle to the limits of the laws of physics.

You can purchase a custom-designed shirt (designed by my sister, Laura Goldfarb of Goldfish Creates) on Max's website. A fundraister at Speed World in the Phoenix, Arizona, area, attracted 400 supporters.

Max is a true gentleman, soft-spoken and respectful, and a very hard-working young man. My sister-in-law, Erin, and brother, Marshall, are tremendously hard-working people. Marshall retrofitted a van to transport Max to his events. Marshall also races motorcycles.