DUDE THIS IS SO FUCKIN WIERD!!!!! i just shot Chad Degroot this email like 10 minutes ago..
(Please bare with me. It's a little wordy)
Hey Chad, first off let me start by saying congrats on the new shop and i cant wait to check it out at the Grand Opening next week. RIP Mesh, but i know good things will come from Mr. B's so i'm not too torn up about it. You've always been one of my favorite riders and was always stoked to see ya out at the parks. Anyway, enough kiss-ass (but seriously, i do meen what i said).
My name is Chris Buchanan and I'm a 17 year old rider out of East Orlando and Senior at Timber Creek High School. I've been riding BMX for over a decade now (1st race and then picked up freestyle 3 or 4 years ago) and have come to love it as more than a sport. I love helping riders whether it's fixing thier bikes, teaching the little guys some stuff, or just driving people to the park. I have developed an ambition to one day help the sport and progress it to the best of my ability. I hope to do this by one day (in the not-so-near-future though) by owning a bike shop.
So it was a no brainer, when my teacher announced that our Senior Project was going to be based on a career that we would likely want to follow in the future, on what my topic should be. So i was just wondering if it was at all possible for me to come by and just ask you ,and possibly Big James too, a couple questions about the shop and film it for my presentation. It wouldn't take long and you can choose the time when you're not busy so i'm not interupting business. And maybe, as long as it isn't a burden to you or your employees, just hang around the shop for an hour or two to get some clips and questions for my visual. I couldn't possibly think of any other place or people i would want to interview other than a LEGIT BMX shop with LEGIT riders operating it. Besides, i only really do well on school projects when i'm stoked on the topic.
I really appreciate you just taking the time to read this and i do understand that you and your staff have obligations to the shop that come first. Oh, and if this dosn't work out i'll still be coming to you guys for the Grand Opening and for all my BMX needs. (Speaking of. haha. You have Shadow Stun Complete wheels? I need a new set and if you do I'ld rather buy them from you next Saturday instead of ordering from Dans)