ok, I am writing a bio for bryan. but I was wondering if you guys could read this and let me know, if you were searching on the net and found this on a home page what would you think?
suggestions as a consumer as to what you would like to see as well?
My name is Jon Stevens I am married to a beautifull woman named carin. She is the one that thought of the "got speed" theme. When we got married we were milking cow's at that time. It was the same dairy farm I grew up on. The first new sled we bought together was a 2000 xcr 800 polaris. it was a good winter that first season. the next year it didnt snow but we had good ice on the lakes. I met a man named luke segerra, he had built many speed sleds back in the day and even won 4 world records before becoming a tech inspector and stopped racing. He helped me get started and gave me some base line rules for clutching and machine setup. On saturday mornings it was flight of the bumble bee to get chores done and on the road by 9 am. show up to the races around 10 am to noon. then we raced, if we earned a trophy that day we stayed for our trophy, got it and took off for home to put in a late night doing chores. I had my good friend charles fix at the time doing my driving so i could try to keep some sort of notes. which i did very poorly at back then. I didnt see why.
5 years later and we are still doing the speed runs. my improved stock trail machine ran 116mph in 1000'. my best run ever in stock class was 2 mph behind the world record holder at that time! Also I have made some good friends out of the speed running circuts, Paul hinnenkamp owner of PJH racing, Eric and Sandy reid out of harris Mn. and many others. Going to the races now are more of a get together than a race competition!
In 2003 we sold the cows and moved to town. And that is the first winter I opened my shop up. I have been doing misc repair work for local sledders, and then some high performance stuff for the guys willing to travel or ship there parts. I have done engines for guys in Mn. Nd. Ill. Alaska, Wi. and Mi. I pride myself on being a low volume high customer priority kind of place. it is not my living to do this work, it is my passion to do high performance work. I specialize 1993-2002 polaris snowmobiles. Since I do a custom aproach to all sleds that come in for performance, I am able to work on almost any sled and not just polaris. I am a dealer for Aaen performance. High performance engineering, Millennium technologies and Gravity worx products.
I also do powder coating, liquid painting, chrome moly fabrication on top of the usuall snowmobile performance.
I can do custom clucth kits for some polaris models over the phone or internet sales. Same with some of the fabricated parts. other than that most of my work is brought to my shop or shipped here.
My 5 year goal is to be in my new shop. with machining and sheet metal fabrication. that will work with my growing abilitys to produce custom made trail/race pipes and motor setups. I want to get to the point of not selling someone elses trail pipes and setups. I want to get to the point of selling my own pipes and motor designs. They would be a little more costly than simple bolt on stuff, but they would also produce a lot more hp and speed for the real performance buff's. everything would be built around the pipes and customer wants, not a simple bolt on pipe that runs close to the same rpm as stock and is deisgned around conservitive stock porting and head design.
If the boner police are here I need a lawyer.
in a time of deciet telling the truth is a revolutionary act. george orwell.
aint no body ripin like me. M to the a-d-c-o-w. rock it hard for my fly ladies. I rock it yes in deed. homies still roll with me. money dont change me
nothing goes like 3 holes.
high performance engineering
As far as the story you are trying to get across, it reads great.
But, coming from a "professional editor" of sorts, ummmmmm.........................
Of course, I'd be happy to offer my assistance to that effect.
Other than that................high five.
After you're done, Ripn, I'll take out my red pen and give your draft a once-over. I'm a "professional" English Teacher. I'm not a practicing teacher though, because I don't want to contribute to the societal decay that the public school system has brought about.
Madcow, I like your bio. I like how you start at your roots and end with your vision for the future. Very nice!