This project started a few weeks ago. I heard about the Dirtbag Challenge,and my employee said he would stay after work and help me work on a bike for the buildoff. You have one month and a budget of $1,000(including the bike.) I was sitting on a pile of parts that was an XT500 that my friend Brian gave me, but I had no idea if it would run etc. Well my employee found one excuse after another not to stay late and ended up only putting in a couple hours on the bike, so it turned into me putting in stupid hours to try and get it done...And I still didn't get it to the show, cause I was operating on a couple hours sleep and I pretty much just suck...but the bike turned out cool, it's about to be blown apart for paint and polish etc, and then shipped off to Yokohama for the Mooneyes show, which is awesome especially since I've never built a Japanese bike before.