Jeremy ‘Twitch’ Stenberg on “The Daily Habit” Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 11:30pm ET/PT
Amy Paffrath, Jeremy ‘Twitch’ Stenberg, and Nicole Johnson
Airing Wednesday, February 16 at 11:30 pm ET/PT and telecast several additional times, we welcome FMX bad boy from VH1’s “The X Life,” Jeremy ‘Twitch’ Stenberg. Twitch reveals why he left the Metal Mulisha and pays tribute to his good friend, Jeremy Lusk, on the second anniversary of his passing. Joining Twitch on panel is Miss California USA 2010, Nicole Johnson and special TDH Correspondent, Amy Paffrath.
The panel talks hard guys with soft tats, children driving motorcycles and fat pageant moms. Also, we sit down with smoking hot pro surfer Alana Blanchard to catch up on bikinis and her upcoming return to the WCT. Plus, today’s chart-topping musical guest Far East Movement hits the Stride Sound Stage with a performance of ‘Rocketeer.’
Jeremy ‘Twitch’ Stenberg
Pat Parnell, Jeremy ‘Twitch’ Stenberg, Nicole Johnson, Jordan Morris, and Amy Paffrath
The second annual Pink-themed Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race continued to raise breast cancer awareness before a sell-out crowd 45,050 fans at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., two weeks ago. While the Anaheim race is in the record books, the fund-raising has not stopped.
Fans can log on to http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZshastarosejohnsonQQhtZ-1 to bid on the Pink-themed autographed Monster Energy Supercross apparel and accessories from the sport’s top riders, including Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart and more. The auction is live and ends Friday, February 18. Additional items will be added throughout the week. The funds raised will go to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60-mile walk.
Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the U.S. and breast cancer knows no boundaries be it age, gender, socio-economic status or, more broadly, the state of the economy. Monster Energy Supercross fans recognize the need for continued support of charitable causes as both a broad effort and for personal reasons alike.
Working with Feld Motor Sports, Shasta Johnson, who is a survivor and Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Team Captain, will join thousands of other dedicated men and women for the San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Day to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. The three-day, 60-mile walk benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure requires months of physical and financial preparation, challenge and triumph.
In this month’s In The Saddle, we take a look at Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/KawasakiÃ¢Â€Â™s Josh Hansen. With a father who has multiple championships to his name, Hansen had a natural gateway to start racing motorcycles. Although heÃ¢Â€Â™s had his ups and downs, Hansen is now standing tall and proving he is worthy of an AMA championship of his own. Check out his story in edition of In The Saddle.
Jimmy Button is going on on a bicycle ride, but not just any ordinary bicycle ride. Over 2500 miles from San Diego to Daytona Beach to help raise money for spinal cord research.
Jimmy, first tell us about all the things you have going on.
Well, the primary part of my day is consumed with my job at WMG (Wasserman Media Group). I am an athlete manager/agent and I take care of MX/SX, FMX, and Indy Car drivers currently. I manage and negotiate their contracts and to some extent their lives. I also helped found the Road 2 Recovery foundation that helps injured riders get through the tough and sometimes devastating ordeal of a career ending injury. I wish there wasn’t a need for us, but that just isn’t the case. And my newest venture is my Miles For Miracles bike ride to raise money for spinal cord research.
OK, what exactly is Road2Recovery?
Basically we founded it just after I was injured in 2000, and have been running strong with the foundation ever since. For example, when a rider has a catastrophic injury we help with anything and everything, from financial support, to helping assist with getting things set up for after the hospital stay is over, to giving advice on doctors and rehab clinics, which we have a relationship with a few places. You know, since we started the R2R we have raised and given out over $1 million dollars to injured Supercross / Motocross riders. I wish more people actually recognized and appreciated what we have done and continue to do for this sport.
Now, we want to focus on this ride. What the heck is this ride?
The ride is a cross country journey from the place of my accident (Qualcomm Stadium) to the World Center of Racing (Daytona International Speedway). We want to do something special and riding from one coast to another is a great accomplishment whether or not you are completely an able body person, or myself, a person with a few deficiencies.
When and where did you come up with the idea?
Thanksgiving day 2009 I was watching a 60 Minutes special about stem cell research by Dr. Keirstead and it struck a chord in me that I needed to do something special with this second opportunity I have been given. I called my old trainer Cory Worf to see if I could do something this huge and he said sure as long as I trained properly for it. Now, 15 months later we are ready to do it.
Who and how will it benefit?
Everyone affected by a spinal cord injury is receiving a benefit. The money is going to the Reeves Irvine Research Center. These are the guys making huge steps forwardÃ‚Â in the field and I want to help support their efforts financially.
What do you think this ride is going to be like for you?
Extremely difficult. I in no way thing it will be easy. I have a body that doesn’t work perfectly and so it will be very taxing on my body. I think it will be a great experience in the end, but I am sure there will be parts that will not be enjoyable at all.
Have you been training? What’s involved in your training?
Yes, for over a year. My training has consisted of going to the gym, with a trainer every week, and riding the bike. At this point I have slowed the bike riding down a bit as I need to gain some weight before we leave, but I am still riding every other day.
Who is helping you with the ride?
I will have my old trainer Cory doing 100% of the ride with me. I have a guy by the name of Chris Sheets that will be driving the motor home (courtesy of Davi Millsaps) and filming, and then my wife Kristi will be behind us in the chase car (thanks to Honda for the minivan).Ã‚Â Should be one heck of an adventure.
How can fans get involved and help?
People can donate, which is what we need the most of. Also, if you want to ride a day with us you can go onto the website www.milesformiraclestoday.com and join the ride. You have to raise $200 to do a leg of the ride. Or, you can text the word BIKE to 85944 and donate $5 to help us out. I am going to ride across the US and I hope people will contribute a little something for all the people that haven’t had this wonderful second opportunity that I have been given.
Big thanks to everyone that has helped out in so many ways already. I couldn’t have done any of it without everyone support.
Erik Kehoe, Team Manager of American Honda’s Supercross and Motocross efforts, talks to Amanda about goggles, neck braces, and helmets; which are just some of the safety equipment that both top professional racers and you should use.