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Friday, May 30, 2008

Underbone Tuner : Interview with Bobby "Blitzkreig" Mencias




Underbone Tuner managed to interview the main man for the 2nd leg Robert "Bobby" Mencias 2 category winner for novice and expert open. He caught everybody by surprise in the 2nd Leg he should be calledBlitz.kreig Bobby. This is how it went.


1. ) UT: You were 2nd during the first leg right on the tail of the Raider 150,
can you give us an insight on the things that you did differently for the 2nd leg?
BMR: In the 1st leg, my sniper was stock except for the pipe , cdi and tires.
I was'nt even using a rear set. I could not catch up with the modified raider
of Jaypee Gado. But in the 2nd leg, the sniper was already equipped with
the basic modification parts.

2.) UT: what was the key factor that allowed you to conquer both novice and
expert open categories?
BMR: Fast and durable bike and of course, the desire to have FUN.

3.) UT: How does it feel to win both Novice and Expert Open?
BMR: Surprised and Happy.

4.) UT: Do you know that you are known now as the Raider150 slayer,
whats the big secret to slaying this once mighty beast?
BMR: Secret.... hehehehe

5.) UT: In one word how would you describe your riding style? ( the bike of-course )
BMR: Awkward and funny.....hehehe.... I can't even make my knees
touch the asphalt. It's because this is my first time to race road circuit
fulltime. I'm used to off-road racing. Imagine, other guys are crouched
down low while I'm sitting with my back straight. My elbows are up.
I really need to get use to riding low with the underbones.

6.) UT: What are your thoughts for the next race?
BMR: ahmm...HAVE FUN.


7.) UT: You certainly caught everybody by surprise during the 2nd leg,
Now that the opponents know what your are capable of, will you
make any adjustments to your game plan?
BMR: Shed off extra pounds because I'm really heavy, practice with my cornering and
continue having FUN.

8.) UT: During your big crash on the 2nd leg, can you give us an insight on what
was going through your mind?
BMR: My main concern was the bike. You can easily damage the rear set,
T-post and the inner tube of the front suspension. I still have to race the
2nd heats of both the novice and expert class.


9.) UT: What advice can you give to aspiring racers who want to succeed in Cebu
underbone circuit racing?
BMR: Set up your bike properly, and do a lot of testing. Also, have FUN
and be HUMBLE.

10.) UT: What advice can you give to the umbrella girls? do you have
any message for them?
BMR: To the umbrella girls? ahm...pls be gentle. hahaha!!! just kidding.

11.) UT: If you can describe underbonetuner in 2 words what would it be?
BMR: You ROCK!!!

UT: Thank you Bobby-san for taking time with underbone tuner. Domo arigato gozaimasu
and good luck on your next race.
BMR: Thank you also.

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