RockStar of the  Month
March, 2012

Rider Name: Derek Almejo

Forum HandleAlmejo

Nickname(s): In High School I got the name Midknight, I was a paperboy and I delivered papers after midnight. So friends and class mates that saw me started calling me "Midknight"

Current Bike: 2006 Yamaha yz450f

AMRA Class & Number: 30+A, 2V

Favorite Bike You’ve Ever Owned: Yz450f but 2nd would be Husqvarna TE250. 

Favorite Race Memory: Grinding Stone Dec 2010- My 1st race of the Season and I practiced all Summer. By the 4th turn I was in 1st and never looked back. I won the 30+B class by 9 1/2 minutes, That was my 1st win. 

1st Race: Rockstars Sycamore Creek 2004- Raced on a DRZ400.

Favorite Place to Ride: Superior

Coolest Person (Famous) Met: Well in the Bike World probably Ty Davis and Destry Abbott. Outside of the Bike World "You wouldnt know them"

Who would you like to meet? Gwen Stefani

Worst Crash: Going out to a Picnic with my wife driving on a Jeep road- Wife was on a quad in front of me and i was trying to catch up to her, looking ahead i didnt see a brick in the road, It throw the bike into a voilent fishtail then over the bars I went sliding on back. The bike fliped 4 times then landed on top of me. The foot peg broke my foot and my back was road rashed worse then Ive ever had. I didnt want to ruin the picnic for my wife, because she was looking forward to it. So I got myself back on bike rode 15 miles, had the picnic, doing every thing to hide what had just happened. When we got home she saw my back and foot and took me to the ER.

Profession: Boilermaker at Asarco Copper Mine

Family: Wife Lisa, Son Devin (18).

Home Town: Superior, AZ

Current Town: Superior, AZ

Riding Aspiration: Hope to still be riding when Im 50+ and maybe be chasing down TJ and Gronlund :). 

Non Motorcycle Related Hobby: Being at home cooking, grilling having friends over, building projects stuff like that

Dumbest Thing Ever Purchased (Bike Related): Drove to San Diego CA bought a motorcycle drove home and didnt tell my wife. NOT GOOD Dont try this!!!!!!

Favorite Movie: Don't have one.

Favorite Book: I like to read Bible journals and study different Translations.

Favorite Music: Easier to say I don't like Heavy Metal or Rap. 

Favorite Food: Cheese Burgers.

Farthest you’ve ever traveled: Cancoon MXDerek_Ride

How did you meet your significant other: I was her dad's paperboy and I would leave poems in the paper. She thought I was just cute but too young. 7 years later we met again at a Christian gathering, I walked up to her and asked if I could spend some time with her, we are still spending our time together 15 years later.

Most Embarrassing dirt bike moment: At a race my pants fell down while racing, I was Mooning the crowd. 

How did you get involved with the RockStars: Members would come up to me at events and invite me to their Meeting. 

Cool or Interesting Fact About You: I'm from a family of 6 kids.  3 boys and 3 girls, I'm #3.  Only my youngest brother races. My father has been riding his whole life, but I could never get him to ride an event.  He tells my brother and I that he could beat us on a PEPBOYS bike! 

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