Archive for November, 2009


Posted in News on November 30, 2009 by rossi8

Hello everyone!

Ross here!  Today was my first day at PROJECT WALK!  After a brief introduction, I started doing my evaluation work with one of the original founders of the company, Eric.  Mostly it was testing me for muscle movement and finding out what I could do, but eventually the testing got harder and harder!  Some of the stuff would not be so difficult if my legs worked, but they don’t and it was tough!!  I couldn’t believe this was only the testing!

Finally I was turned over to a female therapist named Kim, and she had me doing leg weight machines.  I found out that my “glutes” muscles are functional, something that I didn’t know, and I was able to do some reps on the leg machine!

The last thing that I did was get hooked up to a special stationary bicycle that operated by hooking electrodes to my legs and shocking the muscles to make my legs peddle the bike.  When it was running by my own pedaling power, it was really weird.  I felt a burning shock on one electrode hooked to my butt, but it was not unbearable.  I peddled the bike for 15 minutes, and my first session was finished!  I can’t wait until tomorrow!


Project Walk, Here We Come!

Posted in News on November 30, 2009 by swap48

Today, Monday, November 30th, Ross begins his journey at Project Walk. I am picking him up at noon and heading down to Carlsbad, where PW is located. To say that I am excited for him would be an understatement! Stay tuned, and wish us luck!

– Donn

Vendors Confirmed For Ross’ Ride Day

Posted in News on November 26, 2009 by swap48

We’re still over a week out, but the list of vendors signed up to display at the Ross Maeda Ride Day on December 6 is growing by the minute! Don’t miss your chance to get some great deals from the following companies!

Dubach Racing Development, Metal Mulisha, Sullen, Leatt Brace, Volcom, FMF, ODI, TBT Racing, X Brand, TransWorld Motocross, J-Law Racing, Factory Backing, Spy Optic, Zero Motorcycles, Von Zipper, Thor MX, and N-Style.

Companies interested in setting up a vendors’ row booth should e-mail

J-Law Racing Makes Hat To Benefit Ross

Posted in News on November 25, 2009 by swap48

And even more support from Jason Lawrence! These bad boys will be available real soon at and proceeds from their sale will go directly to Ross to help with his bills! Please check out the web site! Thanks, Jason!

Twitch and Adams to Headline FMX Show at Ross’ Ride Day

Posted in News on November 24, 2009 by swap48

FMX superstars Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and Nate Adams will headline the FMX Show at the Ross Maeda Benefit Ride Day on December 6th, at Perris Raceway. Twitch and Adams will be joined by X Games Gold Medalist Todd Potter, J-Unit sensation Taka Hagashino, and TWMX Rookie of the Year Nominee Destin Cantrell. The jump show starts at 12 noon, and the Metal Mulisha will have a huge display on the vendors’ row, which is rapidly filling up with some great companies!

The ride day starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. DON’T MISS IT!

Great News From Ross!

Posted in News on November 24, 2009 by swap48

Today, when I went to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment, I was flexing muscles in my abs and back while I was in the chamber. When I got out, my legs were tingling as usual, but when I started slapping my legs to try and feel something, my sweatpants kind of pulled behind my knee and I felt something. I pulled my pants up and started dragging my fingernail behind my right knee and I could feel some sensation in that area! It isn’t normal, but I can still feel something and nothing on the left side, so I am going to pay attention to it. Another weird thing is that whenever I come out of the chamber, my right foot is cold to the touch but the left one is warm?!?!? It shows some kind of circulation deal going on there….usually during the day, either both are warm or cold…
– Ross

Look Who Else is Stylin’

Posted in News on November 23, 2009 by swap48

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto worked with Ross for the first time before the start of the 2009 season, when he first signed with the factory Kawasaki team. Ross told me that Ryan had a good feel for the bike and had good feedback. When I told Ryan that Ross had said that about him, he said, “Oh that’s cool! Because you never know if the suspension guys think you are a kook, or what…”

Ok, now that I’ve made you laugh, click the STORE button and buy a Rossi shirt! 😉

Oh yeah! If you have already bought a Rossi shirt, please e-mail me a photo of yourself in it with a caption to accompany it. Once I’ve gotten a few, I will add a photo gallery to this site! Send to

– Donn