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From a press release issued by Eric Bostrom's agent, Norm "Lawdog" Viano:
ERIC BOSTROM EXILED
August 18, 2001 - Atlanta, GA. Eric Bostrom, "the Boss", left last night from California for a self-imposed exile to Colorado with his brother, Ben. The goal? Besides having fun with a brother he doesn't get to see very often, Eric will get acclimated to the altitude and get in some serious mental preparation for the upcoming AMA Superbike round at Pikes Peak.
With three rounds left in the series, Eric is in the hunt for the Championship in both the 600 and Superbike classes. He is currently 20 points behind Mat Mladin in the Superbike class (332 to 312 points, respectively) and 19 points ahead of Miguel Duhamel in the 600 class (224 to 205, respectively). So with only three rounds left, Eric knows that next weekend will be a pivotal one, and that he needs to win both races.
With the pressure on him, Eric decided to head to Colorado a week early. On the agenda, some intense rock-climbing with Ben. Eric got Ben into the sport some time ago, and both have become complete addicts, climbing as much as possible. Besides becoming acclimated to the altitude, this week will allow Eric to completely disconnect from everybody and focus his mind. You can bet that when he pulls up at Pikes Peak, he'll be ready.