We just got this note from Dave Ketcham, the general manager of Escondido Cycle Center / TeamECC.com:
Alex with the Metal Mulisha crew.
Just a note to let the Mulisha haters out there in on a big secret:
The guys in the Metal Mulisha may look unapproachable and hardcore, but
underneath it all are some of the biggest hearts in our industry.
Yesterday, they made Alex Lopresti forget the fact he is in a battle
for his life with cancer, by showing up to deliver his dream bike to
him in person. His stock KLX110 was taken in by the Make-A-Wish
Foundation and dropped off at Escondido Cycle Center to fulfill his
wish to have his bike pimped Mulisha style. With the parts funded
by Make-A-Wish and the labor donated by the ECC Service crew, Alex's
bike is now the dream ride he had always hoped for. The cherry on
top? Personal attention and a party with Brian "The Dark Lord"
Deegan, Ronnie "Kung Fu" Faisst, Jeremy "Twich" Stenberg, Jeff "Ox"
Kargola, and an invite to test his new ride out at the Mulisha
Compound. Tons of props for those guys for taking time for a fan in
need of some happy times. Ride on, Alex!