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    The Missy Giove Story, Told By Her....

    This was already posted in the General Discussion forum yesterday by Technician. But for those that haven't read it yet, check it out. As Cyclelicious said in the other thread her life story would make a great movie. A few years back Missy Giove the all time best woman's DH racer gets busted for major pot distribution. But it was always a mystery of what really happened to her. This article is her story told by her.

    I saw her at the NORBA Nationals a couple times in Big Bear California. I watched her race but also saw her cruising around the vendor exhibits on her bike with her girlfriend riding on the handlebars. Her famous trademark was she always wore a dried up Piranha around her neck as a necklace. She's showing off the pirahna in the one photo. Be sure to read all 3 pages it's extremely interesting.

    Full 3 page interview here Missy Giove, an X Games Star's Criminal Ride - MensJournal.com

    And parts of the interview that didn't make it to print. Extended interview with Missy Giove: Mechanics, mini-motos and more | Dirt Rag Magazine

    And more here Photo Gallery: Exclusive Missy Giove interview outtakes | Dirt Rag Magazine

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    What do you mean by "but it was always a mystery what really happened to her"??? Is she gone?

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    So awesome. Somebody on this forum has her old bikes.

    Fast Banana should make her acquaintance if they should ever bump into each other throughout the court system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    What do you mean by "but it was always a mystery what really happened to her"??? Is she gone?
    No, we knew she got busted but they never told what exactly happened to her and how she got busted. This story tells it in her words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    So awesome. Somebody on this forum has her old bikes.

    Fast Banana should make her acquaintance if they should ever bump into each other throughout the court system.
    Argh!
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    I saw Missy in OB here in San Diego, riding a road bike up the steep hills of Point Loma. She's an awesome young lady. I've always been a fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I saw Missy in OB here in San Diego, riding a road bike up the steep hills of Point Loma. She's an awesome young lady. I've always been a fan.
    Yeah she got around So. Cal. for sure.
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    That was a great read thanks for posting it. I can't believe how some people that have so much in life can do something this stupid and throw it all away.

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    ...and Honey Badger and that McKayla girl from the Olympics.


    At some point Missy Giove knew right from wrong, but chose to ignore common sense. And anyone who helped her each are just as wrong.
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    the missle will be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haint View Post
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    ...and Honey Badger and that McKayla girl from the Olympics.


    At some point Missy Giove knew right from wrong, but chose to ignore common sense. And anyone who helped her each are just as wrong.
    That's one bad ass looking Honey Badger.YIKERS!!!
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    Waste of money and resources.

    Aren't there some murderers or rapists to keep them busy?

    I will also say, she did know the extreme risks of moving the pot out of state. She knows most states are ***** about it, and would rather spend their resources on pursuing soft, non-violent targets like her instead of dangerous ones. I am glad they were so lenient with her. She didn't deserve jail time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    Waste of money and resources.

    Aren't there some murderers or rapists to keep them busy?

    I will also say, she did know the extreme risks of moving the pot out of state. She knows most states are ***** about it, and would rather spend their resources on pursuing soft, non-violent targets like her instead of dangerous ones. I am glad they were so lenient with her. She didn't deserve jail time.
    There are some LEO's that really buy the canard about cannabis being a 'gateway drug'. Also, the quantities involved can get them pretty exited. They like to quantify a crime/bust in two terms: the first, a moral imperative. That's where the 'gateway drug' thing comes in. Actually, even attempting to categorize a plant as a 'drug' is kind of unusual; tobacco, which aside from its' carcinogens, contains a well-known drug, nicotine, is rarely referred to as a 'drug'. Same for beer/liquor. Ethanol is the active ingredient, and it is most definitely a drug, but it's regulated by the BATF, not the FDA and DEA.

    Second, the material $$ value of the crime, in this case the amount of pot, is a real kicker; thinking in terms of 100-500,000 bucks worth of pot is a real turn-on in terms of busting somebody. That's a half-million dollar crime, and who knows how many kids it will send straight to the hypodermic needle!

    So, cops tend to rationalize things, just like everybody else in society does in one way or another. Vietnam was lent significance by promoting the "domino theory', and a certain percent of our military and society bought it.

    As for Missy, she's smart, she knew the risks, and that was likely a turn-on for her. Also she did not buy into the gateway BS...as we know, she's smart. But she had to know that the odds of getting busted rise astronomically with each repetition of the deal. I think the thrill of rolling that dice was a major incentive to her. she thrives on the edge. Look at how even now, she is thinking about racing DH again, in spite of the MD's all telling her she is potentially one more head injury away from serious brain damage.

    So the whole thing, from the law's perspective, to Missy's perspective, is basically a game, one that sooner or later she knew she would lose.

    Regardless of its' validity or not, when you fight the law, the law wins, eventually.

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    All I can say is:


    Missy Giove and Julie Furtado sandwich, with me as the meat, please?
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    The cops are getting their budgets slashed, and they have to keep their jobs and their friend's jobs somehow.

    IMHO, there is enough money to keep them in their job tied up in the 'War on Drugs'. There is even enough left over for a huge education campaign to make sure every single kid has full disclosure of drug's consequences. If they want to make stupid choices after that, their call. We can't afford to nanny everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    All I can say is:


    Missy Giove and Julie Furtado sandwich, with me as the meat, please?
    It looks like Missy doesn't eat sausage, only fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    It looks like Missy doesn't eat sausage, only fish.
    ...which is why there are three at that table.

    Otherwise, Tina Fey and Janeane Garafalo.

    Closest otherwise was the other night with the spousal unit, and the dog decides to hop up on the bed and flop/stretch herself out on my legs/ass.
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    I'm not sure about this. While I am not against people smoking a joint or five, I am strongly against the organized crime that is usually connected to the drug trade.

    Were Missy and her partner just lone wolves? Maybe, but the million + in cash would possibly point to something else. Certainly that much money would make murder a 'solution' to getting caught for some dealers.

    She was insanely lucky to get off as light as she did; it doesn't seem right to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    I'm not sure about this. While I am not against people smoking a joint or five, I am strongly against the organized crime that is usually connected to the drug trade.

    Were Missy and her partner just lone wolves? Maybe, but the million + in cash would possibly point to something else. Certainly that much money would make murder a 'solution' to getting caught for some dealers.

    She was insanely lucky to get off as light as she did; it doesn't seem right to me.

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    I can sharply recall grimey hopheads from the fringes of a BMX scene falling all over themselves on Missy Giove and this was in the early 1990's.

    The idiots have not changed, ever, and have an excuse & a Lawyer at the Card Table/Gift Table whenever anyone can.
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    favorite missle moment- met her @ '94 worlds in Vail at the cdale tent where we both were checkin out & commenting on the same hotties that were walkin by. priceless.
    it's pretty cool she still pins it on that foes.

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    She didn't want to parlay her success as a racer/personality into a job "working" as a bike industry rep schmoozing and selling and glad handing, etc at trade shows and mountain bike races, so instead she decided to involve herself in what was, at the time, a multi-felony level criminal conspiracy.

    As far as I know, and I sadly have to admit I've never had one of those jobs, what it primarily consists of is showing up at events, talking to people about mountain bike related topics, going on rides as part of your job in the best mountain biking venues around, maybe testing new products, getting your picture taken, and showing off your moves in videos. Oh, I almost forgot, you also have to collect a paycheck for all that "work".

    I'm sitting here at my desk with a mountain of work to plow through and deadlines to meet, and I'm thinking (for about 1 nano-second) whether I would trade what I'm doing for the job that didn't fit her preferred lifestyle.

    Two words.

    HELL YES.

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    DIRT RAG has her story in a recent issue. She indeed was a beast back in the day.
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    It's unfortunate that she chose the path she did but fortunate that it didn't end up a whole lot worse.
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    Screw her shes a fracking narc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    DIRT RAG has her story in a recent issue. She indeed was a beast back in the day.
    Same interview different magazine but thank's I added some links to my initial post.
    And yes she sure was a beast, I saw her race twice at the NORBA nationals in Big Bear. And if you blinked you'd miss her go by.

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    It's kind of odd that she openly admits to having "cooperated" with popo.
    Same thing I thought, pretty scary being in her shoe's now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    It looks like Missy doesn't eat sausage, only fish.
    Well said. Sounds better than carpet muncher.

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    I added some more links to the interview in the initial post of this thread for your viewing pleasure.
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    Orange Is the New Black would be a better tv show if it was based on MG's life imo.

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    Here's some video of her from 1996. Her part starts around the 6:50 mark.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishartbicycles View Post
    It's kind of odd that she openly admits to having "cooperated" with popo.
    Yeah, that can't sit like it is without 'consequences' around the corner, you'd think....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    Yeah, that can't sit like it is without 'consequences' around the corner, you'd think....
    My thoughts are anyone she gave up were ready to do the time. Little fish, little fish swimmin' in the water...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haint View Post
    My thoughts are anyone she gave up were ready to do the time. Little fish, little fish swimmin' in the water...
    Being a law-abiding, tax paying civilian, I really wouldn't know about that kind of thing......

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    TBH, there most likely was little to no risk of her talking. She wasn't a gangbanger, so she most likely was NOT working with them. She most likely just turned in some stoners and some hippies in states where the stuff is legal, so getting to them would be a lot of trouble for the feds. Pot is different than hardcore stuff. Old hippies and their stoner buddies move pot and hallucinogens like mushrooms, LSD, and ecstasy. And many times, pot dealers only deal in that, because the other stuff are higher classification and get you in bigger trouble. Sure, gangsters move all that stuff too, but they GET IT from the hippies. The hippies hanging out in their little secluded cabins have the patience and love for serious horticulture. They love growing stuff, and they love that the stuff they grow makes people happy. LSD and ecstasy require science to get right, especially LSD. Only actual chemists can get LSD right, and advanced chemistry is still required to get ecstasy right. I have... *ehm* heard the real LSD went dry a while ago, when the feds busted the last hippie making massive amounts of the real stuff in an abandoned missile silo. The generation that knew how to make it pretty much died out, and the new generation of chemists I guess didn't feel so rebellious. Most people don't know what the real stuff is, since dozens of various scary research chemicals from China are being pawned off as the real thing. LSD in ANY dosage had no physical side effects, no matter the propaganda you read. You trip balls, but you come back as yourself, just perhaps more insightful. The research chemicals being pawned off as the real thing ARE dangerous, and have various side effects. And, you don't know which one you are even getting, so you don't know what to look out for that would indicate overdose.


    And, for the next question I know I am going to get, I am a good girl (well, in this regard. ;D). I am not a part of that world, I have never been. I just hang out with an... eclectic selection of people, some of who have first-hand knowledge of such things. I also hang out with geeks! Love teh geeks! Gamers like to get high scores. And they can drink most jocks under the table. If you want to go to the party with the best beer and most booze, go to a geek party. S'truth. Geeks go all out on everything they set their minds to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    Waste of money and resources.

    Aren't there some murderers or rapists to keep them busy?

    I will also say, she did know the extreme risks of moving the pot out of state. She knows most states are ***** about it, and would rather spend their resources on pursuing soft, non-violent targets like her instead of dangerous ones. I am glad they were so lenient with her. She didn't deserve jail time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    negative, wrong is wrong no matter how you wanna slice n dice it. that kind of mindset is what has the world upside down.
    Lawful good or Lawful evil, they are both ***** deep inside.

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    Wow, Bikemaya I am sorely disappointed in your choice of friends and what you think is OK behaviour.

    I most definitely was not a good boy (unlike you) when I was young and I have absolutely nothing good to say about anyone who would be dealing in hardcore chemicals like LSD and Ecstacy, or grow-ops for that matter. If you are dealing in that sh!t you deserve jail, and lots of it. That chemical garbage, and dealing in multi-pound shipments of pot is serious enough business that people will kill you or maim you for life if you cross them. I've met plenty of these types and some of them I used to call friends. They would not be welcome on my front step let alone my house.

    What is wrong with you to think drug dealing is somehow OK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    Wow, Bikemaya I am sorely disappointed in your choice of friends and what you think is OK behaviour.

    I most definitely was not a good boy (unlike you) when I was young and I have absolutely nothing good to say about anyone who would be dealing in hardcore chemicals like LSD and Ecstacy, or grow-ops for that matter. If you are dealing in that sh!t you deserve jail, and lots of it. That chemical garbage, and dealing in multi-pound shipments of pot is serious enough business that people will kill you or maim you for life if you cross them. I've met plenty of these types and some of them I used to call friends. They would not be welcome on my front step let alone my house.

    What is wrong with you to think drug dealing is somehow OK?
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    Hmmm look's like a Can- O - Worms has been opened.
    Dru I am totally with your opinions on this. People learn from their mistakes and by hanging out with that kind of crowd is your thing. Whatever colorful reason you have to do so it will come back to bite you. Even if your not participating in the action. I equate it to being young and haven't poor judgement. Unfortunately such judgment can land you in a whole lot of hurt. And unfortunately by the time one learns a lesson it's often too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
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    Ofc, reading comprehension.

    I don't have first hand knowledge because I haven't done or seen anything of the sort. Just talking to someone doesn't get you arrested in this country. Meeting people is something humans do, right? None of the people in my life i have ever considered a 'friend' does that stuff. What can I say... I'm chill. People are forthright with me. I am sure everyone has met and conversed with people involved in drug trade somehow, but never realized it. It is common, and normal people always get mixed up in it. I have mixed feelings about how the operations go down, but I never gave a blanket pass to them. I just tell it like it is (or, at least how I heard it. This could all be bs I was told, you realize!)

    Remember, selling alcohol was a crime at one point too. And all states have stupid laws on the books still that no one follows. In my state, pot is legal with a license. Massive grow operations are allowed if you get the right paperwork, because you can grow for shops.

    I never said any of this has led to illegal behavior. In the US we have the freedom to disagree with our government, and talk about it. I happen to think there are far bigger, and worse problems in this country than drugs. Drugs are a first world problem. We have food, shelter, no domestic wars, yet always a need to fight *something*. Why not fight personal freedom? Who the eff cares what someone wants to do to themselves?! I think tattoos are a worse choice that a joint. A tattoo is a bad decision for life! No, they shouldn't be illegal. What harm do they do to others? Drugs don't harm others, no one forces them on people. Making pot legal already has a case model with the states that have done so as to the harm; NONE. Extra revenue for the states from taxing it is all that happened. Planes didn't fall out of the sky.

    How I feel about the other stuff is a mixed bag I won't get into. I don't agree with blanket legalization like some people, cause there is stuff that is really scary out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    Ofc, reading comprehension.

    I don't have first hand knowledge because I haven't done or seen anything of the sort. Just talking to someone doesn't get you arrested in this country. Meeting people is something humans do,
    right? None of the people in my life i have ever
    considered a 'friend' does that stuff. What can I
    say... I'm chill. People are forthright with me. I am
    sure everyone has met and conversed with people
    involved in drug trade somehow, but never
    realized it. It is common, and normal people
    always get mixed up in it. I have mixed feelings about how the operations go down, but I never gave a blanket pass to them. I just tell it like it is (or, at least how I heard it. This could all be bs I
    was told, you realize!)

    Remember, selling alcohol was a crime at one point too. And all states have stupid laws on the books still that no one follows. In my state, pot is legal with a license. Massive grow operations are allowed if you get the right paperwork, because you can grow for shops.

    I never said any of this has led to illegal behavior. In the US we have the freedom to disagree with our government, and talk about it. I happen to
    think there are far bigger, and worse problems in
    this country than drugs. Drugs are a first world
    problem. We have food, shelter, no domestic wars,
    yet always a need to fight *something*. Why not
    fight personal freedom? Who the eff cares what
    someone wants to do to themselves?! I think
    tattoos are a worse choice that a joint. A tattoo is a
    bad decision for life! No, they shouldn't be illegal.
    What harm do they do to others? Drugs don't
    harm others, no one forces them on people.
    Making pot legal already has a case model with the
    states that have done so as to the harm; NONE.
    Extra revenue for the states from taxing it is all
    that happened. Planes didn't fall out of the sky.
    How I feel about the other stuff is a mixed bag I
    won't get into. I don't agree with blanket
    legalization like some people, cause there is stuff
    that is really scary out there.



    I'm not sure if that was directed at me or dru.
    Probably both of us. I'll give you a response. Your
    statement that "who care's if people take drugs it
    doesn't harm others". Couldn't be further from the
    truth. I lived through the 60's and 70's and 80's and 90's and 2000's and…

    I think I've been around the **** enough to know
    how many numerous ways drugs and drug addicts
    effect others and society. But instead of me
    dribbling away on this keyboard explaining my
    thoughts on it I just hit the Google button for ya.
    https://www.ncjrs.gov/ondcppubs/publ...ndcs/ii-b.html
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    However, music would be sh1t if it weren't for a lil' marahoochie. It changed EVERYTHING.
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    However, music would be sh1t if it weren't for a lil' marahoochie. It changed EVERYTHING.
    Drugs, over Multi-Tracking??

    It's all who you know.
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    He'll, they multi-tracked the Osmonds, but that was crap.
    Go baaaaaackkk....to Jazz and blues men, Coltrane, what it did to influence early rock n' roll.
    Besides, without really high stoner types, there never would have been a repack, and hence no MT. BIKING! ;-)
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    And then we eat them."

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    Bikemaya, perhaps one day you'll understand, or maybe not. The problem with the drug trade is primarily the CRIMINALS, not the drugs themselves, although I think very few psychoactive street drug should ever be legal, for all the reasons DJ pointed out in his link.

    Certainly pot and alcohol should be legal, and in all honesty I think pot is the lesser of the two evils. Tobacco shouldn't be legal nor should any hard drug (like the kind you seem fond of).

    Criminals are generally BAD PEOPLE who should be avoided. Organized criminals are especially bad. Look at the power the stupid government gave the mafia by banning booze during prohibition as an example.

    Who do you think is running the ILLEGAL CRIMINAL drug trade? Organized crime; bikers, mafia, bloods, crips, your local bad ass gangs, etc.

    They are the problem and their power is created by their customers. No customers and that revenue stream dries up, simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearless View Post
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Size:  55.3 KB I snapped this in 1990-1991 Missy, Cindy Whitehead, and Jaquie Phelan!
    Great photo I think I may have a couple of her as well. If I don't I'm sure my sister does. She raced the same circuit as her for several years.
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