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I Ride For Nick's Eyes

Oct 25, 2010
by Mike Metzger  
Nick Moore from Demon Dirt (aka the designer/team manager) was just diagnosed that he is going blind, due to an eye disease. His left eye is already almost gone and he is rushing to try and stop his right one. Nick has to get major eye surgery asap! We will be launching a "Save Nick's eye" project to help him pay for surgery.

*Win prizing from Camp of Champions and bid on products from Banshee Bikes, VP Components, Candy Components and One Ghost Industries*

Thanks you for your support.
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You could win prizes from the following supporters for helping Nick save his eyes, all just just purchasing one of the jerseys found here:

Camp of Champions:

As Nick is one of our broheem's here at The Camp of Champions, we are going to donate an 8 day Camp of Champions session with accommodation to one random person who buys one of the jerseys. Buy a jersey, possibly win a trip to camp. The prize doesn't include airfare. Nick is coming to camp, so you can "Ride with Nick's Eyes" this summer. Get on buying a jersey everyone, this disease works fast so we have to work faster.
-Ken



Hi, my name is Nick Simcik, I am a pro rider on the Demon Dirt team. I am working with Nick and a handful of sponsors to have an eBay auction to help raise money for Nick's surgery. For now, we have a Paypal account set up gslaloman@aol.com if anyone wants to send a donation to. One Ghost has already donated a frame and headset and I am working with several other companies to put together some complete bikes and parts for auction on eBay. We will be notifying PinkBike once this auction goes up so you can make sure to be a part of this. Feel free to message me if you have any questions, want to donate, or help. Thank you from all of the riders at Demon Dirt and of course from Nick, your support helps him greatly!


One Ghost Industries:

One Ghost Industries is donating a Tanto frame.


Candy Components:

Candy Components is going to donate a sweet custom PINK-EYE headset!

Banshee Bikes:

2 AMP Frames

VP Components:

Pedals

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139 Comments
  • 28 0
 its awesome that pinkbike would do this!!!!
  • 23 1
 I just took my mum's credit card and ordered one man, hopefully you raise enough to do the procedure, I will spread the word for sure!! Get better!
  • 13 1
 jesus christ everyone buy one NOW. is there any place we can make donations?
  • 17 2
 Hey man since I took a baseball in the face in June I've been almost completely blind in my right eye. It sucks, but you get used to it, and you gotta keep riding if that's what you love. Don't give up, if you've still got sight in one you'll make it through.
  • 9 0
 this is unbelievable nick. when i met u at otter u were so stoked on life, it sucks to see u like this and that this shitty of a thing has happened to u. best of luck, i will be buying a shirt for sure. everyone who knows anything about this company should know how valuable nick is and needs to buy a shirt as well
  • 17 0
 Pinkbike, keep this at the top of the page for a while, the more views this gets the better. I met the DemonDirt guys at Claymore this summer and they seemed like a great group of guys who make top quality clothes, so if you're questioning whether this is worth it IT IS! I can't imagine how lost I would feel if my eyes started to degerate.
  • 7 0
 I spent alot of time with Nick at Rampage, and he is one of the nicest guys in the sport, I really hope we're able to help him. Good luck Nick. I am buying a jersey for sure. Nick is a valuable person in our sport, and everyone should do what they can to help!
  • 6 0
 there are over 200,000 members on pinkbike. each jersey is $50. wouldn't it be awesome if everyone bought a jersey?
i'm buying one. i think everyone should
  • 9 0
 I bet if they sold "I Ride for Nick's Eyes" stickers a bunch of people would throw those into their orders too, I know I would.
  • 7 0
 I will be buyig as many jerseys as i can afford to buy. even if i dont wear them. think about it. If you were in his situation, would you not like the support from others?
  • 5 0
 Even if you don't need the jerseys themselves, there is a paypal account for straight donations:
"For now, we have a Paypal account set up gslaloman@aol.com if anyone wants to send a donation"
  • 4 0
 I ride for Nick's eyes and I feel really good. Even if that shirt cost $200 i would have bought it even though I can barely afford my bikes
  • 3 0
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/5801301 Check this photo. Lets make it POD. Fav it.
  • 2 0
 sum1 up there ^^^ commented saying is there anywhere to make donations.... why not just buy loads of shirts
  • 2 0
 Ordering on as soon as I get home! Get better soon nick!
  • 1 0
 @Joebohobo
so that everyone that wants to can ride for Nicks eyes. not one person having a dickload of jerseys
  • 1 0
 sketch! get better soon man! im definately buying a tank for this cause.
  • 1 0
 I don’t personally know Nick but it’s really nice to see everyone from the mountain bike community helping a fellow rider out. Just purchased a tee, best of luck Nick!!
  • 2 0
 @warhorsey ... i neva thought of that, haha lol
  • 1 0
 its cool
  • 1 0
 I got a jersey! get better man!
  • 27 1
 Thanks to you all i am blown away by the support my sugary is on the 9th just got in due to a cancelation. I all be going to LA for the surgery crossing my fingers
  • 6 0
 Awesome man, I hope everything goes well for you.
  • 4 0
 really hope everything goes well for you man Smile
  • 4 0
 good luck. i hope everything works out for you. we all support you and wish the best.
  • 2 0
 best of luck Salute
  • 3 0
 Nick your in our prayers man.
  • 20 0
 I've had the privilege of meeting up with Nick at all the events this summer and he is one of the best guys you'll ever meet. Time for the bike world to come together and help him out so he can keep doing what he loves!
  • 12 0
 Nick is one of the most down to life guys you'll ever meet. He built a company for the riders, and he gives back to them. He doesnt deserve this at all, I hope everyone on Pinkbike helps him out. I'm going to buy 6 of these jerseys. Plain and simple support the guy, it could be you.
Check out Demondirt.com for more. Hope all goes well for you Nick.
  • 6 0
 Nick's been a pleasure to work with and write about. He has worked his ass off to get this brand off the ground! Any donation is helpful guys, Even $5.

Get better son bro.
  • 11 0
 Hi, my name is Nick Simcik, I am a pro rider on the Demon Dirt team. I am working with Nick and a handful of sponsors to have an eBay auction to help raise money for Nick's surgery. For now, we have a Paypal account set up gslaloman@aol.com if anyone wants to send a donation to. One Ghost has already donated a frame and headset and I am working with several other companies to put together some complete bikes and parts for auction on eBay. We will be notifying PinkBike once this auction goes up so you can make sure to be a part of this. Feel free to message me if you have any questions, want to donate, or help. Thank you from all of the riders at Demon Dirt and of course from Nick, your support helps him greatly!
  • 13 0
 As Nick is one of our broheem's here at The Camp of Champions, we are going to donate a 8 day Camp of Champions session with accommodation to one random person who buys one of the jerseys. Buy a jersey, possibly win a trip to camp. The prize doesn't include airfare. Nick is coming to camp so you can "Ride with Nick's Eyes" this summer. Get on buying a jersey everyone, this disease works fast so we have to work faster.
Ken
  • 1 0
 Do the t-shirts count too? haha
  • 10 1
 aww, omg, thats soo bad, just how hes lyk practically crying on camera, i really do wanna help
  • 6 0
 Hi, my name is Nick Simcik, I am a pro rider on the Demon Dirt team. I am working with Nick and a handful of sponsors to have an eBay auction to help raise money for Nick's surgery. For now, we have a Paypal account set up gslaloman@aol.com if anyone wants to send a donation to. One Ghost has already donated a frame and headset and I am working with several other companies to put together some complete bikes and parts for auction on eBay. We will be notifying PinkBike once this auction goes up so you can make sure to be a part of this. Feel free to message me if you have any questions, want to donate, or help. Thank you from all of the riders at Demon Dirt and of course from Nick, your support helps him greatly!
  • 2 0
 bloody marvellous! >> paypaled. Smile
  • 3 0
 Nick appreciates it! Thanks man!
  • 9 0
 I'd really like to see this back on top of pinkbike news to achieve max coverage.
  • 5 0
 Absolutely agree. Sticky this for a while.
  • 6 0
 Nick you and demondirt have done awesome to suport me this past season and im going to for sure give back to you man and help you out anyway that i can man. Ill be praying for you dude
  • 5 0
 I hung out with Nick a little bit at Rampage and cant say enough about him! From the moment he met me he was super cool and WAY generous! He let a few friends and myself hangout with him where the media and riders got to hangout beyond "Spectators" line at Rampage! Got to talk with him and cant tell even tell you guys what a down to earth and Life loving person he is. He even introduced me to Steve Romaniuk while at Red Bull Rampage! The Industry NEEDs more people like him! Nick you are in my Thoughts and Prayers I have FULL faith that things will turn out for the best! Help and Support him! He needs our help right now! I know I would want help if I were in the same situation! Stay Strong Nick and you will Pull through. Smile
  • 5 0
 I RIDE FOR NICKS EYES
  • 8 0
 Come on everone!!!! lets save a fellow rider!
  • 4 0
 Nick is the nicest dude out... Surface skis out of SLC will be doing some promotions for him! All of you skiers stay tuned to our blog www.thesurfacelab.blogspot.com for special opportunities to help Nick! Everyone else please go to demondirt.com and do anything you can to help!
  • 4 0
 Could you create a PayPal account for this purpose?
I'm certain almost everbody would help if there was a simple way to donate a few bucks..
(50$ + shipping overseas is quite a bit..)

Is it possible to recover his left eye?
That's just so sad.. :/ I hope for the best.
  • 4 0
 Thank You all so mich I am speechless my sight is truly being saved by my brothers in dirt, I hope I have the chance to meet everyone of you, the e-mails donations, jerseys sales have been amazing in the last 24 hours. This has given me so much hope in a time of chaos . I do not know where I would be without my BP family thank you thank you and PS yes the american medical system did fail us again, anybody need a couple of new flat mates in canada? ahaha
  • 1 0
 If you ever need a place up in Vancouver you can stay with me. Anytime man. I dropped emails to Raceface, Cove Bikes, Straitline, Rocky Mountain, Trek, MacNeil, Fox Suspension, and Norco. Gonna be buying a Jersey too once I can scrounge up some dollars. Hope to see you up here in Van again!
  • 3 0
 I can understand how scared you must be man, going blind is one of my biggest fears. I'm defo going to buy a jersey mainly just to help but also because it looks sick! The biking world needs your eyes to brew us up some more amazing designs so I would also like to urge everyone to chip in and get a sweet top. tup


Oh also, I went onto the site to purchase one but every time I click the jersey the page loads then directs me to the snow website.
  • 3 0
 same, i copied the link: Link to Shirt , but still it redirects me
  • 3 0
 yer i just checked out there other product and it does the same thing
  • 2 0
 Same here
  • 2 0
 www.demondirt.com

Just go to this link, for now the jersey is right up on their homepage.
  • 1 0
 but when you actually click on it it takes you to the demonsnow or whatever its called
  • 1 0
 Its doing the same for me
  • 4 0
 Metz and I are looking into some potential options to put on local jams and hopefully a fundraiser auction to help raise money for Nick's operation. Stay posted for more information
  • 4 0
 Wow...the support is amazing!!! I just got back from talking with Nick, he's blown away at the support! super upbeat too! I don't know how he does it, if i were in his shoes i'd be near suicidal!
  • 5 0
 Nick you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending something to help out with your surgery via paypal. Sending our love to you and Audrey.
  • 4 0
 Holy sh!t...as a fellow rider, artist, and simply a human being this is terrible. I will certainly be making a donation to help the cause and will do my best to keep positive thoughts flowing.
  • 4 0
 I met Nick in Vegas. Super cool guy. Hooked me and a couple buddies up with some free Demon Dirt swag. Definitely deserves some love from the PB users.
  • 4 0
 Bought a shirt and will spread the word with friends!! Keep supporting this cause till he reaches this goal. Hope everything works out for you Nick.
  • 4 0
 nicks one of the nicest dudes in the mtb world, which is saying something, and if you can, buy something, its all great quality and its goin to a great thing
  • 3 0
 we love you Nick! One Ghost Industries is donating a Tanto frame to the auction to help raise money for you. Candy Components is also going to donate a sweet custom PINK-EYE headset for the auction also!
  • 3 0
 Buying a jersey to support the cause. Wish the best, and its good to know there are still people who are willing to help a complete stranger. Dont know the guy, but lets get him riding again so maybe I can meet him one day!
  • 2 0
 wow im extremely impressed with the all the people responding. such a rad community we have here. i think im guna be at whistler opening day next year and theres guna be about a thousand of these jerseys. Smile oh a happy thought
  • 2 0
 6 months ago I had emergency retina reattachment surgery. I was going blind but they managed to save my right eye. I regained 10% since and that puts me at about 40% now. It sucks but I'm learning to live with it. I sincerely hope all goes well for you man! We are all pulling for ya!!!
  • 1 0
 Right on man, do you still ride? Smile

It kinda reminds me of this one guy I saw riding at Whistler who was legally blind. (Obviously had a tiny bit of sight, but not much) He had people in front of him and behind yelling instructions. "Hard right, table coming, air it, left!" Pretty amazing to see him tearing it up.

On that same subject - I saw a guy with one arm launch the Schleyer drop and rip right by under the chair. He was just holding onto the stem. I never saw that guy the rest of the day, but it was cool to see.
  • 5 0
 I RIDE FOR NICK'S EYES!

(from Montreal,QC Canada)
  • 1 0
 I'm so glad everyone is helping out!! Smile Nick is literally the most genuine amazing person I have ever met and I am so so so lucky to be friends with him. We need to save his eyes so he can design us more awesome gear and so he can keep doing what he loves, riding his bike. I'm buying two.Smile
  • 1 0
 Nick is the son I never had - and one of the kindest men you will ever meet. He lives for biking - as everyone who knows him will agree. Thanks for helping Nick - I just bought a jersey and two t-shirts - I will be riding for Nicks eyes!!
  • 4 0
 Nick is an awesome dude! Buy a shirt, this guy is a true ambassador for the bike industry! Hope all goes well Nick!
  • 3 0
 Yeah not sure what is up with the redirecting on the site. If it doesnt work give it a day, Im sure its just a code error they are working on
  • 5 0
 You'll be in my prayers Nick! Going to donate for sure.
  • 3 0
 Having trouble with the checkout online. Will try again tomorrow. Wish you the best Nick.

(Hope the jersey comes with HGH Biceps!)
  • 4 0
 Holy smokes man! I cant believe this! No time to waist, get a Jersey and spread the word. OMG
  • 2 0
 Hey Nick, I think I saw you when at the COC compound this summer with the other demon dirt guys, you seem like such a chill dude, Ill be buying one of the jerseys and riding for your eyes. Stay strong man
  • 4 0
 if you have facebook, myspace or twitter post this to your account!!!! lets get this guy the eyes he deserves!
  • 5 0
 again, the american medical system fails... all the best nick
  • 1 0
 Met Nick at goatstyle in the summer..truly one of the raddest dudes out in the bike industry!! Let us chill under the demon tent in the heat of the day..and at night he let us store some of our bikes in the already packed demon trailer! Definately buying and riding for Nicks eye...
  • 1 0
 Am desperate to buy one as this cause is such a good one and i can relate to it so much!
BUT
Just before i check out on the website to buy a jersey it says no shipping options are available - i live in the UK -
can someone help me out!?
  • 1 0
 I have the same problem man! and I live in BC
  • 1 0
 Drop a mail to the demon guys, they'll work it out
  • 1 0
 Wow thank you all again if you live in the west coast I am headed down to The AT showdown to go hang with my team and personally thank every one who has been supporting me if you can make it down I would love to meet you and me and my girl would be so stoked to thank you face to face. PLUS THE AT SHOWDOWN IS A BANGER
  • 1 0
 sux if you live in missouri tho, i would love to see you in person , any chance anything cool is ever gonna happen here in the mtb world?
  • 1 0
 Hello, I just want to say that I've got the same disease as Nick except my right eye should'nt be "infected", and I want to say to Nick that's you're not alone, and you won't become blind, the solution isn't far. NEVER SUBMIT !
  • 3 0
 Jersey ordered. Great cause and hope we can raise the money to at least cover some of the costs!
  • 2 0
 we'd like to donate some product; eyes are important to us! can someone at pinkbike contact me so we can do so? thanks,

sammy
bike@adidas-ep.com
  • 1 0
 email sent
  • 3 0
 can someone link the jersey? every time i go on the website it directs me to the normal jersey
  • 3 0
 they are all the same all jerseys will have the special edition graphic on them
  • 3 0
 sweet man, i hope your surgery goes well
  • 3 0
 Aww geez man. This is a huge bummer. Good luck Nick. I'm sure everyone will help where they can.
  • 4 0
 Sorry link is fixed now thanks again everyone!
  • 3 0
 This must be a terrifying experience. The link still doesn't work...I'm assuming because I'm in Denmark. can this be fixed?
  • 4 0
 you can hear in his voice he is trying to keep the tears in
  • 3 0
 hey man, my cousin has the same thing as you. im with ya all the way and im gonna buy a jersey. he'll be on my mind everyday
  • 2 0
 just bought one too, would hate to be in his position but amazed at how the world wide biking comunity pulls together like this, speaks volumes about the people in the sport.
  • 2 0
 i have total faith he will be able to afford the surgery, sick jersey, plus saving nicks eyes at the same time?! thats just a good deal, stay strong man we got your back!
  • 1 0
 time for the bike community to give back to a guy who has truly given a tonne. and im stoked to donate and get the word out as much as possible for Nick. STOKED TO RIDE FOR NICKS EYES!
  • 3 0
 All the support is amazing. The riding community comes together to save its own!
  • 1 0
 All of you have given so much but so many people asked for a t-shrit and stickers they are now available at www.demondirt.com thank you all I could not ask for a better dirt family
  • 1 0
 GET BETTER SOON NICK! even with one eye, I defs hope you still keep your love for the sport and dont stop riding! im totally gonna try to buy one of the jerseys. good luck man!
  • 3 0
 Do we by any chance now how much the cost of the surgery will be?
  • 3 0
 Word is like 20k...
  • 3 0
 buying one right now!!!!! i hope all the best for you Nick!
  • 4 0
 bought Smile
  • 2 0
 man really sucks. hope every thing goes well ill be buying your products, your in my prayers buddy Cry
  • 2 0
 is it just the regular brig jersey? that's the only one I can find on the website
  • 1 0
 The one the site has up, will be the Nick's eyes jersey, while its just the regular one pictured, its the Nicks eyes brig
  • 2 0
 dude i ride for your eyes, def donating and buying a jersey! STAY STRONG
  • 2 0
 I really can't belive that you guys in the United States have no health insurance!!! Just donated by PayPal...
  • 1 0
 it's not that he doesn't have health insurance because he does have good insurance through demon. It's that because the procedure hasn't been approved by the medical governing body, insurance doesn't cover it. I guess the surgery has been done for the past 8 years with quite a ton of success, it just hasn't gotten that approval
  • 1 0
 I just stumbled on this post and watched the vid. I bought the jersey before the video was even over. Good luck you are in our thoughts.
  • 3 0
 i ride for nick
  • 2 0
 Good luck man hope you can get it fixed best of luck
  • 2 0
 Just got one Nick. Glad i could help, I truly wish you the best
  • 2 0
 ordered. hope all goes extremely well for you and your company.
  • 1 0
 Here is a direct link to the shirts, jerseys, and sticker packs

www.demonsnow.com/store/accessories
  • 1 0
 Anyone know the sizing on these pimped jerseys???? I'm 5' 10" and 162 lbs.......Any guesses???? TNX
  • 1 0
 Oh yeah....just for casual wear......no armor or anything......what size????/
  • 2 0
 EN TODAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Done. Get well soon Nick!
  • 1 0
 Donated via paypal! good luck
  • 1 0
 Donated via paypal, too! It may not be much but it all adds up, so donate or buy a shirt to beat the disease for a fellow rider! All the best to you
  • 1 0
 Thank you everyone! We have received alot of donations and a lot of jersey orders. Every little bit helps to save Nick's eyes.
  • 1 0
 Can someone sort a link out as I cant get on long enough to buy one
  • 1 0
 Got mine, pullin for ya on the shore Nick!! So harsh man!
  • 1 0
 how would i order a jersey boys ?
  • 1 0
 www.demondirt.com
  • 1 0
 alright thanks ill be sure to order one !
  • 1 0
 large, unless you want a nice long comfy one, then XL
  • 1 0
 Ill defenitly buy one!
  • 1 0
 buying one tonight
  • 1 0
 i am so buying this.
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