A little about me:
I’m 28 years old, married with 2 kids (4 ½ year old boy & 2 year old girl). I ride in the 28-35 novice class. I’ve been active for most of my life. When I was younger I took martial arts, gymnastics, played football and baseball. I also spent a lot of time in the gym.
I rode all the time when I was younger and like most, couldn’t stay off my bike. Most of my riding was around the neighborhood or local trails. I always wanted to go out to the track and race, but my mom couldn’t ever find the time to take me. When I was in 8th grade a friend of mine invited me out to the track, an offer I happily accepted. I watched him kill it that day and take home a trophy. I was in awe at the skills he had. I eventually made it out there a few times and rode, but only raced once (last place all motos) but it was a blast. I stopped riding when high school sports, cars, girls, and parties took precedent, but I always thought about getting back into it. At 22 I made the decision to get back out there. I rode for a few months, but I just went to practice and took some lessons. I got married at 23, had my son at 24, and as expected responsibilities took over. 2 jobs and sleepless nights made it hard to really excel in anything “extracurricular”
I moved a few miles from work which gave me a great excuse to ditch the car and get back on the 20”. It's been awesome. Naturally this has gotten me back on the track and I’ve have been riding there for a few months off and on, mostly practicing, but I did race once. Due to a lack of people in my class, I was grouped with the 16 year old experts, which consisted of kids 12-16. Needless to say, I won my moto and main that day… Just kidding, I’m dreaming again. I got crushed, dead last in all three motos. It was fun, but wow was it an eye opening experience. I’ve started taking a class offered by the track and try to make it out to practice as much as possible. We got our son his first real race bike so we ride all the time together. He has been bugging me non-stop to get out there so hopefully that will happen soon. I just have to find enough bubble wrap so my wife won’t worry about him getting hurt so much.
So in short, I will be using this journal to keep track of my workouts, goals, and hopefully use it as a tool to hold my accountable.
Riding & Workout Goals
1. Move up to intermediate class;
2. Keep a consistent training regimen;
3. Get back my abs (promised this to my wife many years ago). I mean hey, it would be awesome to see what’s under there again after all the years of supplying my body with healthy adult beverages and tasty food. You older guys and girls (if any are on here) know what I mean;
4. Clear all jumps at the track; and
5. Progress in my manuals.
1. Get my son on the track riding with me. It would be great bonding time for us;
2. Get my daughter riding her bike with training wheels by herself. She has a hard time keepng up with us on her ATV powerwheel; and
3. Maintain a positive attitude no matter what life throws at me (probably the toughest goal for me).
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. Hopefully I keep you all entertained during this journey. Now it’s time to get down to business!