Weekly Dirt – 4/12/16

Fresh Dirt

Our dirt is only harvested from tracks not treated with *rBST. Guaranteed Fresh.

Get your filthy fixing every week here at DBTs Fresh Dirt column. We scour the internet to find you the newest, sweetest web-trails to rip up on your lunch break.

*rBST is a product primarily given to dairy cattle by injection to increase milk production. Bovine somatotropin or bovine somatotrophin (abbreviated bST and BST), or bovine growth hormone (BGH), is a peptide hormone produced by cows’ pituitary gland. (What we are trying to say is you are milking us for information!)

Unrelenting: Jeremy Martin

Catch up with MX Pro Jeremy Martin after his Daytona win, and his 2nd place come-back finish in Toronto this season.

We found this through an Australian dirt bike riding group and it seems to hit home for a lot of people.

 

DO YOU AGREE?!

One of my friends asked “Why do you pay so much money for your kids to ride dirt bikes”? Well I have a confession to make; I don’t pay for my kids to go dirt bike riding. Personally, I couldn’t care less about dirt bikes.

So, if I am not paying for dirt bike riding, what am I paying for?

– I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don’t.

– I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are “too tired” to go to the shed and wash their bikes but go anyway.

– I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.

– I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.

– I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.

– I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don’t get that placing or title they’d hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.

– I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.

– I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other riders, officials and coaches.

– I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.

– I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.

– I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.

– I pay so that my kids can be out on the track instead of in front of a screen…

…I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for dirt bike riding; I pay for the opportunities that dirt bike riding provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!

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Now for the other side of the age spectrum:

Remember these guys? Then you are old.

http://www.redbull.com/us/en/motorsports/offroad/stories/1331785687631/best-riders-enduro-world-championship-history?p=1331785687016

Does your feed need more dirt?

The Motocross Vault is a great Facebook follow if you’re into ‘80s and ‘90s motocross…tons of great videos and photos. Check this clip of Guy Cooper sending it.

https://www.facebook.com/TheMotocrossVault/videos/1164217293596146/

Old Country w/ Jason Anderson

The 3rd episode of “Old Country” by Motorcross Action Magazine follows MX Pro Jason Anderson as he rips up one of the sickest tracks in Florida, Baker’s Factory.

 

Topher’s Way

Topher Ingalls, now retired pro racer turned real estate agent retains his race demeanor for the competitive world of Real Estate.

Monster Energy Supercross: Chasing The Dream

Monster Energy Supercross’, “Chasing the Dream” series is free on YouTube, so if you have missed any of it, we got you!

(Click the icon in the top left to change episodes)

We may be sending a cub reporter here to replace a missing KTM factory rider. One plane ride to Brazil coming up!

http://www.redbull.com/us/en/motorsports/offroad/events/1331780511950/red-bull-minas-riders-2016-hard-enduro