May 2nd, 2010 — While looking though my thousands of motocross pictures for a possible book project I came across this gem of a young rider at Agassiz who has had enough mud, rain, crashes, and stalled bikes and is waiting patiently at the side of the track for it all to end. It’s one of those pictures that might not make a lot of sense unless you were at the track that day but it was one of those days. More pictures like this will be posted over the next few weeks as they are discovered.
Motocross in the Mud
June 12th, 1992 — Milton Harden of the Washington Old Timers enjoys the end of what had to be one of the worst mud races of all time, the BCOT International at Mission. #630
April 12th, 2009 — It looks a lot like cross country or hare and hound but it’s actually motocross in the rain and mud at Mission. #082
March 14th, 2004 — Ian Tindal jumping during a very muddy motocross practice at Agassiz. #150
May 8th, 2011 — Another mud race at Mission Raceway. #002
April 12th, 2009 — Lee Coutts (523) provides a graphic example of why it’s a good idea to get the holeshot at Mission Raceway when it rains. #523
April 12th, 2009 — We all know what the next picture in this sequence will be, don’t we? A very muddy day at Mission Raceway last April. #445
March 7th, 2009 — This stretch of the Bent Spoke Hare Scramble at Herrling Island in known as the highway and for expert riders it was, kind of, but not for everyone else.
March 3rd, 2007 — The check point is so near yet so far away and the only positive being that there are people near by to help pull your stuck bike out from the rut. The Bent Spoke Hare Scramble at Herrling Island, where else. #019
March 16th, 2003 — The Quick Shift Hare Scramble at Herrling Island in a notorious mud bath. In 2003 there was no sure line for the slow or tentative. Full throttle, down the middle, eyes closed, worked as well as riding along the edges.