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.
Circa 1990 — One of the things I liked about motocross riders is that they do what they have to do to race. No pickup truck or trailer to carry the bike to the track then strap it to the top of dad’s old station wagon. So what if the roof gets dented it’s just a car, an appliance for getting somewhere. An unknown rider at Duncan motocross track.
April 1985 — When a rider was crawling around on his hands and knees looking for his bike after a crash you know the landing had been hard. Luckily in the days before insurance companies became very nervous there were lots of spectators and riders lining the track to help. #053, #084
April 1985 — As I said in a previous post, the sand whoops at the old Mission track were nasty, and berms when you found them, were soft and in the wrong place, so fallen riders had to be taken advantage of whenever possible. #053, #241, #230
April 1985 — The sand whoops at the old Mission track were nasty and this rider knows this crash is going to hurt especially since the guy beside him is already lining him up for use as a berm. See the picture below. #053, #241