There's something about riding with family that's special but when you get to pass it on to your kids, that stoke goes to a whole another level. Check out Tim's interview below!
How long have you been riding and what are all the sports you do?
I have been riding dirt bikes since I was 4 and racing since I was about 10, took a little time away in my mid twenties and now back at it and loving it more then ever racing in the 30+ Vet expert class.
I also race mountain bikes in the summer doing cross country events as cross training for motocross.
How important is hydration to your activities and training?
Hydration and nutrition are the two most important things for me with everything I do, but hydration is number one. I've tried many "sports drinks", hydration mixes and cocktail concoctions of electrolytes, vitamins, sports drinks and other stuff all mixed together to stay hydrated in long grand prix or desert races over the years and I have found that HDX MIX and good old H2O is the perfect combination, not just on race day or training days but keeping hydrated everyday.
What got you into riding?
My Dad, for our family two wheels has always been a way of life. My Dad raced flat track, desert, scrambles, and motocross since the 50's and still rides at 81 years old. Both of my older brothers ride and race and now my nephew and my two boys are riding too. It's a true passion and something that brings us all together with our busy schedules.
Do you still like competing and if so, how often do you compete and what events?
I love competing, it motivates me to push and challenge myself daily when I'm training and when I'm racing on the weekend. I love being the "underdog", it makes me push even harder. This year I sold my YZF450 and bought a YZ125 with a 144 big bore kit just for fun, it's a lot of work, but such an awesome feeling running with the big bikes and beating them on the little bike.
Since I got back into racing last year I've been racing with the CALVMX club in the modern bike class, and Day in the Dirt. For mountain bikes I've been racing the local Over the Hump series during the summer time the last few years. I try to race at least once a month and practice a few times a month at the local tracks and mountain bike 4-5 days a week.
What is it like to go ride with your boys?
It's the greatest feeling ever! Seeing the smiles and enjoyment they have riding is the greatest feeling. I love getting on the mini bike and follow them around and watch them improve every time on the bike. My oldest son, Ryder started racing this year at age 9 in the junior beginner class at the CALVMX races with me and every time on the way home he asks when the next race is. My youngest, Dash, is finally off the training wheels at age 4 and already has his sights on trying to beat his big brother.
What keeps you busy during the week?
I've started my own custom metal fabrication business this year, Viking Metal Craft. Its been a big learning curve starting a new business venture and keeps me really busy, along with spending time with the family, prepping the bikes at night and going riding and camping as much as we can along with being the Cub Master for the boys Cub Scout Pack. Sleep is over rated in my opinion....
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