The older we get the more we notice how it’s more of the little things in life that mean the most to us. There’s something which has been in my life since I was 4 and was a enormous expense to my parents, but additionally, it has meant the world to me. Motocross is one of the biggest parts of my life and something I will continue to do until I possibly cannot and will pass it down to my children one day. But now I am old and have taken over the financial side of the game I realize how expensive it is for such a game.
There’s always going to be a”negative” to anything that we do in life. With motocross, it is apparently a really steep money mountain to climb. For starters, there’s the bicycles that you ride, protective equipment, as well as the parts for the bike that will cost anywhere from 5 thousand dollars as a young kid to 15 thousand when you have the larger bikes. Along with those costs you’ll also be paying for the gas to travel to the races, the fees to enter the races, and hotel or camper fees if you have a camper. As the bad side goes for a game that’s the financial side of motocross. These costs accumulate over years of getting new bikes, equipment, and parts.
Though there’s an important negative side to motocross, I must say the terrific portion of motocross is that the parts big and little in life it will give you. This sport has been a huge part of my life and will be for the rest of it. Motocross is the part of me that will always bring out the adrenaline junkie and the little child that is trying to fly and be just like he imagines the superstars are. Motocross has given me the feeling of flying and the crushing sensation of being pushed into the earth at a high rate of speed. These feelings good and bad are something I would never trade for anything. There’s nothing more freeing being out on your bike whether it be on a track, trails, or just out in the middle of some open field and being able to go where you want or as quickly as you want. The feeling that you feel as you fly 50 feet off the floor and for a 150-foot space is like nothing else. It is almost as if I’ve motocross running through my veins and I just feel this good and clear when I am on my dirt bike. There’s always the big feelings of winning races or championships but these feelings that come over you once you ride mean the most to me.
Another rewarding aspect to the sport is getting to see little kids grow and love the game as much as I did growing up. It’s always so nice to be able to help the younger generation improve by giving them tips or helping them overcome their fears. Motocross has a special way of connecting all your loved ones and friends. Not only does your family grow closer, but with this game you can become closer with everybody in the motocross community as you travel, ride, and compete with them. Motocross is something that brings everything out of you and lets you grow as an individual and that is worth every penny to me.