Hi there! My name is Kyle and I have a passion for motocross training. My main goal is to help you become the best that you can be in the sport of motocross and get you where you want to be in your racing career! Before we get get started, there are a few things you may need to know about me.
- I believe that everyone has something to improve, no matter where they’re at.
- I believe your mind will take you further than you think.
- I broke my neck at 18
- I have nerve damage in my left shoulder, but fortunately I’m still alive.
Those are just a few things in a long list of things about me, so how about we get this thing started?
Wait, Wait, Wait! You’re probably thinking that I can’t just gloss over those details! Right?
If you really want to know, I’ll have to go back to the beginning… Or at least kinda close!
A Little About Where I Started
Growing up it was my dream to race dirt bikes professionally. I would beg my parents every day for a dirt bike and hope they would get me one. At the time, I wasn’t old enough to understand the law of 10,000 hours or the sooner you start racing the better. But the fact of the matter was, I wasn’t old enough to buy my own dirt bike.
On Christmas day, at the ripe age of 8 years old, my parents finally bought me a dirt bike. I was ecstatic! I got right to work training to go pro. Ok… That might be a slight exaggeration considering I was 8 and had no idea what it took to go pro! Not to mention I couldn’t even handle the clutch being it was my first time and all! Regardless, I kept with it because I still wanted to become a professional and I enjoyed riding! I hope you have that love for the sport like I do!
Ok, enough of the back story… Fast forward a few years…
Ok, here’s where things get interesting. I was getting better and better week in and week out. Moving up through the classes and winning local series titles. Nothing spectacular, but the point is that I was on top of the world. I felt like all the hard work that I was putting in was finally paying off and my dream of racing professionally would soon come true!
In October of 2008, my family and I drove down to race in the Dodge Amateur Nationals at Hangtown in Sacramento CA. Once again I was on top of the world. I had just finished up with a two week training program in Riverside CA, and could not be stopped.
That’s when fate stepped in… We brought two bikes that day, my CRF250 that was completely dialed in to my specs and my dad’s CRF450 that I felt comfortable on, but some things were off that shouldn’t have been. I entered in two classes 250 Mod and 450 stock.
On the first day, in the very first race (450 stock), I lined up at the gate. I had done my mental preparation. Physically, I was in the best shape of my life. In my mind I knew I was going to do great!
When Things Got Nasty
Gate dropped. I got a second place start into a left turn and we head up the hill. Sweeping left turn and back down the hill. On the way back down the hill I got hit from behind. Sent me straight into the ground and knocked me unconscious.
Everything from here on out for about a week I have pieced together, or have been told what happened…
While unconscious, I would have been fine. EXCEPT, I was run over in between my neck brace and my helmet. You should see my helmet! It’s completely blown out in the back from the sprocket… Anyway, long story short, the medics raced me to the hospital and I was incredibly lucky. The lead neurosurgeon for UC Davis was in town for a conference and was called in to my surgery.
Turns out I broke C2 (same injury as Christopher Reeve). Thankfully without any spinal cord damage! Once again, I was incredibly lucky to have the surgeon that I did! The surgeon fused it from C1 (base of my skull) to C3 with two pins and four screws and some bone growing material. Good as new! Almost! ha
Because of the extent of the damage, I suffered nerve damage in my left arm. I couldn’t move my arm let alone feel anything. Over time though I have regained feeling in most of my arm and fingers as well as mobility. I am now able to get back into training and putting muscle back on my left arm. Side note… Because of the nerve damage in my left arm, those muscles atrophied and it was a major struggle to regain that strength. It will continually be a struggle, BUT I will never quit!
Which leads me to my point! Whatever it is that you do, no matter the obstacles, if it’s what you truly want to do… NEVER give up.
Why I Chose Motocross Training
During my racing days, I was privileged enough to have some formal motocross training down in southern California. This was a big eye opener for me. I realized that what I was doing at home in the way of training paled in comparison to what I needed to be doing. It wasn’t until after my wreck that I realized; if I couldn’t race anymore, there are probably people who could minimize their “trial and error” attempts and benefit from the mistakes I’ve learned. Therefor I started My Motocross Training to help as many riders as I can bridge the immense gap between the amateur levels of racing to professional ranks.
My Goal For You
My goal is to help you achieve your goals and perform at higher levels! I will help provide you with motocross training and in return you will implement said training.
Best of Luck in your efforts & I look forward to working with you!