By: Adrian Arvizu
Most kids today like to play video games, watch TV, stay inside or do common activities with other kids. A while ago while driving down a neighborhood I saw, what looked like dirt bike rider’s, in this deserted property near Montana Vista, Far East of El Paso, Tx. I came to realize these kids were picking up speed and turning in loose dirt at amazing speeds, lifting dirt up in the sky, carving dirt trails. Three kids coming from one family, Yeissen(16), Yassim(15), Yossem Rubalcava(12), tell me about experiences from what they been through, been in the sport since they were little kids.
Motocross is a form of motorcycle sport or all-terrain vehicle racing held on enclosed off road circuits, “many kids have been involved in this sports for years, many parents would not allow their kids to participate in such sports due to their jumps, speeds and of course danger on the track”, states Yeissen the oldest of his family, but not only boys are allowed to ride either, in this sport little girls up to grown up women ride as well. These three brother’s also have their youngest sister riding as well, Yiosselyne Rubalcava(6); youngest from this young family is also not afraid to go up those steep hills, through loop sections. To many kids this is a adrenaline pumping sport, it keeps them addicted to the speeds and turns, but they are also regular kids, they play video games, go to school, but in the end what they love the most is Motocross, they live it, dream it, and just like any Big Enthusiast who once was a kid.
Adrian Rodriguez (13) has been active in motorcross for the past few years and has raced in some big events as well as local races. During these local races up to 15-20 other kids race as well, when they compete in nationals up to 42 racers can be in the same category, many faster than others but as most kids state this sport is not to be feared, you give it your all and hope you don’t fall, but in the end whether you win or lose your still standing to go at it next weekend. Many of these young boys travel the country, even some go to other countries just to compete and try new challenges. Some learn new ways to from foreign countries or watch some of their competitors ride to see if they can adapt some new skill. Some do adapt keep themselves at a challenge others keep searching for harder opponents to try and become the best. Most kids don’t have a sponsor, just their hardworking parent who supports this sport. To many kids, teenagers, and adults, it’s never too late to try and get into this sport, there’s plenty categories all at a different ages. If interested in this active adrenaline sport visit your local motorcycle dealers.