April 29, 2009

MotoX Training Day

Last week I was producing an online video with mixed martial arts fighters in Sacramento, this week, I was in Charlotte, working with Asylum.com and No Fear Energy on a MotoX video at the Joe Gibbs Racing Training Facility. While there we met the NFL coach’s (Joe Gibbs) son Coy Gibbs along with Supercross and MotoX athletes Josh Grant and Cody Cooper.

Out on an impressive dirt track hidden in the farm lands, laid several dirt ramps and hills allowing the racers to go upwards of 30 feet in the air. One particular hill was so steep that they had to pull me up as I reached the tip of it so I wouldn’t start sliding down it in my Coach sneakers. As we stood on top of this particular jump, Cody Cooper flew right over us on his 220 pound motorcycle as if we were merely little ants on the ground below him. It was pretty intense, loud and dirty. I kept thinking of the Top Gun quote, “I feel the need, the need to speed.”

Asylum.com is putting together a really humorous and better quality video, but in the meantime here’s what I grabbed while sitting on the sidelines, but it should give you a good idea of what these racers can do when their just playing around:


3 comments

  1. Incredible. I think my liver would end up behind my eyeballs if I tried that.

    You should have asked to take a ride along. ;)

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  2. How fun!

    April

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  3. That's so cool! I can't wait to see the finished product. :)

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