MOTOGIRLFAST THOUGHTS FROM JESSICA LEE
Thursday October 1st, 2009
What We Do During The Hot Summer OfftimeWhen it’s ninety degrees and super humid, getting on your motocross bike to ride is the last thing on your mind. Although training down here in the Florida heat can make you an overall stronger rider, we all know very well the risk involved with getting too hot. During the long summer days when it feels like an oven outside and it rains every evening, us motocross riders take a break from the whoops and switch to the wake.
Wakeboarding has become an international phenomenon in the water-sports world and is beginning to take over the racing world as many of today’s top riders wakeboard during the offseason. Wakeboarding takes incredible both upper and lower body strength which ties right in with motocross. As you probably have realized by now, once you become a member of the extreme sports world you get hooked, so many companies like Red Bull, Rockstar and Mastercraft Boats are sponsoring riders from both sports because they too realize that the two fit right along together.
I am lucky enough to live on a beautiful lake in one of the top wakeboard areas. During the super exhausting summer days, we all leave the bikes in the garage and head down to the boat. During the month I got a chance to head out to the Surf Expo and the 2009 Wake Worlds Tournament. The Surf Expo is just like the motorcycle industries' Dealer Show in Indy but for the water sports world. I found myself in paradise because I was surrounded by beach inspired art, newest surfboards/wakeboards, clothing, ocean jewelry, skateboards and some very awesome people; all of which, were huge fans of motocross.
The weekend after that, was the Wake Worlds which was the final championship stop for the pro wakeboard tour. All of the best riders were in town including Andrew Adkison, Rusty Mallinsoki, Harley Clifford and Shane Bonifay. Not competing but there to cheer on his brother was also Parks Bonifay who had his own special event put on by Red Bull to premier “Parks Bonifay, the Documentary” the weekend of the Surf Expo. These riders and more competed for the coveted “King Of Wake” title. Also competing during the weekend were a very impressive group of women competing for the “Queen Of Wake” title. It was so great to see women heavily competing in wakeboarding because just like motocross it is an extreme sport lead by men.
The always gutsy, men did an outstanding job at showing off brand new tricks and showcasing their competitive sides but the women who competed really impressed me. I know how hard it is to try to compete in a dangerous sport full of men and how nerve racking it is to actually get out there and show what you’ve got. All of these women and girls got out there like it was natural to them. Almost every rider I talked to including Zane Schwenk said that at some point in their lives they raced motocross!
If you race motocross, I know you will love wakeboarding if you don’t already! If you don’t have a boat, there are water sports parks all over the country that use a cable system to pull boarders or skiers around the water. I guarantee you will have fun, so check it out!
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Sunday June 15th, 2008
My New Arai HelmetBones can be broken and healed; wounds can be stitched and bruises will fade but a brain injury will never leave you the same. Anyone who has ever had a bad concussion will tell you that it never quite heals 100%. In motorcycle racing one of the most common injuries along with broken bones is concussion. Speaking from experience, you most definitely want to have a great helmet to protect your noggin from getting hit too hard because even mild concussions add up.
As you may recall reading my story in February of 2007 when I experienced my first concussion; it was not only caused by a hard impact but also by a cheap helmet. In today’s growing motorcycle market many people are buying helmets with an awesome paint job or buying them because of low prices not realizing that the helmet might not do its job; to protect you’re most important body part.
A few months ago at the dealer convention in Indianapolis, my teammate Brent Kasemeyer and myself were convinced that Arai made the best helmets out there. We saw the proof with helmets sent in by thankful customers who experienced life threatening crashes while wearing an Arai. For these customers, the reason they are alive is because of the quality and protection of an Arai. When the people at Arai heard about my brain injury they wanted me to be in one of their helmets and thanks to a few insiders we know, Brent and I were each sent helmets for our new season. My helmet which is the Josh Hayes replica is called the “Jolly Roger”. When I got the helmet I was amazed at the quality and time that went into making the helmet. It’s hand painted and fits perfectly. It’s the most comfortable helmet I’ve worn. So far, I haven’t gotten the chance to ride with it at a track but just riding around with it on feels great. The helmet is lightweight but feels safe. I’ve worn HJC, Troy Lee Designs, KBC, Fox Racing and Shark helmets but I have to admit, so far I’m loving the Arai the best. It may be one of the most expensive helmets but its more than worth it. You're neck and brain are the two of the most important body parts; you can't put a price on them.
Also at the convention, Silvio Giorgetti from the Italian company Ariete hooked me up with what I believe are the best goggles. Each year at the convention he has been very gracious and has given me a pair of goggles with lenses. The goggles look great with my new helmet and are my favorite color; hot pink!
In a few days I will be out on the track training with my new helmet and goggles. Be sure to check back for a full review of both of our helmets!
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Tuesday April 8th, 2008
Life of a Highschool Racer- Why your kids should rideIn highschool, youve got the preps, jocks, nerds, the party girls, the emo kid, goth girl in the corner and who knows what else. You know what kind of people Im talking about. Everyone knows that the football player is the jock or any other sports player at school but what is the motocross kid? See, this is something that never fails to amaze me. Most of us racers hate school and would rather spend 24/7 riding (nothing wrong with that) and are never in class but somehow we manage to become the topic of conversation. Yet, we still arent labeled. Someone asked me the other day well what are you? I looked at them with a puzzled face because why would I want to be labeled?
Ive walked through school hearing oh look thats that dirtbike girl or wow I heard shes pretty cool and rides fast by people who do not even know a thing about dirtbikes. You become a legend around youre school when you do something like MX. I think it will always be the baddest sport on the face of the earth.
Being a racer during highschool is a blessing and a curse because at times you forget that term paper that was due or use the old my dog ate my homework kind of excuse because you just had to ride that night. Ive been there and know how that feels. What is it that makes us put what we should do last and bring motocross to the front of the line? Is it just because we love to ride or do we actually believe that its more important than getting an A? Luckily, my dad grew up racing so he knows exactly how I feel at times. Hes let some things slip and has taken me out of school early to go practice because I had a race coming up that weekend. Nowadays, Ive switched from going to a normal highschool to a performing arts school that is for students who have a career. I have a college like schedule where I go to classes 4 days a week for a few hours.The rest of the time I spend training and racing. Bet youre jealous huh?
Most MX kids are home-schooled or try to get thru regular classes with that urge to ride everyday. We dont really feel the need to go to every party, prom, homecoming or whatever else. Im pretty sure I can speak for most racers when I say this, honestly wed rather ride or hang with our riding buddies. My prom is this weekend which Im excited about but at the same time I know it will be weird because although I do have a lot of friends at school they arent really the people I would normally hang out with. So, Im going with my riding buddies!
Motocross seriously isnt just a hobby its a truly is way of life. Anyone who races knows what Im talking about. Its kept me from doing things that I would regret like drugs or alcohol or going to huge parties every weekend. Yes, my friends and I can be reckless or crazy but we would never do anything to get in serious trouble. We all know that trouble means no riding. That would be worse than not fitting in because we didnt go a party. So parents, if your kids are the least bit interested in riding I would highly suggest you get them into it. The pros out way the cons by a long ways. It may be dangerous but pain only hurts for a little while and memories last a lifetime.
I can promise you that it will be one of the best things your kids have ever done. This is coming from a girl who has gained self confidence and friends that will last a lifetime through the great sport of motocross. With all of this said, take your kids out to some trails or a track and see how they like it. I mean, you love it dont you?
Here are some pictures of some of the great times I've had with the friends that will last forever; my motocross buddies.
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Monday November 26th, 2007
Gear That Will Outlast Even The Toughest Of Riders
Life is oh so tough being a motocross diva in a world of sweaty ugly guys but Fly Racing makes it so much easier. With their 2008 Womens gear line up you can show off your stylish but tough racer chick attitude. Flys gear is bright, comfortable, and fits perfectly. It also has a few things that make it different from any other. Seeing Flys gear was love at first site.
Fly Racing is a fairly young gear company but they are steadily making waves and putting hits on big names like Fox Racing or Troy Lee Designs. Infact, one of Flys designers came from TLD. Ive never really taken a look at Fly gear but after visiting their headquarters in Boise, Idaho and seeing just how cool this stuff really is, I knew I had to try it out.
Fly didnt have a womens line until now. With Fox, Thor, and Answer all ahead of them some might think it would be hard to jump right in but not for this company. Fly realized that women riders are definitely not like the guys. We like to show femininity and style in everything we do. Plus we want it to fit right and want our gear to be as safe as possible.
Down here in Florida its perfect riding weather. So, I went riding yesterday wearing Fly Gear instead of my normal Fox Racing jersey, pants, and gloves. As soon as I slipped the pants on I knew there was something different about it. It actually fit perfectly, and thats a surprise because Im petite (5 ft. and 90 lbs). The pants werent too long or baggy. I also liked that they had a zipper and button in the front opposed to some of the other waist closures. Not only that but I had plenty of movement in them. As far as the jersey goes, it was the most comfortable yet tough jersey Ive ever worn. Even Flys gloves fit my small hands great comfortably and were tough. Fly Racing's womens gear comes in either pink or blue.
I like to ride hard so gear that is tough means a lot and after riding through about 12 miles of whoops going as fast as I could the gear held up! Ive worn other gear that starts to wear out around the knees when you grip the bike with your legs. Thats not good but Flys gear held up through it all. In total yesterday I rode about 20 to 25 miles at full speed. The gear kept me cool and allowed a lot of movement. The gloves didnt tear or cause me to have blisters. From now on, I think I will only be wearing Fly Racing. Im definitely convinced that they have some of the best gear out there. Lets just say the gear held up even though I didnt!
(As you can see the gear held up...but I didnt)
Hopefully, youre convinced now too because trust me on this ladies, youll love this gear. Itll add a little pizzazz to your riding style and may cause you to get a few looks while you fly by! You can easily purchase Fly Gear from you're local bike shop that works with Western Powersports or you can go online to flyracing.com for more info!
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Thursday October 4th, 2007
DMC'S Moto Trainer Lap Timer-Product ReviewAs racers we all have the same question Did I have the fastest lap time or was that one faster than the last? Breaking our own record lap time is a huge goal for all of us. Over the years weve seen the complicated MyChron Light TG Lap Timer, the LSP MX Timer, and the Victory Lap timer. Although I havent personally used any of these, I have heard that they are too big, too complicated, or just arent right for MX in some way. The fix for this? The Moto Trainer Lap Timer from DMC Sports.
The Moto Trainer Lap Timer is one of the greatest little must haves for a racer. It is mounted on the left side of your handle bars with a velcro strip. Since the device is lightweight (about an ounce) the velcro is plenty to hold it tight. Although, on the smaller bikes like my CRF50F pit bike, it came a loose a few times. On my CR150F race bike it did just fine and the location was perfect.
The Moto Trainer is super easy to use and water proof (a big deal here in Florida!). Not only that but it has a 100 lap memory, can be used for starts, displays your total riding time, and also calculates your slowest/fastest times. The Moto Trainer is sold for just under $50 but in my opinion probably could be sold for a little less. Dont get me wrong, I would suggest this product to any of my friends but a few changes might not hurt. Although this product is durable, making it even more so would make the timer a little bit more appealing. Also, When I was trying to beat the clock, it was hard to read the small screen while jumping or going over rhythm sections. Having a slightly larger screen would definitely help a lot.
My overall experience using the lap timer was great. It helped me improve because I would see my lap times go from 1:13 to 1:12, and lower. Trying to beat the clock gives you an adrenaline rush and is a personal motivator. The Moto Trainer Lap Timer is especially great for those days when you just want to ride by yourself or dont have any help at the track because you dont need anyone with a pitboard and handheld timer. So, if youre looking for a fairly cheap, quick, and great lap timer then check out DMCs Moto Trainer Lap Timer!
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Wednesday June 27th, 2007
A few unreal days- dreams do come true.Finally, I can take a sigh of relief; the 2007 FLMX Magazine Mini Moto Series is over. Best of all, I can say with a huge smile on my face that I am the Womens Open Champion! There has been a lot going on since the last time I wrote something. In these past few weeks I have gotten 3 new sponsors, won a series, dislocated my shoulder, and have had time to even continue taking classes over the summer. To say the least, my life has been busy!
Last time I wrote I had just won a couple races with a messed up shoulder. Well, my shoulder had 2 weeks to heal before the final series race. Like most stubborn injuries, it didnt heal and my doctor thought I was crazy to race with it but I had to. So, on June 24th we jumped in the truck at about 5 AM and drove down to Clearwater, FL to race at Sunshine MX Park. Racing while tired, hot, and in pain is not fun but I managed to deal with it. At the end of the day I got 2nd place but won the overall championship which matters most! Now, I wouldnt have raced the finals without a shoulder brace made especially for dislocated shoulders or shoulders with rotator cuff problems (I have both) made by EVS. The brace pushes youre shoulder back into the socket and helps to hold youre rotator cuff together. All I want to say is thank you EVS because although my shoulder did hurt the brace really helped! If you ever have the same problem, the brace is a great investment and runs about $40-$50.
Another exciting thing that has happened is a dream of mine. I just got 3 new sponsors. ASV Inventions, Girls Learn to Ride (GLTR) and Fuel Clothing. ASV makes all kinds of really trick levers and that sort of thing. GLTR is a company that travels all over the country teaching girls to ride dirtbikes, skate, surf, and a few other things. Fuel Clothing is a company that makes awesome clothing in accessories for that appeal to surfers and racers. So cool right? I got into racing trying my hardest and hoping to get ok results but I never would have thought I would be getting some cool sponsors or winning a series! The past few days have been unreal. I know its just an amateur series it still means a lot to me. My confidence definitely shot up! Thanks to my coach Chris Kasavage and my father, my dream of racing has come true.
Tomorrow I am heading out to the doctor to do a couple tests. I think I am going to have an MRI and something else that honestly, Ive never heard of! All I know is that it is called an MRA; kind of freaks me out. My doctor said that right now he knows that my shoulder was dislocated and is most likely torn someplace. So, I will see if surgery or physical therapy will be in my future.
Right now, Im still smiling from winning my first title. I really hope that all of you, who have thought about racing, just go out and try it. Yep, race day is super stressful and nerve-racking but it is all worth in the end. Just trust me on that one!
Here are a few awesome pictures from the event taken by JGP Photography.
James G. Paul is a wonderful photographer who can be seen at a lot of local races. The link to his website is www.jgphotography.smugmug.com!
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Saturday June 16th, 2007
"If you win through bad sportsmanship, that's no real victory." - Babe Didrikson ZahariasI havent been actually racing for that long but I have been around racing and racers since before I could walk. I remember sitting on Troy Bayliss lap when I was about 5 years old discussing important race information (or so I thought it was important) and helping out with my dads road race team when I was around 10 .
Theres one thing I cannot stand; a dishonest person. Even worse is a dishonest athlete. Thank goodness that in our world of motorcycle racing we can boast that there are not too many cheaters, liars or fakes. Everyone understands all of the hard hours of of work and sweat put into each race. We all line up on the starting gate or grid and hope for one thing; the incredible feeling of winning and the checkered flag. We all work so hard for that one opportune moment to win that you wouldnt think that someone would ever try to spoil the fun, right?
Another thing I have learned from from being around racers so long is that a racer is one of the toughest people you will ever meet. True racers have this amazing ability to block out pain to compete and not just slide by, but make top 10 finishes with broken bones! Roadracers are especially known for this. For example, Nicky Hayden won the MotoGP Title last season with a badly messed up shoulder, Roger Hayden raced with a broken hand last year and if Im not mistaken, Mat Mladin raced in Australia with a broken back. Even just walking in these conditions seems hard to any normally sane person but to a racer it is all part of life. Motocross riders also race while broken but not as much mainly because there are more areas on a motocross track where a hard impact or drop could happen. Although, this year at Anaheim 1 Chad Reed raced with a broken shoulder.
I had my own racing while injured moment this weekend when I had to finish 2 practice motos, a qualifying, and a main event all with a shoulder that could barely hold itself together. Before and after my races I had my arm in a sling and ice on the shoulder. About a year and a half ago I dislocated my left shoulder and injured my rotator cuff. I was born with my whole left side of my body a little bit smaller than the right. This makes the left more prone to injury because the muscles are not as strong. A few weeks ago I felt my shoulder pop again and knew that I would have to get through a week of practicing and racing. Long story short, I was in incredible pain but somehow by focusing I got through my race weekend and won! My doctor says that he thinks I tore my rotator cuff and it is now slightly dislocated so we will be able to tell for sure after I have a MRA and a MRI on Tuesday.
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Wednesday May 30th, 2007
Help needed, any ideas?Hey everyone!
Last week, my motocross bike would not start. It is electric start so at first we thought it was just the battery so we charged it and when we got to the track my bike still wouldn't start. We figured the battery didn't hold the charge and ended up hooking jumper cables up to my bike from the truck. Finally, it had enough power to start up one time. Then this weekend we had the same problem out at this place called Croom Motorcycle Park. We hooked the jumper cables up, started it and then took off. The idiot that I am, I fell over out in the middle of the woods about 2 miles from the truck! My dad had to come pull me back and that was the end of the day unfortunatly.
Now though, we have a huge problem. I have a race this Sunday, June 3rd and I need a new starter. I ordered one from the local Honda shop and it is back ordered.
My bike is a 2006 Honda CRF 150F.
Please, if you know of a company I can order one from or anywhere to get one please let me know!
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Tuesday May 22nd, 2007
Dedication, Passion, and Drive...That's racing!I love watching a racer who gives 100% each time they grab hold of the handlebars and twists a throttle. Motorcycle racing takes dedication, dedication, and dedication. In order to be the best you have to train like a champion; you have to spend days on end at the track testing your limits and expanding your skill level. Most racers who are on their A game all of the time have spent many hours each week preparing for every event. We all know that even if you spent everyday of your life training, come race day you still might make mistakes.
That is exactly what happens to every single rider but the difference between a great rider and an ok rider is that when the great rider crashes he/she will get right back up and fight for a podium spot. That right there will prove who is emotionally and physically dedicated. I had to say something about this because it has always amazed me how a rider who is passionate about the sport will race even while injured! Actually, thats perfectly normal in our sport and thats just another way dedication shows through.
This past Saturday I raced at one of our local tracks. The race was part of the FL MX Magazine Moto-X series. Although it is just amateur motocross the many hours each racer puts into their bikes, practicing, and preparing their gear is displayed through clean dirt bikes (oxymoron?), perfectly organized gear, confident riding styles and smiling parents. Even after practicing for a while a rider will still have pre-race jitters and that can also cause mess ups during the event. That is what happened to me, I had been training at this one track week after week but for some reason I was so nervous. When I lined up on the starting line for the first moto there were angry butterflies in my stomach; huge angry butterflies. It is super hard to explain the feeling of being on the starting line. Sitting on your bike and seeing the 30 second board go up is a crazy feeling. Its all about being nervous but super excited and the rush of adrenaline when the gate drops is something that only a racer can understand.
Being nervous is normal but Ive learned it definitely isnt the best thing because when youre nervous, you start having weird thoughts. Thoughts about crashing or getting hurt run through youre head. On Saturday I let my nerves basically control me and I ended up having one of the most embarrassing starts! I did a huge wheelie then my left hand came off the handlebars, and it threw me on the ground. I hit a guy next to me and took him out but thankfully my bike was still running, I got back up and won the moto! I really do not know what was going through my mind that made me rev my bike too much. After the race I was super embarrassed but was also laughing like crazy. I told my friends I should have got back up and threw my hands in the air and said tah-da welcome to the show but oh well Im glad I made it somewhat interesting. I came home that night with the hardware (trophy) and a pretty sweet bruise on my arm. As of now I am 2nd in the series points so wish me luck!
Racing motocross has given me a lot of confidence and pride. I know Im part of something very cool and I have goals for myself. It makes me strive to do my best in everything. It is kind of funny but through racing I have figured out what Im made of. I know, I know you probably dont want to hear all this mushy kind of talk but hey its the truth! For example both my big crash in January and then my hilarious crash on Saturday made me push myself to get back up. It reminds me of the song Stand by Rascal Flatts. Listen to the lyrics of that song and it will definitely remind you of how racing goes.
Well, besides motocross I am so excited about MotoGP this season. I wonder if Nicky Hayden can keep the crown or what if Casey Stoner grabs it? He has been super fast. The Ducatis are doing great at pulling out of the straight aways and in a few races Valentino Rossi has had trouble catching up to Stoner! In the AMA I am amazed at how many red flags there has been in the supersport class this season;pretty crazy!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my thoughts this week. It is finally summer and my parents just bought a new 2 seater turbo charged Honda jet ski. I have been practically sleeping on that thing! So, Im going to go ride it then eat dinner and tonight the new season of my favorite show Rob and Big on MTV starts tonight! It is hilarious if you get a chance, watch it! I garuntee you will laugh! =)
Ride like there's no tomorrow.
P.S- Here are some pictures I found from my friends and I in CA for my birthday a little while ago for the Anaheim 1 supercross, and a few others I thought were pretty cool!
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Tuesday April 17th, 2007
Bikes, Bikes, and more Bikes! My life the past few months.Guess what, I won my first race back from being out injured for 3 months! I am so happy to finally be back on a bike. My friends say Im crazy to be racing again after getting a bad concussion, memory loss, and a broken wrist but if you love something than you will never quit. At least, thats what I believe anyways. Besides winning the race there are a few other things I have been thinking about lately.
In Florida we have a no helmet law which means you dont have to wear a helmet if you dont want to. I think it is pretty silly because I cant imagine hitting the pavement at 50 mph without a helmet but then again the state isnt responsible for you. I know of a local guy who rode around a parking lot at 10 mph, did a wheelie, and hit a curb with his head. He died that day in the hospital after being airlifted from the scene. If he didnt die I dont even want to imagine his headache the next day. With my little jumping accident I was wearing a Troy Lee Designs Helmet which I later learned was not the best out there. Although it was more than 300 dollars, I paid for the paint job not the safety. With my concussion, I lost my memory for 2 days, got knocked out, and didnt even know who I was! All I remember is getting out of bed a day or two after it happened feeling like someone had put an axe in my brain. I could not keep anything down for about 3 days, I couldnt ride in a car for 2 months without taking prescription strength motion sickness pills, and I am still not myself. My reaction times are still slower than normal, and I cant remember some things. People do not realize just how bad life is with a brain injury. After 3 months, I still have trouble trying to concentrate on one thing for a while without getting a headache, I still want to fall asleep at 3:00 in the afternoon and I cannot eat as much as I used to. The really weird thing is since the concussion I have been burping more than normal! Ok, so everyone burps like a little kid sometimes but I seemed to have a problem controlling it now! How embarrassing right! My dad was saying how a friend of his had the same exact problem after a bad concussion and it went away after a while. Your brain really does control everything and it is really odd what happens when it gets messed up. As a high school student, I have a lot of hectic work to do and ever since the concussion it has been so much harder for me to get it done. I even have trouble on tests because it is hard for me to focus and remember the information. From firsthand experience my advice to you would be always wear a good helmet and try to avoid concussions!
On a happier note, during these past few months I have done more than riding and crashing. I went with my parents and a few guys from their company up to the Dealer Show in Indianapolis, Indiana where I worked the Techmounts booth. I got to see so many new riding goodies! In March I also went with some friends to the Daytona Supercross and 200. This year my friend Josh Day was racing the 200 and got 9th place which is very good for a young privateer! So, congratulations again to Josh!
While I was in Indy, I made friends with the people from Ariete an Italian company that makes grips and goggles. They actually gave me two pairs of goggles and new lenses as a gift! Grazie! So, far I would definitely recommend their goggles. They are especially great for women because they are smaller, lighter, and come in cool colors (even a glamorous sparkly design). Best of all, they are tough! The super cool people that make the Shock Spot R also gave me one of their very smart indicators that tells you if your helmet has a had a impact strong enough to consider buying a new helmet. I have not put it on my new helmet just yet but I will very soon. Speaking of helmets, my new helmet is a Shark brand. I first heard about these helmets when I was at Road Atlanta the year that Miguel Duhamel had just switched from Shoei to Shark. Shark Helmets have a European safety rating which is higher than in the USA and they have a special inside that allows the helmet to take more of a shock than your brain in an accident. So far, I love the helmet. I have not worn it very much since buying it last month but it is very comfortable and light.
Well, hope you like the little update on what I have been up to! Pretty soon I will let you all know more about the Shock Spot and Shark Helmets! Now I am off to finish some homework and get my gear together to go to motocross practice. So, now get off your toosh and ride!
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Jessica "Motogirl" Lee is a 28 year old motocross racer and journalist. Born into a family of motorcycle enthusiasts and industry insiders, she has been riding and nurturing a passion for motorcycles from the age of four.
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