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Overcoming mental blocks and keeping positive through setbacks.
Favorite BMX Tracks:
Most memorable race: My most memorable race must be the 2010 World Champs in Pietermaritzburg. I had only started racing BMX about 2 or 3 months prior to the event and it was the moment when I realized what BMX racing is all about. I was extremely scared but it gave me the rush that I have now fallen in love with.
What I least like about BMX Racing: The crashing is a definite downfall.
Why I enjoy Racing BMX: I enjoy racing because I love getting the feeling of floating over jumps. When you get a super smooth lap it makes you feel invincible and seeing all of my hard work paying off makes victory priceless.
How I got started Racing BMX: I went to watch a race at Giba Gorge, took one look and new I wanted to try it and after trying it I could not get enough of it.
What do you do when you are not riding: It is seldom that I am not riding or training but in my free time I usually do my school work or I play other sports
Suggestions for anyone starting Racing BMX: Just go for it and have fun! Start off slow and then build up your speed and skills. It is also important not to let your crashes bring you down. They are there for you to learn from. Set yourself goals with a time limit. It will help you keep on track and focused on what you want to achieve.
|Frame:||2013 GT Speed Series|
|Grips||ODI Lock on|
|Brake Lever:||Shimano DXR|
|Rear Brake:||Shimano DXR|
|Cranks:||Crupi Rhythym Pro|
|Bottom Bracket:||Chris King|
MAIA Testing the New SX BMX Hill at Giba
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