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Getting Started

Welcome to Getting Started in Motocross. This section will feature stories aimed at helping those that are brand new to the sport of Motocross. Undeniably the greatest, coolest and toughest sport on earth! We all know the nerves and anxiety that can come to us on that eventful DAY ONE so we hope this section helps as we welcome you to our sport. Feel free to email us anytime with questions or ideas for future stories here at Getting Started in Motocross.   To further give you an idea of what you can expect from Getting Started in Motocross here at mx775.com, I have provided below a submission that was taken from an actual email exchange I had with the parent of a future moto racer in the fall of 2014 who had emailed in some basic questions such as; where do I find race information? What do we do on day one? Etc.   “Hey Will - best route is to just keep an eye in the "message board" area at www.mx775.com for the most up to date upcoming race information /schedules -   As for getting started; first of all invest in good gear - critical critical -- don't cut corners here -- we...

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NMS holiday sale

If you still need some last-minute moto gifts, Nevada Motorcycle Specialties/Reno KTM has tons of them on sale through the end of 2014. Here's the scoop from the NMS team:BIG CHRISTMAS SALE AT THE SHOP TODAY (12/20/14) THROUGH NEW YEAR'S EVE! This will include BIG savings on POD Knee Braces, Neck Braces and lots of great stocking-stuffers starting at 95 cents!!! All key chains are now $3.99 and all lanyards are just $4.99 while supplies last! Click on the flyer below for the full list of deals.  ...

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Jim’s Photo of the Week: December 16, 2014

Chickadee might not look like a very interesting landscape to most people, but anyone with a moto background will have no trouble seeing the possibility that exists atop all those sandy mounds and rises. And the potential for fun goes up even higher after a little rainfall -- witness this Jim Huebner photo of Brian Bodden blasting a berm made of wet beach sand for just one example. To see more of Jim's recent work from Chickadee, just click on the pic.  ...

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The sound and the fury

Some of my best racing memories are from competing in a couple of Vintage Iron World Championships a few years back. I recall moments from these races fondly because they involved two highly compatible elements: the hills of Glen Helen and my 1983 Honda CR480R.Today, very few young riders have ridden an open-class two-stroke, and fewer still have ridden one of those bikes on a world-class circuit like Glen Helen. So I'm thankful to have had the pleasure of blasting up those towering hills aboard a type of machine that the powers-that-be in motocross long ago decided was just too potent.If you've not had this pleasure yourself, take a trip with Sean Collier as he rips around the Day in the Dirt course aboard a KX500. And if ever you make it to Glen Helen someday and someone offers you a few laps on a big two-stroke, don't hesitate to take them up on it. ...

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