Hi all, and welcome to our Ride Beyond Blog! My name is Sabrina, and I´m going to be the RBM team member behind the keyboard. The purpose of this blog is to provide our readers with tips and tricks for riding and working on their dirt bikes, insights on riding through the seasons, reviewing various products, highlighting racings news, and looking into local moto businesses. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am relatively new to the blogging world, so take it easy on me here. That being said, I would gladly welcome any and all types of feedback: tips, tricks, questions, improvements, suggestions. The purpose of this blog is to involve you—the moto community.
While you follow, if you’ve got any questions you want answered, any products you think should be reviewed, any riding stories you think should be told, or any local businesses or clubs that deserve a shoutout for their community involvement, please let us know! If you´re looking for how other people #RideBeyondMoto, check out Your Stories to see how your community members Ride Beyond.
Part of the reason RBM is taking the initiative to start this blog is to meet some rad people from around the world who live their lives to the fullest—with the help of a motorcycle. We know that motorcycles help you meet new people, find new places, and learn new things, and we want to help you reach your goals—whatever they may be.
Personally, I feel compelled to take on the blog project because I know what it´s like to have questions. My first experiences on a motorcycle started before I could walk. My family was a
family of outdoor adventurers, and dirt bike riding was a must. My dad started riding on a mini-bike when he was 5, and he taught my mom how to ride on a Kawasaki 85 when they met.
My two sisters and myself each started out in one of those kid carrier packs my mom wore while on her bike, and we then graduated to sitting on the gas tank of my dad’s bike. At about 3 years old, each of us graduated to a 90’s Yamaha PW 50.
My very first time on that PW included panic pinning right into the back of our trailer-apparently sitting on the gas tank doesn’t teach throttle control! I remember crying and adamantly refusing to get back on the bike, but my mom had none of that. Eight months pregnant with my younger sister, my mom walked outside, told me to get on the bike, and proceeded to sit on the seat behind me and ride around until I had the confidence to move forward. Because of that moment, I’ve been on a bike for the last twenty years.
My whole riding career, my dad was there to guide me when I had mechanical questions or when the bike wasn’t running quite right. He had been a mechanic up until he was 30 or so, and he’d been on a bike since he was 5 himself. But when I was 19, my dad died suddenly, and that left a lot of my questions unanswered. It was quite a humbling experience. All I
wanted to do in the days following my dad’s passing was to ride dirt bikes, but the knowledge I lacked was devastating.
So, I had questions, and it wasn’t always easy to find the answers. RBM and I hope to help with this. You’ll get insights from suspension gurus, veteran riders, local clubs, women experts, men experts, just-for-fun riders, racers and more. Here, you’ll hear about your community. While you follow along, please comment, share, ask! Tag us in your photos and tell us your story.
This community isn’t one of just racers, hard enduro riders, trailer riders, dual sport riders, or adventure riders—it’s for all of those. All of us. This isn’t a place for judgement—it’s a place for growth.
So subscribe, save, and stay tuned to how you can support your local dirt bike community!