First off, I would like to say I love your magazine, which is what I look for every month in the mail. But what I like most about your magazine is that it has some articles on used bikes which most of us can only afford. I have a 2003 YZ125 which I love and has gotten me so much more into the sport. So far I can clear a 50 foot double and I just started riding last year!! Well what I mostly want to write about was if you could put some FMX into your magazine. You could have articles on Taka Higashino and his latest tricks and how they work. That would make me so glad, and also some of my friends because they are into FMX. Thanks.
50-foot doubles in your first year of riding, Evan? I’m impressed, keep improving at that rate and you’ll have a world record inside of eight years! I appreciate the props on the magazine, and I’m glad that you’ve noticed our efforts to include budget and used bike stories. Your enthusiasm about freestyle motocross is impressive; rest assured, we’ll consider adding more of the jumping scene to our content mix. But I should probably warn you that the sport has a way of sucking in unsuspecting teenagers and turning them into unruly, hyper-active ex-racers whose primary mission in life is to jump onto, off of and over as many things as possible, usually with little regard for personal safety. The pay isn’t nearly what people think it is, the travel is extensive, the hours are endless and the learning curve is steep. But then again, couldn’t the same be said for motorcycle magazine editors? On second thought, do what makes you happy, just keep it safe and always fun! Good luck. – Chris Denison