“I think it’s definitely better to practice [on something] a little bit harder than what the race is going to be,” Cody says. “My Matrix, it’s pretty tough to get rhythm, but it’s not super gnarly. It’s kind of a sandy base where I grew up, so it gets really chewed up and torn up. When I go to the races it’s just like a perfect, flat Matrix. It doesn’t get torn up. It’s like riding on a highway when I get to the EnduroCross series versus my track that’s all rutted up. We went to Denver EnduroCross this year. It was kind of sandy material too, and it was all chewed up. I was the only guy doing the double, triple, double rhythm through it. No one else could even come close. I think it’s just because I’m used to riding a beat-up track. It was just second nature.