Showing posts with label Glen Helen MX Raceway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glen Helen MX Raceway. Show all posts

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Mountain West Motocross Park

 Finally, I've been exercising and treating my injured shoulder for seems like forever and today for the first time in a long, long time I felt pretty good.  I had a chance to go ride the new Mountain West Motocross Park Track with my best friend Brigham and had a great time.  I know a lot of people thought that I was sandbagging and whining about the injury but it really took away from what I could do.  My arm would actually and totally go numb.  It would just shut down and I couldn't even feel the throttle.  Anyway, back in the saddle getting practice again; yahooooo!

"Mountain West MX Park provides a top of the line motocross experience to all ages and experience levels. We encourage family oriented riding and camping for all as well as individual riders and friends. We are located in hills between Mona and Goshen Utah. The track has several elevation changes and is settled in its own private valley with amazing views of Mt Nebo and surrounding mountains. The dirt is amazing and the track was developed by track building professionals. Come enjoy Mountain West MX, you won't want to ride anywhere else."

I'm needing sponsors and if you could help please donate to my GoFundMe page: GoFundMe  Believe me when I say every penny helps me and goes a long, long way.  Thank you to everybody that helps.  Taylor J. Thomas

Tuesday, August 18, 2020



I had an opportunity to train with Vincent Pasdeloup at the SMX Factory School at Glen Helen on Saturday morning, August 15th.  Simply put; AMAZING!  From the time he arrived it was all about me and my bike.  He started out going over every aspect of my 2017 Honda CRF450R explaining everything that I needed to know about the maintenance, the brakes, clutch, tightening this and tightening that.

Then the training started.  Glen Helen has some very steep climbs and then what goes up must come down.  He had me go to different sections of the MX course and practice, practice and practice.  I'm paraphrasing but basically he said "You won't have a lot of fun today but you're going to learn." Yeah, I did.  I was exhausted.  He told me that I had developed some bad habits and he was going to teach me the new correct habits I needed to ride.  One bad habit I had was sitting tooooo far back on my butt on the seat.  To correct this he folded a spare tire tube and duct taped it to the seat so I would feel and know where I should be when I went into the corners.  He then adjusted the clutch handle so I couldn't reach it so I couldn't use it to change gears when going into and out of the corners.  He also taught me when to use and not use the rear brakes.  Until you're taught how to do things right you never know you're doing them wrong!   Some of my training click here [X]

Vincent was the greatest trainer; never got mad; never raised his voice; never embarrassed me for not knowing this or not knowing that.  I learned more in the four hours than I've learned ever before.  I could go on and on but if you want to know more about the school click on this link   and you'll be glad you did.

If you possibly can please remember to look at my GoFundMe page and donate if you can.  Every penny actually really, really helps me.

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