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The day started by waking up in a lavish hotel room at the Aranwa Resort in Urubamba, Peru. I had a couple of hours to eat breakfast, gear up, and drive across the valley to another fine hotel to meet up with Imad.
A month prior, I received an email inquiry about running a one day hard enduro tour. I was available for the dates, so I began discussing the options for the tour. What I found out was that Imad, who lives in Dubai, was vacat
Removing and installing crankcase bearings is an incredibly important part of the build process to get right. Today we’re going to cover the method I’ve found works best along with tips and tricks to make the job go easier.
The majority of crankcase bearings utilize an interference fit which means the bearings feature slightly larger diameters than the corresponding bores they fit in. The typical ways to install them are either to force them into place (think hydraulic or arbor press) or v
With warmer weather and the riding season around the corner for many of us, I wanted to cover a topic that can either make or break an event. Whether you’re competing in a racing series or traveling to the track or trail, let's talk about event preparedness. More specifically, what spare parts should you keep on hand? Plus, what methods do you use to keep your spares organized?
Honestly, I struggled with organization until I started working on this post. I had no method to my madness. Every t
During this Podcast (#18), I outline How to Train and Race in Hot and Humid Conditions for Optimum Performance. I walk you through 5 key steps to take prior to, during and following training and/or racing to ensure that you perform well in these difficult situations, along with how to correctly recover in the shortest amount of time. During the first segment, I also outline how to identify and offset a heat stroke.
During segment #2, I address the Role of Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat
"While at Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world, Ryan was counting down the days for our dirtbike tour." Todd explained just moments before heading out on the trail.
It's hard to look down upon the Andes as you fly into the Cusco valley, and not have your mind blown with the enormity and vastness of the terrain below the wings. If you are crazy passionate about dirtbikes, it's even more mind blowing to imagine riding it on two wheels. Todd and Ryan joined up with Scott Englund of
Super low hour head gasket failure, brought to you by an aftermarket company - in this case, cheap parts that work sometimes.
My standard advice is to use OEM parts in critical locations of the engine because they have a track record of being thoroughly tested and the quality controls on the manufacturing end are more stringent than the aftermarket, however, I decided on this build to see if the aftermarket could deliver since it's more cost-effective and convenient to buy seals, gaskets,
Another day is upon us. Last night I had to fly into town and grab my truck while my son sat out on the cr80 that died on him again. He was absolutely ripping it up, right on my butt all night. We came over a hill and there was a truck full of guys out shooting. Most people in Wyoming have grown up around firearms and have respect for their power, as well as knowledge regarding safety. I heard shots and saw the guys in the distance, couldn’t tell which direction they were firing, so I gave my so
I might be the jerk of the neighborhood today, but I’m fueling up, checking fluids and tire pressure, and nobody around here will be sleeping for much longer. Go get that action today, good people. Take it while you can, because you never know. Each day is a gift and if you don’t rip the paper off that box you won’t ever know what’s inside. Go get some!! I’m hitting today like it’s my last. Who’s with me? Let’s kill it today. 👊🏻💯 Mike
I guess I committed to posting on here and I’m going to keep doing so, just as I keep filming my podcast. It’s a beautiful warm day in Wyoming. I have a leaky sprinkler valve that needs fixed, an egr valve on a truck that’s giving me fits, I need a flasher fuse for the ‘85. I always keep an old truck around because you never know when the proverbial load of dookie hits the fan. I want vehicles with no computer, or at least minimal computers. We got the bug out bags and the know how to get to a s
At 45, I got a dirt bike, as well as my 13 year old son. We are just getting into it and I am absolutely obsessed with riding. I’ve wanted a dirt bike since I was a kid, and now I feel like I am a kid again. We live just outside Yellowstone Park, have 100’s of miles of trail right out our back door and we are exploring it daily. I have been soaking up as much info as I can, I work on the bikes daily, as I want them in the best working order possible.
I have been so wrapped up in owning a
If there is one area that frustrates riders it is the dreaded arm pump while riding at race intensity.
This video is a snippet from a recent Cooksey and the Coach podcast that we did - take a few minutes to watch and get started today with these couple of tips!
Take a look at these graphs - even if you don't like numbers! This is a very healthy client that has come down with a virus (not Covid).
Couple of observations:
Normal Stress Level 22-23:
Normal Resting Heart Rate: 56 BPM (Beats per minute)
Normal Sleep Time: 8.25 hours a night
Monday: 8 hours
I am constantly amazed how many individuals and athlete
So many cool opportunities happening here at MotoE (stay tuned for some big announcements this week) including being asked to take over the performance, nutrition and mental development elements for Mike - one of the nicest guys I have ever met.
Watch for some big surprises at the the next round of the GNCC National Series in the XC2 class!
For performance and nutritional programs for weekend warriors as well as serious racers, please visit CompleteRacingSolutions.com
When you look at how we treat ourselves as adults vs. how we handle young children, when did the rules change? After watching this video, you will have a different perspective on the value of a nap for your health, wellness and performance!
I am honored to receive so many listener questions, whether the questions come directly to our offices or through our partnership with the boys over at DMXS Radio!
During Podcast #53, I answers questions associated with: Why don’t I have CBD products in my supplement line? A family divided – wife says sit ups are bad for my back – True or False? I have tennis elbow, any suggestions to avoid a cortisone shot or possibly surgery? How long does it take to recover from adrenal fatigue? Am I mo
It was an honor to be invited onto another Australian podcast with hosts Trent and Nic over on the Moto Limited Show! These two brought some unique questions about the state of racing both here in the US as well as Australia and how our Australian MotoE Amateur Development Program is designed to give these riders the fast track into the America amateur racing scene.
Definitely a podcast worth adding to your list of podcast favorites!
During tomorrow night's membership webinar, we will be taking a deep dive into the integration of strength & flexibility and applying it to moving a motorcycle around at race speed.
After listening to this webinar, members will have better high speed stability, corner faster and decrease their lap times almost immediately.
If you want to be a part of this webinar, visit CompleteRacingSolutions.com for more information!
Now that the temperatures are starting rise consistently throughout the country, the flow of emails coming into our office about the stomach not feeling too good during exercise, sport specific training and racing.
There is a concept that I refer to as the Hierarchy of Needs. This concept stems that the body will make some executive decisions when it comes to maintaining balance.
For example, when exercising, the body's #1 priority is to avoid a heat stroke - digestion gets bumped do
Complete a few of these exercises 2 to 3 times a week for 1 to 2 minutes each
Place a towel flat on the floor and stand on the edge of it, grasp as much of the cloth beneath your toes as you can pulling it backwards towards you.
Marble Pick Up
Sit in a chair with marbles spread on the floor around and in front of you. Use your toes to grasp as many marbles as you can. Lift your foot to thigh level and remove the marbles with your hand. Repeat with the other foo
There aren’t many things that make Coach Robb angry, however, quitting is one of them! Ironically, during Podcast #52 he walks you through six things that you absolutely have to quit TODAY in order to reach your fullest potential as a person, partner, friend, colleague, parent or athlete.
What you will discover after listening to this podcast is that regardless of where you live in world and the associated culture, human behavior is consistent in the category of habit. We all fallen into h
MotoE is proud to be invited by none other than 2x World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards to host a performance camp at his new world class MX Facility in April. Colin has quickly established his Texas Tornado MX Facilities as one of the finest establishments in the United States.
He has top current professional Van Martin as his riding coach for all facility riders and provides the most extensive onsite amenities (literally a hotel on property!). It is both an honor and a privilege to be
Marriage is hard – divorce is hard. Obesity is hard – being fit is hard. Being in debt is hard – being financially disciplined is hard. Communication is hard. Not communicating is hard. Choose your hard. Life will never be easy – it will always be “hard” – the way it should be because we should respect what we earn; however, we can choose our “hard”!
During this podcast, I describe my personal experience of choosing my hard and I share the four attributes associated with what defines “hard
Next Stop of the MotoE Performance Camp US Tour - Oklahoma Motorsports Complex! It is an honor to be invited to the recently voted #1 track in Oklahoma and visit with area riders and racers. To register for this camp (and all future camps in California), please visit CompleteRacingSolutions.com.
Mainstream media would have you believe that suppressing appetite through caffeine, herbs, or pills is not only okay, but healthy. The fact is that when you do not eat, you are starving your body of the nutrients it needs to fuel both mental and physical activity and rebuild the muscles and support the systems that we have broken down due to stress and training.
In the first half of Podcast #50, I outline the difference between a suppressed appetite and a satisfied appetite when it comes t
The benefits of a heart rate monitor are numerous - in this video I outline how I use the HRM to break speed ruts and avoid training in a mode of fatigue which reduces your ability to improve both speed and endurance.