MX Rider Gets Attacked by a Crazy Old Man with One Arm. But That’s Not Even The Funniest Thing About This Video…

This is the most random, hilarious video we’ve seen online for ages. It’s the classic story: Boy meets weird one-armed old man, gets assaulted with a series of gardening implements… It’s like a Spinal Tap drummer’s death waiting to happen.

No wonder it’s got over a million views.


Teenager airlifted to Brisbane after motorbike crash

A TEENAGER has been airlifted to Brisbane after falling from a motorbike this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to a motocross track near Tregony this afternoon after the 16-year-old girl fell from the bike.

She suffered upper leg injuries in the fall and was treated by Queensland Ambulance paramedics at the scene.

However, the RACQ CareFlight helicopter was called in to airlift the injured teen to Brisbane.

Crews helped paramedics stabilise the girl before she was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

Emergency services were called to a motocross track near Tregony this afternoon after the 16-year-old girl fell from the bike. RACQ CareFlight

Emergency services were called to a motocross track near Tregony this afternoon after the 16-year-old girl fell from the bike. RACQ CareFlight

Motocross Stretches and Flexibility Exercises

Motocross stretching exercises to improve your performance and do away with motocross injuries for good.


Before it was motocross, it was a British sport known as scrambling, the first of which took place at Camberley, Surrey, in 1924. The sport grew in popularity during the 1930s, using bikes that were not all that much different than the types used on the roads of England. Due to the intensity of the early sport, the technology was forced to evolve, changing first the frame, followed by the suspension. By the 1950s the first aerodynamic sport bike, closest to those used today, hit the international market.

If you’re looking to improve your motocross performance or just seeking to prevent motocross injuries it is important to follow the information in this article. In addition, adding a few simple stretches to your fitness program will also help. To get started on a safe and effective stretching routine that’s just right for you, check out the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility.
Motocross was introduced to the United States in 1966 after an exhibition course ride by Swedish champion Torsten Hallman against American riders at a site known as Hopetown in Simi Valley, California. The following year Hallman returned with more European champions. They dominated the competition and their two-stroke, lightweight bikes started the motocross fire that would burn for decades.

It was also during the 1960s that Japanese bike manufacturers began their race for supremacy in the racing world. Suzuki dominated the 1970 competitions, and added new fuel to the fire by sponsoring one of the first stadium competitions in Los Angeles in 1972. By the 1980s, American riders had caught up to their European and Asian counterparts, and started aiming for new heights in the sport.

Today, the sport has created subdivisions, some of which combine the endurance trail riding with acrobatic stunts. The stadium events are now known as Supercross and Arenacross and are held in indoor arenas. Freestyle motocross competitions have their riders judged on jumping and aerial acrobatic skills. Supermoto races take place both on the tarmac as well as off road. And, finally, the vintage form of motocross still thrives all over the world, using the bikes from earlier eras to compete.

Anatomy Involved

Any road race dealing with bikes calls for a lot of cardiovascular and muscular endurance, for which an overall good muscle tone is necessary. According to most riders on the motocross circuit, the following muscle groups are the most important to concentrate on:

  • The Core Muscles: the rectus abdominus, the obliques, hip flexors and spinal erectors are responsible for maintaining a good riding posture and preventing lower back injury. They act as a base of support for the rest of the body while riding.
  • The Muscles of the Arms and Shoulders: deltoids, biceps and triceps, as well as those in the forearm, wrist and hand are important for maintaining control of the bike during stunts and over rough terrain, as well as while performing emergency manoeuvres during competitions.

Strength training is an effective way to keep all of these muscles at their best but special attention must be paid to the core muscles. Weak core muscles can alter the posture of a rider and put more stress upon the shoulders, arms and legs, which can cause them to fatigue more quickly.


Most Common Motocross Injuries

Motocross is arguably one of the most dangerous sports ever: high speeds, rough terrain and the uncertainty of what the other riders may be doing. While the high excitement factor may seem nerve wracking to some, it is an adrenaline fix to others.

The recent releases of better quality helmets for this sport has resulted in considerably reducing the number of serious head injuries in motocross. The more common injuries in this sport are thankfully minor. Motocross bikers think nothing of cuts, scrapes and bruises or ankle or wrist sprains; however, there are potentially serious injuries to be aware of and some the most common related to this sport include ACL tears, shoulder injuries, ankle sprains and broken collarbones.

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears (ACL): This sport definitely puts some extreme stress on the knee. Falls, getting thrown from the bike or rough landings can cause severe knee injuries, particularly tears of the ACL. Without the stability provided for the knee by the ACL, any motocross manoeuvre becomes difficult to handle.
  • Shoulder Dislocation: A dislocation happens when the head of the humerus bone completely pops out of the socket. The more this happens, the more frequently it will pop out. It can usually be relocated with only minor trauma, and there will be pain and muscle aches for a short time afterward.
  • Shoulder Subluxation: A subluxation is the feeling that the shoulder is sliding out of its socket, and then immediately sliding back into place. This can happen in multiple directions and medical treatment is recommended. Some people are more “loosely” jointed than others and this condition may wind up being a recurring one if your joints are determined to be looser than normal.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear: A torn rotator cuff usually occurs with repeated trauma to the shoulder. Non-surgical treatment will include non-steroid anti-inflammatory therapy coupled with physical therapy and cortisone shots. Should the tear be more than this simple treatment can fix, then a minimally invasive arthroscopy will be performed to reattach the muscles and tendons in the shoulder to the rotator cuff. Weeks of physical therapy and anti-inflammatory or cortisone shots will follow the surgery.
  • Broken Collarbone: Flying off of the bike will often cause the clavicle, or collarbone, to be broken, cracked, and may even separate it from the shoulder. Most of these will not require surgery but it will require abstaining from competing until you heal. Cryotherapy (cold therapy), done both inside and outside the doctor’s office, can help heal collarbone injuries quickly.
  • Ankle Sprains: An ankle sprain typically occurs when you put your foot down the wrong way when coming off a turn. Usually ankle sprains are not too severe and can be easily treated by wearing an ankle support while it heals.

Injury Prevention Strategies

First and foremost, donning the safety gear (including proper clothing, helmet and protective padding) is the most important step a rider should take to keep severe injuries at bay. Other injury prevention strategies include:

  • Any sport that calls for physical exertion requires the sportsperson to perform the necessary warm up routine before completely indulging. Warm ups “awaken” the muscles preparing them for the oncoming streak of excessive and rigorous muscle movements. It is very important to include stretches in your warm up routine. Stretching out the muscles of the back, shoulders, wrists and knees prior to competing is crucial to prevention of sprains and strains.
  • Over exercising is never good for the body or the performance of a racer. Many harbor this misconception that the more they exercise, the better they are bound to perform, but this is untrue. The body requires its share of rest and relaxation. Pushing the body beyond its limit for too long will only lead to more and more injuries.
  • Utilize proper exercise and strength training during the off-season, especially strengthening those muscles that take the most punishment during a race.
  • Learn to fall properly; the majority of injuries that occur in sports like this happen when the rider falls off the bike. Tumbling and gymnastics classes will teach you how to be more flexible and relaxed while falling.

The Top 3 Motocross Stretches

Stretching is one of the most under-utilized techniques for improving athletic performance, preventing sports injury and properly rehabilitating sprain and strain injury. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that something as simple as stretching won’t be effective. Below are 3 very beneficial stretches for motocross; obviously there are a lot more, but these are a great place to start. Please make special note of the instructions beside each stretch.


motocross-stretch_1Rotating Wrist Stretch: Place one arm straight out in front and parallel to the ground. Rotate your wrist down and outwards and then use your other hand to further rotate your hand upwards.





motocross-stretch_2Assisted Reverse Chest Stretch: Stand upright with your back towards a table or bench and place your hands on the edge. Bend your arms and slowly lower your entire body.





motocross-stretch_3Lying Knee Roll-over Stretch: While lying on your back, bend your knees and let them fall to one side. Keep your arms out to the side and let your back and hips rotate with your knees.



Airman finds motocross racing ultimate ‘stress reliever’

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFNS) — His heart is racing and his entire nervous system is pulsing with adrenalin. He revs the engine of his dirt bike easing the tension before the race begins. This rider isn’t a full-time member of motocross circuit, but a McConnell AFB officer who uses the sport as the ultimate stress reliever.

2nd Lt. Michael Reardon’s involvement with motocross provides him with more than a source of weekend thrills; it’s an effective stress reliever.As the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s deputy chief of program development, he sees the sport as the perfect adrenalin rush.

“As soon as that gate drops, your body is so full of energy,” said Reardon. “You can just ride on forever.

“If I’m stressed out from work or have too much on my plate,” said Reardon “I can always just load up my bike and relieve some of that stress on the track. I get in my own little world and don’t have to worry about anything else that’s going on.”

People often ask Reardon why he participates in such a high risk activity. He usually replies “it’s only dangerous if you let it be dangerous. The sport is much safer if you don’t exceed your own limits.”

‘Staying within your limits’ is a concept that Reardon’s stepfather, John Blakely, emphasized when teaching his children to ride. It may have influenced Reardon in acquiring his conservative riding style.

“I have always been very careful as to how I approached the sport with regard to my children,” said Blakely. “This sport isn’t basketball; you can really get hurt or die, so it’s imperative to ride smart and safe. I taught him about how to approach difficult track obstacles objectively.”

According to Blakely, Reardon has experienced quite a few crash and burns throughout his 14 years of dirt biking, yet he never experienced a serious injury.

Growing up with a background in motocross has provided Reardon with a series of life lessons that continue on today.

“This hobby requires intense focus and mastery,” Reardon said. “Each type of jump and turn, you begin to master them at different speeds. If you’re going too fast your riding is going to get all ‘out of wack’ and the same goes for your work.”

To improve his technique and receive feedback, Reardon sends his stepfather videos taken from a camera attached to his helmet.

“Michael would not only listen to my advice, he would actually remember to use it on the track,” said Blakely. “That quality and some good luck have gone a long way in keeping him safe.”

Another element that has attracted Reardon to the world of motocross is its sense of community. Racers often have hours to wait between racing events – plenty of time to meet fellow competitors and spectators.

“It’s nice to know that in this community, people are pretty accepting of you, regardless of your origins,” said Reardon. “I find myself meeting all kinds of people from different backgrounds”

Motocross is only one of the outlets Reardon sought out for recreation. He also snowboards, shoots pistols competitively, and has a history with soccer, football and track and field. He pushes other Airmen to find their own forte.

“I like to encourage my Airmen to come out and find something that they like to do, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that they should hop on a bike,” said Reardon. “I just think it’s healthy for them to take their minds off work and get involved with something outside of the base.”

Whether it is motocross or collecting stamps, a hobby requires some form of investment. According to Reardon’s philosophy, a little devotion can go a long ways.

“There’s commitment everywhere, whether it’s with your work, hobbies, family and relationships,” said Reardon “so don’t be afraid to be committed to something. You’ll have highs and lows, but ultimately if you stick with your commitment it’s going to be beneficial and rewarding to you in the end.”


Injury puts champ off the track

motocross-injuryRECENTLY crowned national motocross champion Ford Dale has been cut down by another serious knee injury, ruling him out of the Australian supercross season.

One of the sport’s rising stars, the Sunshine Coast rider was in the form of his life before he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in Japan last weekend.

“I’m gutted,” he said. “It sucks because I’ve felt really good on the bike this year. It had been going great.”

The Honda racer hopes to undergo LARS surgery in an effort to return to the ranks of the sport in quick time.

“I’ve got a lot of swelling at the moment but as soon as I get rid of that, then I’ll get the knee reconstruction as soon as I can,” he said.

“It’s not good to get an injury but it’s better to have it now than at the start of next year because I should have time to recover and prepare for the next Australian Motocross Championship, which starts in March.

“A full recon is about six months, but I’m trying to get an artificial ligament put in, so that would be a lot less time. It would only be about three to four months.”

Agonisingly, it is the second time in as many years Dale has succumbed to a serious knee injury.

In 2011, he ruptured anterior cruciate and medial ligaments, but he bounced back in style this season to claim the national 250 championship, which culminated at Coolum in August.

Buoyed by the breakthrough, Dale was keen to make his mark during the spring as well but he came unstuck in the first round of the Australian Supercross Championship at Dubbo earlier this month when he partially tore his anterior cruciate ligament.

It was not enough to deter him from accepting an invitation to compete in the last round of the Japanese Motocross Championship and he made the most of the opportunity last weekend.

He dominated proceedings and claimed one race victory by a margin of 30 seconds, but felt his knee completely go.

“AFTER the supercross round, it was just a small knock. It hadn’t completely torn, but all it took was for me to put my foot down in Japan to completely tear it,” Dale said.

“I did it mid-race in the last moto. I was leading, so I got to finish and win the race but I was definitely in pain as I crossed the line. But that’s okay, that’s part of it.”

The setback has rubbed him out of the three remaining rounds of the national supercross series, but he hopes to make his mark in the 450 class when the national motocross championships start next year. Yesterday, he also revealed plans to tackle the lucrative US circuit in 2014.

“My goal next year is to win or finish in the top three of the Australian motocross series and then if everything goes to plan I will go to America,” he said.

Dale had wanted to test the waters in the US in January, but his latest injury cruelled that plan.


New race season begins

kid-motocrossDIRT will fly this weekend when the Rum City Motorcycle Club hosts the first round of its new season on Sunday.

Held at the motocross track on Bingera Weir Rd, there will be an eight-round season this year with the club happy with the entry list so far.

Club publicity officer Jonathon Blackley said there is plenty of excitement at the club.

“It looks really promising this year with many classes for juniors right up to 450cc bikes,” he said. “There will also be a lot of talented up and coming juniors competing this weekend.”

There will be 15 classes competing with plenty of battles expected between the riders.

Blackley added that one battle to watch will be between Slade Oberhardt and brothers Beau and Kody Tait. Last year they fought for the 50cc division two championship with Koby winning by 45 points over Oberhardt.

All three will compete in the same class this year, and also the 65cc division.

“Oberhardt is a very good rider with the Tait brothers hard to beat as well,” he said.

“Zak Small is another rider to look out for as he will be competing in state and national events this year.”

With Bundaberg set to host a round of the Sunshine State Series in May, Blackley said it provided riders with the perfect preparation for that event.

He added the club is getting stronger every year as well.

“Bundaberg is a strong club with a good track that is maintained well by our volunteers,” he said.

“We’re right up there with other clubs in the region.”

The club also welcomes any new members who want to participate.

“To join, just come down to the track, talk to one of the committee members, and get involved with the club,” he said.

“The sport is great for spectators and this weekend is free.

“We encourage everyone to come out and support the racers.”


WATERS: Drugs have no place in our sport

MOTOCROSS: Motul MX Nationals third-placed rider Todd Waters has urged the sport’s bosses to continue their tough stance against drugs ahead of Sunday’s final round at Coolum.

His call came after brothers Jake and Matt Moss’ positive test for the drug Ostarine, a steroid-like drug which is prohibited for use by the World Anti Doping Agency.

Earlier this month Motorcycling Australia released a statement which said the riders would be suspended provisionally “until the matter is resolved as per ASADA’s guidelines.”

Waters, 25, has seen too many friends turn to drugs, and has used motocross to escape that scene.


He said it was indeed a family sport, for the simple reason a 12-year-old doesn’t have $7000 to buy a bike.

Their introduction has to come via parents, who would be watching how the elite bosses act on issues such as drugs.

“I hope they take a tougher stance,” he said.

“(Drugs are) a terrible thing. I hope that (tougher stance) directs people coming into our sport and seeing it can be enjoyed by the whole family.”

The sport is experiencing a massive regrowth in popularity of late, with riders gaining celebrity status via the help of social media and online streaming.

Waters said it gave him a kick to see the sport back on the up, after it took a sharp dive from the popularity it experience in the early 2000s.

“It’s important for us racers, we need fans,” he said.

“Back in 2000 motocross was huge and it had kind of taken a big dive but it’s really good to see it back on the up.”

Waters will give series leader Kirk Gibbs a 24-point headstart heading into Sunday’s final round of the MX1 450 Pro Championship at Coolum after joining Wilson MX Suzuki Racing Team at the start of the season.

While he admits he’s disappointed at being virtually outside striking distance of a series championship in his first season back from racing on the MXGP World Championship circuit for Husqvana in Europe, he said he would enjoy the final round. “I love Coolum, it’s always good and the atmosphere’s great,” he said.

“We had a bad one in Toowoomba last weekend so we’re not as close as we should be but, you know, that’s racing.”

The man everyone trying to catch is Kirk Gibbs, who is six points clear of second- placed rider Dean Ferris.


Death-defying thrills of motocross blasted

Motocross stunt

SILVERADO, Calif. — On a warm afternoon in late summer, about 250 motorcycle riders have converged at the Saddleback motocross track in Orange County, raising dust and an unholy racket as they test their skills on a tortuous series of jumps, curves and whoop-de-dos to the displeasure of some.

Among them is Chad Robbins, an explosive jumper who was returning after an accident a few nights ago. The 17-year-old from Brea had been attempting a 110-foot double jump and landed atop another rider, injuring his back. But it was no big deal, he said.

“I’ve broken my leg, my ankle, my toes, both arms, my knees,” he said. “Both wrists have rods in them. I’ve also been knocked out in a coma for two days.”

Asked why he was so willing to keep defying death, or at least paralysis, he said: “It’s worth the rush. Motocross is my life.”

Motocross–racing and stunt riding with off-road motorcycles on dirt tracks–has become one of the country’s fastest-growing sports, fueled by the gladiatorial spectacle of arena races, the astounding jumps and flips of freestyle riders, and what amateur and professional riders say is simply the intoxicating thrill of it.

But as the sport has grown, so has the number of injuries to riders. The number of motocross-related emergency room visits has doubled in recent years, to about 53,000 in 2000, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Devotion like Robbins’ makes people like Rick Sieman furious. Sieman, 62, founded Dirt Bike magazine in 1970. He is an editor for, a veteran of about 3,000 off-road races, a former Supercross rider who survived a broken back at a 1979 event in Los Angeles and an outspoken advocate of safety in the sport, which he says glamorizes dangerous stunts.

“Professional Supercross racers have to sign their legal rights away,” he said. “They know that if you go out and get hurt, that’s the price you pay for being Evel Knievel.

“But in those stands is a kid with a little motorcycle. He goes out with his buddies and the first thing they do is find some huge jump and try to impress each other, and the trend continues. The wagons keep hauling these morons to the hospital,” he noted.


All About Motocross Events and Motor Bike Riders

Ken Roczen Motocross JumpMotocross is all about the fizz of heart stopping motion. Motocross event and motor bike rider have gained lots of popularity over the past few years. Nowadays, they give audience the great-delegated pleasure of the race. The splinters flying in different directions; the friction that occurs within the wheels and fan getting close to the rider; all these factors makes for amazing artistry, one that is adequate to put the spectators in awe.

Dirt bike races and events generally take place in off – road circuits. Moreover, challenging terrains enhances the thrill. In fact, dirt bike events can assume two great types. It can be either a super cross racing or a motocross racing. Motocross racing stretches over the course of two miles and off road challenges twirls them into a good tussle. Having said this, the natural obstructions fail to pose any huge hindrance. Due to this, there are various man made challenges that are introduced to the racing. A lot of dirt is mounted, and then racing tracks are made from the dirt. Such surfaces can be very slithery and requires exquisite skills.

On the other hand, tracks for super cross racing events are constructed in indoor stadiums, and these are not very large. To add to the steepness of this race, people associated this kind of racing augments, these tracks with dirt. Very few riders, only 20 percent of them participate in it, and most of them fail to cross the finish line intact.

Let us look at different types of motocross races:


This type of motocross racing event begin in the late 1970s as a fun for motocross riders. In this type of race, motocross bikes which are designed to ride on dirt, are tailored, so that they can easily compete on pavements and dirt. The Supermoto racetracks consist of both the pavement and dirt. These bikes have special tires with special types of grooves that can easily handle both dirt and pavement tracks during the same race.

Trials Motocross

This is a most easy kind of time trial race. In this race, motocross riders race on a timed track. Therefore, instead of jumps or tricks, the focus of the race is completely on to beat the best time or to get the best time.


Freestyle race is commonly called FMX. The major difference between the regular and freestyle race is that bikers try hard to gain points from the judges on the basis of tricks they perform. These tricks include the under flip, carolla, tsunami, back flip, front flip, sidewinder and scorpion, among dozens of other tricks. Additionally, there are different types of take offs and landings. Sidesaddle, one handed, no handed, you name it, and you have it. Two of the most famous motocross riders include Mike Metzger and Carey Hart.

Hill Climb:

It is very similar to its name. Riders have to go up a hill in the fastest time possible. It is also called hill climbing race.

This piece of information will surely add to the knowledge of the mx events fans.

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