Motocross’ New Years Resolutions

2007 is in the record books and a new year and racing season is upon us. With a few New Year’s resolutions of my own, I was curious to see what sort of resolutions the rest of the motocross world had. That said, I fired off a mass text message from my Sidekick 3 asking what everyone’s resolutions are, and these are the replies that came over the next few hours.

As the author of this story, I’ll kick things off with one of my own.Some pretty significant changes are in the works here at your favoritemotocross magazine, and my New Year’s resolution is to attack my jobwith newfound intensity, dedication and passion, while stillconcentrating on what really counts: my family.
– Donn Maeda

“In 2008, I resolve to grow a sweet handlebar moustache.” – Josh Hill,Team Yamaha

“To get dirrrty…” – Ryan Newton

“To not red button people when they call me. I am terrible about that.”- Ivan Tedesco, Team Redbull Honda

“Cut down to eating once a week at Miguel’s Jr.” – Erick “Big E”Bartoldus, Answer Racing

“To get along with my family all year long.” – Ashley Fiolek, SmashFactory

“This is the first time I have been on a race team in America. I want to work as hard as possible with them to have the results I have always dreamed of. — Antonio Balbi, Team Wonder Warthog Racing

“My resolution is to get with Intern Keleigh. — Austin Stroupe, Team, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

“I haven’t thought about it yet… Probably to be the fastest guy in Florida. That should set me up pretty good! — Chad Reed, Team L&M Yamaha

“To be in the top three in the Supercross Lites series and get on the podium! — Justin Brayton, Team MDK KTM

“To start working out, quit eating candy and work on my stunning good looks. Oh, and don’t loop out! — Trey Canard, Team Factory Connection Honda

“To get buffer than I already am. Or to use my flat iron only three days per week, instead of seven. — Don Emler Jr., FMF Racing

“To eat three meals a day and train whenever possible. — Larry Brooks, Team L&M Yamaha

“In 2008 I plan to restore my ’78 Kawasaki! And of course, sell lots of helmets! — Hiro Mizushima, Shoei Helmets

“To make more time for my family. — Kristin Oehlof, Competitive Edge MX Park

“To not get arm pump! — Mike Brown, CAS Honda

“To shoot dope photos for TransWorld Motocross and start throwing more roost on Swap! — Garth Milan, TransWorld Motocross

“I plan to get more organized. I kept this year’s resolution to get into shape and now I am addicted! — Kelly Louch, The Connection Modeling Agency

“To find the love of my life! Haha. To kill it in NASCAR coverage and incorporate SX and MX stories into our NASCAR coverage as much as possible. — Jamie Little

“Nowadays I don’t say it that much but my resolution is to stop dropping the F-bomb. It’s bad grammar! — Michael LaPaglia, Team Richardson’s RV

“To be injury free and to win a championship! — Broc Hepler, Team Yamaha

“To get into shape. I’m a fat ass right now! I want to be fit and be able to moto without getting hurt. — Ryan Cooley, TransWorld Motocross

“To have a great Supercross season, to do my best and start consistent. — Jeff Alessi, Team Bad Boy Energy

“To talk less and listen more. — Jeff Emig

“No more surgeries! — Michael Young, Kawasaki

“After 10 years of not standing on top of the podium at Anaheim 1, I stopped making them. — Doug Dubach, DR.D Racing

“To work to live, not to live to work. — Jeremy Mallot, Red Bull

“To have as much fun as possible with everything I do. Also, to make it into TransWorld Motocross! — Kyle Lewis

“To keep Keith McCarty and Scott Paul happy. — Chris “Dang McAvoy, Yamaha of Troy

“I am losing weight and getting back up to speed on a motocross bike. — Steve Cox, Motocross Illustrated

“To train harder than ever and to keep on the same program all year long and not slack at all. — Davi Millsaps, Team Red Bull Honda

“To pick up the pace so I stop getting smoked by a little Andrew Silverstein! — Warren Johnson, Fox cing

“I want to surf more and work less! And maybe try to see my family more, but Canada is too far away! — Lindsay Wadsworth, Pro Taper

“To not have sex with my wife every day! — Ryan Hughes

“To spend more time with my family and pull frontside airs in the combo pool. Surf more and stress less! — Luis Rodriguez, TransWorld Motocross

“To win the Motocross National Championship this year! — James Stewart, Team Monster Energy Kawasaki

“I want to read more. — Ron Hinson, Hinson Racing

“To always give it 110% and give it my all. To believe and remember that nothing is ever enough and to keep pushing! — Ryan Dungey, Team Makita Suzuki

“To be able to understand Asian porn as well as Swap. — Sean Hamblin

“Have fun, and the rest will happen…success, happiness and good fortune. — Andrew McFarlane, Team Xtreme Green Kawasaki

“I need to lose 50 pounds! — Ron Lechien, Maxima

“To get faster so I can beat Swap. — Erik Kehoe, Team Red Bull Honda

“My resolution is not to fight with the AMA. I know it’s gonna be the hardest thing I have ever done. — Kenny Watson

“To do 2008 bigger and better than 2007! — Ricky James

“To remember every day how fortunate of a life I have, both personally and professionally. — Pete Martini, TransWorld Motocross

“I want to spend more quality time with my family. — David Vuillemin, Team Makita Suzuki

“Just to be happy in the moment. — Nathan Ramsey, Team L&M Yamaha

“Be nice to my wife and ride more if that’s even possible. I also need to get organized and learn how to use my new Treo. — Mike Tomlinson, Factory Effex

“To make all the main events and make my sponsors and family happy. Also to having all the girls I want! — Eric Sorby

“To not take people and life so seriously, and to smile more. Erin Normoyle

“My New Year’s Resolution is to ride dirty and live clean. — Kenny Alexander, A Day in the Dirt

“To take the time to thank some of the 28,000 plus American heroes from our armed forced that have been wounded or permanently disabled in Iraq. — Frank Kashare, O’Neal Racing

“Take a tropical vacation and save for a new truck. — Pat Lopez, TransWorld Motocross

“To get Faygo POP to the West Coast. I love that brand! — Corey Shea, Yamaha of Troy

“To talk slower. My worst habit is talking really really fast! — Emily Orr, Alpinestars

“First, to continue to grow as a good father and husband for my family. Second, to continue to help push my riders to reach their goals. Third and personally, to learn flairs and tailwhips in my BMX bike! — Randy Lawrence

“To beat my mechanic at tennis! — Andrew Short, Team Red Bull Honda

“To cut my happy endings down to once per week! — Mike Sleeter, KTM

“To spend more time with my family. – Anthony Paggio, Oakley

“I never make resolutions and I am always looking forward to the new year. Change is good. I will miss the good about the old, but welcome the new. — Mike Keller, TransWorld Motocross

“Practice more on my supermoto bike and not work so much. Maybe throw in a FMX road trip here and there. — Carey Hart, Hart and Huntington

“To help raise money for Autism research. — Grant Langston, Team Yamaha

“To try and get more sleep. My kid’s wearing me out! — Tim Ferry

“Ride more. Teach my daughters to ride. Get into better shape. Stop getting injured. Learn to play the guitar. — Forrest Hayashi, TransWorld Motocross

“Go to a MX1/MX@ race. In all the years, I have never had the opportunity to attend one. Also, learn Spanish and read more books. — David Kaiser, Renthal

“Since I was hurt at the end of ’06, my resolution is to get some seat time this year! — Rob Salcedo, Shift Racing

“To clean out Logan Darien every chance I get! — Andy Bakken

“Be the best father and husband I can be…and ride more moto! – Victor Sheldon

“To give 100%. – Dan Reardon

“I have three. First one is sad; and that is to ride more because I haven’t ridden since Mammoth in June. Second is to be the best dad, and third is to do even better at work. – Mark Rodgers, Factory Connection

“My new year’s resolution is to finish all of my projects around the house that I have going. – Ryan Morais

“I don’t want to get all philosophical or sentimental, but I lost two family members and one very close friend in the last 18 months and it has made me look at some things differently, so my resolutions are: 1. Take full advantage of opportunities presented to me. 2. Have fun, don’t sweat the small stuff. 3. Ride my dirt bike more. 4. Don’t wait. You never know if you will have another chance. – Bob Ketchum, FMF International. – Mark Rodgers, Factory Connection

“My new year’s resolution is to finish all of my projects around the house that I have going. – Ryan Morais

“I don’t want to get all philosophical or sentimental, but I lost two family members and one very close friend in the last 18 months and it has made me look at some things differently, so my resolutions are: 1. Take full advantage of opportunities presented to me. 2. Have fun, don’t sweat the small stuff. 3. Ride my dirt bike more. 4. Don’t wait. You never know if you will have another chance. – Bob Ketchum, FMF International