In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory...
At times, motocross can be a discouraging sport. Even for the average rider or weekend warrior the constant bike problems, injuries, and everything else that comes along with the love of a dirt bike can become a little disheartening. Now imagine trying to make a career out it with all of that thrown into the mix. That's exactly what these athletes have to deal with, but the riders that are affected by these issues the most are the ones doing everything on their own dime; the privateers.
Trevor Reis is the epitome of a privateer, as the San Diego County native holds down a full-time job at Maxima Racing Oils while he pursues his dream of becoming a factory rider. Reis has been around the professional circuit since 2013 and he's been the sole supporter of his program since the beginning. 2017 was looking to be a promising year for Reis though, after just signing with Team Rockwell Time for the upcoming racing season. However, things took a turn for the worst last week, as the number 86 was involved in a crash that resulted in multiple injuries to his legs that will ultimately sideline him for the 2017 Supercross season. This isn't the first time that the stylish number 86 has been faced adversity though. Reis is a tremendous competitor and an extremely talented athlete that will undoubtedly make a comeback, and we look forward to his return to racing. Here's to a speedy recovery, Trevor!
Photographer | Casey Davis
Camera | Canon EOS 7D MKII
Lens | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 USM
Shutter Speed | 1/2000s
Aperture | f/5
ISO | 320