On the Pegs - January 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 1 - January 2022 - Page 130

The SEER Staff interviewed 30 yearold Bronze class rider Mark Myers for an in-depth look at the event .
WHEN DID YOU GET INTO THE SPORT OF HARD ENDURO AND WHEN DID YOU RIDE A DIRT BIKE FOR THE FIRST TIME ?
My first hard enduro was at the Covid Crusher 2.0 this season . I first rode a dirt bike when I was about 5 years old .
WHAT BIKE DO YOU RIDE ?
This season I was lucky enough to ride my dad ’ s bike , which was a 2021 Husqvarna TE 300i .
IF POSSIBLE , WHAT WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOURSELF AS ? BEGINNER , WEEKEND WARRIOR , AMBITIOUS AMATEUR , SEMI-PRO OR PRO ?
Weekend Warrior , living in South Florida I don ’ t get the opportunity to ride very often . So when SEER hosts an event , I try my best to get there !
WHAT EXCITED YOU THE MOST ABOUT THIS RACE ? WAS IT THE TERRAIN , THE GRIP , THE CAMARADERIE , THE ORGANIZATION , THE WEATHER , YOUR OWN PERFORMANCE OR SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT ?
I was very excited for this race because it was the season finale of the SEER series . It came down to this race in series points for the championship . That made it very exciting . I always love the camaraderie at the SEER races . The weather turned out beautiful for this race , and I was excited to see how I would perform at this race considering that they were going to make this more difficult . All in all it was an absolutely amazing time .
WHAT KIND OF TIRES / MOUSSE / TUBELESS / TUBE DID YOU USE AND WHY ? MORE IMPORTANTLY – WOULD YOU RECOMMEND YOUR SETUP OR DID YOU LEARN THAT SOMETHING ELSE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER ?
I ’ m going to be 100 % honest , my brother set up my bike for me and I believe he had some sort of Matis tire on the front and rear . I think that the rear tire was set up on a type of tubliss / mousse combination . The front tire was just tubliss .
WAS THERE ANYTHING BIKE SETUP-WISE THAT YOU DISCOVERED TO WORK GREAT AND THAT YOU ’ D LIKE TO SHARE ?
One thing that is an absolute must have for these races is some type of bark buster for protecting your hands , and a grab handle for moving the bike around when it ’ s stuck .
HOW TOUGH DID YOU FIND THE TRACK PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY ?
The track was definitely a challenge . Although the obstacles were challenging , they were doable .
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