On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 75

an electrician to pursue her own business , which she admits was a scary transition .
“ I am the type of person that really relies on routine and consistency to stay sane ,” explained Megan . “ It took me a long time to finally get the guts to quit my job . Now , I didn ' t quit because of COVID or anything like that . I actually quit two weeks before it was announced , and then my whole tour got canceled .
I actually had to go live in the woods in a tent for six months because I had quit my job and then I had no income . Very long story , but it ' s been an absolute stressful mess . I knew it was going to be tough , but I didn ' t know that it was going to be this tough . But it ' s well worth it . I wake up every day and I know that I ' m going to do what I love . I ' m reaching people and I ' m actually helping to grow this sport , and I feel very proud of that .”
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On a cold , wet , muddy day in early May , Megan was joined by 12 students of all ages , eager to improve their skills on two wheels . Experience ranged drastically , from 30 + years of riding , to only two hours on a dirt bike like Matt Petrosky . Despite having 15 years experience riding on the road , this was basically Matt ’ s first time in the dirt ; a friend of his invited him to go riding in Moab , and he figured
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