Motocross: It's spring so that must mean motocross! The new Suzuki 85 was decked out with the graphics and ready to GO. Last Friday we did just that - packed up the motorcross trailer and hit the road for Log Road in Coldwater, MI. We had been there once before 2 years ago but back then Motocross Boy was still on the junior track. This time it was big track all the way.
After a few anxious moments the paramedics announced him "okay" and he walked off the track. He wasn't quite okay YET but he came around and had no lasting damage. He did, however, announce he wanted to take the rest of the year off from racing. Uh oh.
We talked a lot about it on the way home and that night. We absolutely do not want to push him if he's not comfortable or scared. Those are the kids that get hurt and get hurt bad. We know he's not the strongest or most competitive racer out there - he doesn't have that total lack of fear that the best riders have nor the win at all costs attitude. By the next day he had scaled back his "want to take the year off" to just racing at MPX where the track is relatively easy and the competition isn't quite so tough. But the minute he wants to quit or is too scared - we're done.