“In a Zen state of mind, you do not worry … you don’t give your thoughts to your opponent, you don’t give your power or thoughts to success or failure, you don’t care about the crowd that’s watching you or the fact that no one is watching you. There is only one thought, one feeling, and that is becoming one with the track, with the bike, with the action, with the sequence.”
Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz
MX Zen is not an exclusive group of elite riders, but a community of support for ALL riders and their families. Whether you are a fierce competitor with big dreams of going pro or someone with a love for the sport who would prefer to stick with more lesurely riding, MX Zen is the perfect tribe for everyone to become part of.
MX Zen is a network. It is a rapidly expanding and increasingly effective organization of resources and people who are all connected by their passion for motocross. Another passion many of the MX Zen’ers share, is helping each other, particularly the youth.
It’s virtually impossible to ride a dirt bike without some level of understanding and knowledge, or at least it’s not wise. Even if the intelligence is minimal, to ackowledge its existence is all that’s necessary. With a curiousity and willingness to expand the education and deepen the awareness, the ability will continue to develop with practice. Exchanging information with each other is one of the greatest gifts we have to give flowing both ways between parents, children, coaches, teammates, competitors and sponsors.
We’re often told the only thing we can depend on life is change. One of the objectives in MX is continued improvement in performance, growth, evolution, and change. This state of impermanence relates to the bikes that kids grow out of, the class they age out of, the parts that get broken and replaced, the wounds that heal, the race that finishes and the season that ends. In a world that is every changing, it makes sense that the MX world continues to evolve and expand as well as it's inhabitants.
The opportunities for contemplation in the world of motocross are endless and every rider engages in this practice whether they refer to it using this language or not. Each rider’s capacity to observe details is directly related to their success on and off the track. Whether it be inspecting their bike, surveying the track, discovering the perfect line, closing in on that holeshot, recognizing a competitor’s body language before they actually make the move,learning from mistakes and fine tuning performance, there’s much to be said about attention to detail.
Riders of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to join this diverse network, especially those new to moto world.
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