Have you ever wondered what riding a motorized bike feels like? Two CB senior will tell you all about the experience of life on two wheels. Some people like taking a nice bike ride in the park. Others like to take to a more extreme ride and hop on a dirt bike to ride the […]
Have you ever wondered what riding a motorized bike feels like? Two CB senior will tell you all about the experience of life on two wheels.
Some people like taking a nice bike ride in the park. Others like to take to a more extreme ride and hop on a dirt bike to ride the dirt paths. Zach Steving (’16) and Jarrod Burkholder (’16) talk about their exhilarating experience of riding the motorized vehicles through tough terrain.
According to the two riders, riding is a way of freedom.
“It’s fun because of the shifting and you’re very in tune,” Jarrod says. “You can go and dowhatever you want and that’s the best part.”
Every rider has to start somewhere — Zach has always wanted to ride since he was little.
“Ever since [I was born] I wanted a dirt bike and I saved up to buy one,” he says. “I bought my first bike when I was nine years old.”
Jarrod got his start when his grandfather bought him his first bike.
“My pop got me into riding dirt bikes when I was about five years old,” he shared. “My dad already had a bike but my grandpa bought me one, just a 50cc Suzuki, that’s how I started riding.”
Jarrod made a change in his ride and switched from two wheel to four.
“I went to quads when I was about 14 or 15 because I wanted to go sand-riding”, the senior says. “I have property up north of Truckee towards Sierraville where we camp and ride allsummer. Other than there, I ride at Pismo, Dumont, Dunes, out in Woodland, and Prairie City.”
Zach tries to ride after school on somedays but mostly on the weekends.
“I usually ride Hangtown track at Prairie City or I go to Carnegie and camp up there with some ofmy buds and ride from sun up to sundown” Zach says.
Ultimately to be a good rider you must be committed to the sport.
“I would say that it really helps to start young, plus it adds to how much you will like it. Learning from my dad and grandpa really gave me a jumpstart and made me love it even more,” Jarrod shares. “But if you put the dedication in you can be a great rider no matter how old you are.”