Well, as much as we try to ignore it, the dreaded offseason is upon us. We do our best to pretend it’s not coming, but there’s no stopping it. Just like an upcoming dentist appointment, we’ll do everything in our power not to think about it until we have to. With the ground freezing, trails closing and weather getting downright miserable. It’s usually time to up the dosage of Prozac and settle into hibernation mode. Not this year…

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It’s not as scary as we thought, snow is just really cold, wet dirt.

Winter is the most boring and frustrating time of year. Driving home from work in pitch black, shovelling snow and scraping ice all with a windchill of -40C! Snowboarding is off the table for me due to past injuries and snowmobiles/snowbikes are way out of my budget. Sure, I could devote all my free time to being a more devoted father and husband…But c’mon, let’s be reasonable. As much as I love changing diapers and cleaning the house, this can not and will not replace dirt bikes!

Since having a kid, I have been forced to ride in some brutal conditions. I have to take what I can get, when I can get it. To my surprise, each time ended up being just as fun as a blue sky day. So I thought why not continue this philosophy in to the winter? Maybe instead of turning into the curmudgeon I normally do, I could be a bit more proactive and figure out a way to get my riding fix through the miserable months.

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Believe it or not, these conditions were prime!

It’s easy to talk about all the things I want to do, it’s another to actually do them. I’ll be posting updates as I go and highlighting some products that make winter riding easier. Product reviews, riding spots, videos etc. We should have some great coverage to keep us entertained this offseason. If you’re doing the same thing, reach out and let’s go for a ride!

winter dirt bike
Have a concept 2 rower too? Challenge me on the liverowing app and make me suffer this winter! Username: hoodsmoto

One good thing about winter is you can use this time to prepare for next season. This current season was a bit of a wash for me. Injuries, babies and budgets have heavily impacted my amount of riding time. On top of not riding, I’ve also found myself in terrible shape. I’ll be using the winter to kickstart my training program and get back into race shape. I’ll also use this time to plan and strategize my next season.

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One of the first products to be torture tested this offseason! Stay tuned for the full test.

I also just want to personally thank all of you! It’s the reads, clicks, comments and likes that keep me motivated to do this thing. In fear of sounding like a broken record, I promise we are still planning bigger and better things. But it will take some time.┬áIf you don’t already, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for any updates.

Happy depression season!