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88Jake Lyon

Elite Amateur

Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Thousand Oaks Powersports, Team Green Kawasaki, Alpinestars, FMF, Total Performance, C4MX, SCOTT USA, Hinson, Works Connection, Asterisk, K&N, Graeme Brough Suspension, Renthal, Maxima, Toyota of Escondido

birthdate:
8/3/1993
height:
5'11
weight:
150
birthplace:
Valencia, CA
residence:
Agua Dulce, CA
website:
http://twitter.com/#!/jakelyon88

How did you get into Motocross?
When I was 9 years old, one of my friend's got a bike for Christmas which made me really want to get one! A few months later, my dad got me a bike and I have been hooked ever since!

How old were you when you started riding?
I was 9 years old.

Where did you grow up?
Agua Dulce, CA.

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
I met Troy right before A Day In the Dirt in 2008!

How long have you been riding for TLD?
Since 2007 - Going on my 5th year!

Which TLD products are you using?
Gear, helmets and gloves.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
James Stewart. He has an aggressive riding style and so much talent on a dirt bike!

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Road bike, workout, and play a lot of golf!

What bands/music are you into?
Rap and Country!

List 3 goals you have for the upcoming season:
1. Podium every national.
2. Win Loretta's.
3. Land a ride with a good team!

List a few highlights of your career:
Championship this year at Ponca City.
6th at Mammoth MX.
4th in Coup De Grace race at A Day in the Dirt!

What's your favorite race/event and why?
Mammoth MX. I love the atmosphere and track!

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
After a good rain, riding the hills with my friends!

What's the best thing about being a Motocross athlete?
Being able to do what I love on an everyday basis!

If you weren't a Motocross athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
If I was not an athlete, I would probably be going to college to get a degree in something.

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
I would change it's Monetary System. For the amount of risk and effort we put in, we are by far the most underpaid profession in sports today.

Who would you like to thank?
I would definitely like to thank My Dad, Mom, and Sister with all of their sacrifices which have helped get me to where I am today. Also, all of my great sponsors for all of their help as well! Thousand Oaks Powersports, Team Green Kawasaki, Troy Lee Designs, Alpinestars, FMF, Total Performance, C4MX, SCOTT USA, Hinson, Works Connection, Asterisk, K&N, Graeme Brough Suspension, Renthal, Maxima, Toyota of Escondido.

Any words of wisdom?
"Never be afraid to risk, because if you risk nothing, you gain nothing."