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1Travis Spader

ATV

Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Active Physical Therapy, Spader Racing & Training, BCS Performance, Motoworks, DWT Racing, Fox Shox, Scott

birthdate:
3/26/1973
height:
5'9
weight:
175 lbs.
birthplace:
Point Pleasant, NJ
current residence:
Point Pleasant, NJ
How did you get into ATV?
From reading magazines (Dirt Wheels).

How old were you when you started riding?
12 years old.

Where did you grow up?
New Jersey.

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
In 1990, I had a custom BELL Moto 4 painted by Troy.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
2013 is my first year.

Which TLD products are you using?
Helmet, MX Gear, Shock Doctor Protection and Apparel.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
Jeremy McGrath.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Working.

What bands/music are you into?
Top 40.

List 3 goals you have for the upcoming season:
1. Win Races
2. Win Championships
3. Stay Healthy

List a few highlights of your career:
2000 AMA 250 Pro National Champion.

What's your favorite race/event and why?
Loretta Lynns’s – Final Race.

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Riding a freshly groomed MX track.

What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Influencing other riders and people.

If you weren't a professional athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
Working.

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
Riders getting paid more.

Who would you like to thank?
Family, friends, and sponsors.

Any words of wisdom?
Ride to live.