Nathan Bles calls Bayfield, Ontario, home these days. He is a hard-working rider who is at a crossroads in his Pro motocross career. He has the talent to be a contender but is in need of the support that could see him realize it. Since joining the 2014 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at round 5 at Gopher Dunes, Bles has been busy racing. We had a chat with him to discuss his summer and his future plans.
KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Toby Price has broken new ground in Australia by claiming his fourth Australian Off-Road Championship at Heathcote, VIC, over the weekend. On top of that, the 27-year-old from Maitland has just announced that he’s about to step into the unknown world of rallying – including the notorious Dakar rally – with KTM. MotoOnline.com.au caught up with Toby to get the skinny on everything that’s going down.
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Has anyone called Nathan Bles?
Well, other than me calling to see if any of the Canadian motocross teams have shown interest in hiring this privateer sensation, he has yet to hear from them directly.
The 22 year-old from Bayfield, Ontario is coming off his ‘breakout’ season at the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals. Even though he only rode the six eastern rounds of the series, Bles and his KTM 450 SX-F rode to seven top 10 moto finishes in the MX1 class and recorded a career high 4th place in the first moto at Ulverton, Quebec.
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Hello, Colton. When I texted you yesterday you said you were busy in pre-natal classes. How are all the baby preparations coming along with you and Jocelyn?
Ya, we’ve been hitting up a few classes. The baby is due November 6th, so it’s coming up pretty quickly. Jocelyn wanted to take a couple classes because we pretty much know nothing so that will help out a little bit and maybe learn a few things. We’ve got her family close by too so if we ever have any problems we can probably just go to them.