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ROGER DECOSTER’S 10 GOLDEN RULES OF MX

Roger DeCoster has mentored more motocross champions than any man in history. His own racing record is incredible. Beyond his five  500cc World Motocross Championships, he was a member of more winning Motocross des Nations teams than any rider, of any country. Then he led the U.S. team to a record string of des Nations […]

DECOSTER: BE A GOOD INVESTMENT

TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE WHO TAKE CARE OF YOU Every kid in the world wants to know how to land that big sponsorship. They spend a lot of time thinking about what a sponsor can do for them. It helps if you turn it around. Think about what you can do for a sponsor.  […]

DECOSTER: RACE WITH YOUR HEAD

HAVE A PLAN A & PLANS B THROUGH Z Of all types of racing, motocross is fairly pure. The gate drops, and the guy who goes the fastest wins. Other forms of racing, like enduro timekeeping, are more strategy than speed. Some types of bicycle racing are a virtual chess match, and NASCAR is a […]

DECOSTER: DIAL IT IN

MAKE YOUR BIKE DO SOME OF THE WORK Today’s motorcycles are good. They have come a long way from the days when the buyer had to finish manufacturing them. Even so, the bike you buy isn’t perfect. It can’t be, because the people who made it don’t know you. They don’t know if you weigh […]

DECOSTER: PREPARE!

CHOOSE AND PREPARE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT I will be the first to admit it. It’s good to be a factory rider. When you don’t have to worry about the bike being ready, you automatically have a big advantage.  These days, though, motocross bikes are amazing. Not only are they competitive right off the showroom floor, […]

DECOSTER: KNOW YOURSELF

PAY ATTENTION TO YOURSELF– IF YOU DON’T WHO WILL? You are generally the last person to know something about yourself. Riders can let the most obvious things go by unnoticed–sometimes it’s because of ego, sometimes it’s because they just aren’t paying attention.  PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BODY  Pain exists for a reason. If you have […]

DECOSTER: TRAIN SMART

BUILDING LUNGS YOU CAN LIVE WITH Jeff Stanton, Jeff Ward, John DeSoto, Mark Barnett, Johnny O’Mara. Sure, they all were fast, but they also were riders who knew the value of training. Basically that’s true of almost any rider who made an impact on the sport. On the other hand, the history of motocross is […]

DECOSTER: MAKE IT FUN

There are a zillion different ways to train. There’s running, bicycling, weight training, racquetball, basketball and a whole wealth of other balls. All of that is fine, but never forget that the best training for motocross is motocross. The problem is that you need to ride more frequently than you race.  That’s a tough assignment, […]

DECOSTER: WATCH AND LEARN

IF IT WORKS FOR HIM, IT CAN WORK FOR YOU If you want to win, act like a winner. It sounds obvious, but even riders at the top levels can improve their technique by watching other riders and imitating certain aspects of their riding style. What do you think the 125 riders are doing when […]

DECOSTER: KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

SET REALISTIC GOALS TO MEET YOUR DREAMS No one ever became a motocross champion by accident. In fact, no one ever won a race by accident. It takes planning, strategy and goals to get there. The emphasis is on goals.  “That’s easy,” someone is thinking right now. “My goal is to be the best motocrosser […]