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Flat Track Coffee X Babes in the Dirt 3

PeopleAnya Violet

"Rollin' in at a top speed of 45mph all the way from Austin, Texas,  Flat Track Coffee Roasters will have their '74 German firetruck on site with made to order espresso drinks and cold brew coffee to keep you ladies rollin' all weekend at #BabesInTheDirt3 @babesrideout @flattrackcoffee  #fastbikesslowcoffee  #brewedinthehellfiresofaustin #flattrackcoffee

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WLF Enduro X Babes in the Dirt 3

SponsorsAnya Violet

BRO x WLF - This year the [WLF] pack will be coming out to bring the heat…literally! We’ll be contributing all the firewood to keep you babes warm in the cold Gorman nights! We’ll have “The Den” rig on site with stickers on the bumper (free take one / you’re now part of the pack) & filled with firewood so please come up and take all you’d like to stay toasty. 

The WMN of WLF will be participating in the Husky demo class as well so if you see them give them a twist of the throttle to show the stoke. Also look for us on the trails in our “bumble bee” sleeve strips, we are here to lend a helping hand if need be but mostly for trail high fives and hill climb hoots!

WLF is fired up to be a part of the BRO / BID3 and can’t wait to see all you ripping ladies out on the dirt doing what you do best…peace, love and 2 or 4 stroke smoke!! 

[WLF] WHO WE ARE:

We are of humble beginnings from the hills and deserts of Southern California. Some of us have been riding and racing dirt bikes from birth, others of us picked up the sport later in life. What started as a handful of rag-tag teachers, salesmen and construction workers has turned into a PACK of riders connected around the globe. From Dual Sport/ADV bikes, technical Off-Road, Enduro riding, or just plain old black top we love it all. We are brought together by moto-comradery and the passion of exploring life on two wheels.

 [WLF] WHAT WE DO:

Besides physically riding any chance we get we do have a passion for shedding a positive light on the adventure and exploration on two wheels. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality moto-documentation that is safe for the entire family. Our audience ranges from the 3-year-old ripper on a 50cc to the 80-year-old vet on a 1200 adventure bike, and everyone in-between should be able to experience the joy of twisting the throttle.

 [WLF] COMMUNITY OUTREACH & ACTIVE EVENT PARTICIPATION:

Outreach: Giving back to the community is one of our key pillars at [WLF]. We're very fortunate to be able to enjoy this amazing sport and community and want to continuously show we are grateful to be a part of it. We work to partner with charity organizations and events to help those in need. We are a family, a PACK, and part of something greater than all of us, its truly a blessing.  

Events: Our team is active in nearly every local ride possible. We respect the handwork put in to seeing up these events and value the opportunity to participate. From charity events to visiting the local District 37 meetings we strive to give back to the moto-community.

Recent Event Participation: D-37 Ride for Kids & LA - Barstow to Vegas, Silly Sisters Shoe Drive (Local foster community), Big Bear Trail Riders Events, OC Dualies Events, Cal Poly Hi-Mountain DS & MSR Saboba Rides. 

Come & be a part of the pack, all are welcome, together we ride;

@wlfenduro  

http://www.wlfenduro.com

I got to ride with this crew a couple of weeks ago and we had an absolute blast! Check it out! Shot on the Sena 10C

Meet Dani Diaz of Thousand Oaks Powersports

People, SponsorsAnya VioletComment

We are so stoked to have Thousand Oaks Powersports on site at Babes in the Dirt 3! Meet Dani Diaz; a member of the Thousand Oaks team. 

How long have you been riding?

I have been riding for little over 2 years

What got you into motorcycles?

When I was younger I had an ex-boyfriend that bought a 2006 YZF R6, being the passenger didn't really appeal to me but just staring at the bike and looking at all the different components on the motorcycle it really appealed to me and it looked really sexy. He did teach me how to ride and let me learn on his motorcycle. Funny story actually, the first time I rode the bike I just shifted perfectly a break perfectly and then before I was going to end the session, I forgot to put my feet on the floor and the bike tipped to its left side and I instantly started crying. He would constantly ask me if I was ok, but I could not care less about me. I cared more about the bike. At that moment I knew I was hooked. 

What bike or bikes do you have?

I have a 2012 R6, bought it from Craigslist with the settlement from the insurance company. I did get my boyfriend at the time a brand new 2014 R1 with cash from a dealership in Arizona. People asked me why, and it's a Long story. 😁 

How long have you been wrenching?

I don't really wrench that much I only do it on my bike once It need some love and servicing.

How did you get into mechanic work?

I got into mechanical work when I started a elective class for small engines in high school. I knewI was a hands-on kind of person and I liked cars and motorcycles so I wanted to see how everything worked. I got to tear down and rebuild lawnmowers, V8's and a small airplane motor. It was one of the most fun learning experience class and I knew from that point that I love to work on motors and anything involved with them.

What is it like working for Thousand Oaks Powersports?

Working for Thousand Oaks Powersports, it's not a job to me, it's more of just having fun. The fact that I get to look at bikes every day makes my day. Helping other motorcycle enthusiasts helping them get them back on their bike after them being fixed warms my heart. The fact that I get to look at bikes every day is a plus. Also, I get to work with the most amazing, friendly, outgoing, funny and smart people. They are not only my coworkers but they are my family and they make me smile, so I try to make them smile and laugh with my loud and weird self. Another thing is that we go another step further and put our time towards all bikes that come out of the shop by cleaning and polishing the bike before the owner picks up. Little things like that.

How long have you worked there?

I have worked there since October 2015

What is your favorite part about working there?

My favorite part is being able to help with someone's bike that is having issues and having them come back to me happy when picking up their bikes knowing that their bikes will run better than before and will be able to run for thousands of miles.

I've been in a couple situations where I could not be able to ride my bike and its very depressing for me at least. But the fact that I can help with lifting the weight off the shoulders when their bike is down by having the bike fixed at the shop.

How did you here about Babes in the Dirt?

Mark from Thousand Oaks Powersports had told me about babes in the dirt but unfortunately I couldn't go out to some of the rides because of my work schedule. 

What recommendations do you have for riders transitioning from street to dirt or dirt to street?

I will say to a new rider that you will go down at least once. Could be a tip over, could be a lay down or crash. You just have to be alert at all times around you to prevent any incidents.

 

 

Sign Ups | Husqvarna Bike Demo | Babes in the Dirt 3

EventsAnya Violet

Husqvarna Motorcycles will be joining us at Babes in the Dirt 3 with the fleet of demo bikes. If you have not had the chance to try out one of these amazing machines this is your opportunity. Names will be added to the list in the order the e-mails are received. See below on how to sign up and make sure you read all info before signing up!

E-Mail the following info to: babesrideout@gmail.com

Title your e-mail: HUSKY DEMOS

Include the below info:

Full name:

Email Address:

Riding Ability: Beginner / Training Course Preferred / Intermediate / Advanced?

Arrival Time:

Demo rides start Friday at 2pm and end Sunday at 11am you will assigned a time slot so make sure you are available during those days and hours. Sorry, no time slot requests and no bike requests.

All info on bike demos, bikes and instructors can be found HERE. Read carefully before signing up.

In order to participate in the Husqvarna Motorcycles Demo Program you must be 21+ years or older and bring the following::

1.       Government issued photo ID

2.       Signed Waiver Release Form (this will be provided at the booth)

3.       Proper riding gear including but not limited to:

•        DOT approved helmet

•        Goggles

•        Motorcycle gloves

•        Motorcycle jersey or approved long sleeves

•        Motorcycle riding pants

•        Boots (Full length not work boots)

Head to Husqvarna booth to check in once you arrive.

If you have made the sign-up list you will receive and email confirmation by no later than Wednesday 4/26/17

If you have not made the sign-up list you will receive and email by no later than Wednesday 4/26/17. Definitely still stop by the Husqvarna booth and say hi and check out the bikes. They will have open demo rides on Sunday morning for those who missed out.

BRAAAAAAAP!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thousand Oaks Powersports x Babes in the Dirt 3

SponsorsAnya Violet

When you are all gassed up and ready to Braaap, the last thing you want to deal with is a fouled spark plug or a flat tire. We are so excited to have Thousand Oaks Powersports on site this year at Babes in the Dirt 3! 

We at Thousand Oaks Powersports are gearing up and getting excited for Babes in the Dirt! We have been involved with amateur motocross for decades with our amatuer race team and trackside support program. We will be at Babes in the Dirt with one of our trackside support vehicles and our race team staff. If something goes wrong with your bike we will be happy to help fix the problem and get you rolling again! Our support van will be stocked with all kinds of different parts and our trained technicians will be there to do the dirty work for free! At Babes in the Dirt you will see our race team manager Bobby Langin and the legendary Gary Garner. Bobby is a former mountain bike and motocross racer whose family owns the famous Langtown raceway where some of the best riders in the world did battle in the family back yard track. Gary is a walking, talking encyclopedia for motorcycles parts. Gary has changed more tires and rebuilt more top ends than he would care to remember. Gary has been working with our race team for so long that he is now helping second and third generation racer families at races such as the Mammoth Motocross, Loretta Lynn’s, and Monster Energy Cup. We will also have TOPS team members Sierra Kapin and Dani Diaz on site to help out. Sierra is one of our parts managers and she races motocross on her beloved Honda crf250r. Dani is a motorcycle mechanic as well as a salesperson at TOPS and loves ripping through canyons or out at Willow Springs or Chuckwalla aboard her Yamaha R6. We all love what we do! These ladies and gentlemen are an amazing resource to the world of motorcycling and they will be at your service at Babes in the Dirt.

We know there is going to be a wide variety of motorcycles at Babes in the Dirt so we are going to try to stock everything we can to keep riders on track. We will be providing our trackside support service free of charge to Babes in the Dirt 3 attendees. Some repairs may be more complicated and we may not be able to perform those repairs while at the event but we will make every attempt to get the job done. In the event we do not have a part we may be able to have it sent up from our shop in Thousand Oaks!

Aside from trackside support we will also be raffling off gear such as helmets, goggles, gloves, and maybe several other items from the shop. Our mission is to keep the fun rolling all weekend long so even if your bike is running perfectly stop by the Thousand Oaks Powersports van and say hi!

See you there!

Roll Call | Lexi Pechout | Babes in the Dirt 3

Roll CallAnya Violet

Meet Lexi Pechout, 2014 AMA Endurocross Championship, Husqvarna rider and all around lover of dirt. We cannot wait to ride with her at Babes in the Dirt 3!

Where are you from? 

Calgary Alberta

Tell us about your childhood and how you got into riding.

I started riding at the age of two, as soon as I was strong enough to twist the throttle and stand on my own I was put on a motorcycle. I am extremely grateful for the way I was raised; my family was very involved in the motorcycle community, putting on races and setting up events. I always had fun and I think it has had a positive influence on who I am and my abilities as a rider. I had the opportunity to try new things and to constantly get out of my comfort zone. My parents always encouraged me to try but without any pressure to strive to be a champion or to race and ride forever, just at least try it once and if i didn’t like it, that was always okay. Growing up riding motorcycles was what we did every weekend as a family, it was something we all loved to do and we could do with our closest friends. I fell in love with the sport more and more.  As my skills improved, I became more competitive.  In 2012/2013 we started taking things to a whole new level traveling to the USA for my first AMA Endurocross.  This lead to qualifying and competing in the X-Games along with the 2013 ISDE in Italy to name a few of the events that were game changers that year.
 

Take us through the different bikes you had over the years.

I started on a Yamaha PW50 with a sidecar instead of training wheels, and quickly went up the ladder... CR50, CRF70, DR-Z 110, DR-Z 125, CRF 150R. When I turned 13 I was finally big enough to ride a full size bike! My first big wheel bike was a KTM 250 XC, I LOVED this bike and it was a super easy transition from my Honda 150. Getting on a big wheel bike was a game changer for me, I had so much more confidence and felt so comfortable. I stayed on the same bike from 2011-2013 then transitioned to GASGAS, then Sherco and now Husqvarna. 

What is your favorite bike now and why?

I am currently riding a Husqvarna FC 250 and I LOVE it! I ride many different disciplines, everything from motocross, cross country, ice racing, to endurocross and everything in between, I feel that this bike has great diversity and really fits my riding style. I, not only, love the bike but I also love the Husqvarna brand and what they stand for. Motorcycling is more than just racing to me; it truly is a lifestyle and I believe that Husqvarna has that same view.  While professional, they stand for more than just a first place, they are about the life style that surrounds the sport, the influence that they can have on people, the overall experience of riding a Husky. If you have ever thrown a leg over a motorcycle, you know what I am talking about.


Tell us about some of your favorite places to ride.

-Alberta/British Columbia anywhere and everywhere in the mountains! The terrain, and views are amazing and there is always so much variety!

-Moab! This place is so amazing to go explore, you are always able to push the limits and get out of your comfort zone.

-Sardina, Italy. Everything from flowing trails in the mountains to ripping up the white sand beaches. Definitely a must-do if you ever get the chance.

Is there a style of terrain that you love the most?

So many to choose from but I love off-road riding and can really appreciate a riding day after a good rain when the dirt is loamy.

What are areas or places on your bucket list?

I would love to ride in New Zealand, Erzberg, Colorado and definitely some motocross track in California.

Have you always rode dirt bikes with other women? Were there a lot of women riding when you were growing up? 

No, unfortunately there were not very many women riding when I was growing up, there were a handful that were out racing with the boys but they were much older than I was and I never got a chance to ride with them until they stopped racing. Recently there are more women getting into the sport and I think it is so cool! I have been coaching riding schools the last couple of years to teach women the fundamentals of racing and riding, and encouraging them to get into it (I know how intimidating it can be).
 

Tell us about your riding career as of now. What has been your most proud moment?

There are so many to choose from! My most proud moment would be winning the 2014 AMA Endurocross Championship. So much work was put in that year and to pull it all off was an incredible feeling.  Definitely a moment I will never forget.

How did you hear about Babes Ride Out?

Through Husqvarna and Instagram

Do you promise to show us some skills and Babes in the Dirt 3 this year? 

Absolutely!!

-Lexi