New to the Nature’s Bakery family, which would make me fresh out of the oven?
My name is Trevor Ivey. I am a 20 year old born and raised in the great Northwest, on the out skirts of Kennewick Washington. Now I find myself living in Menifee, Southern California. Here I am chasing, or better yet, living the dream I had for as long as I can remember. Southern California is known as the “hub” of the motocross industry, which is exactly what brings me here.
I race Motocross and Supercross Professionally, and have been doing so for nearly a year now. This past year would be considered my “rookie” season. Though I have only been a professional for a year, motocross has been a part of my life for nearly 17 years, many of which have been dedicated toward becoming a professional.
For as long I can remember I've had a helmet on my head and a set of handle bars in my palms. It all started at 3 years old when my dad duck taped a couple 4” by 4” chunks of wood to the foot pegs of an xr50 and started chasing me around the yard. Riding quickly became an obsession of mine. Soon enough my parents would be waking up at 6 a.m. on the weekends to the sound of me riding my mini bike outside their bedroom window.
Racing was always and still is a family get together in my life. Since I was 4 years old my family has spent countless weekends at the motorcycle track, and continues to do so today. We couldn’t get enough of racing and riding. At one point my mother, father, sister, and I all had bikes to ride with each other. As I started getting older I grew more and more serious about racing. I began winning local races and feeling fairly confident with myself. By the time I was 14 I was riding full size bikes, which is when I quickly realized to take the sport more seriously and really go for it.
In 2007 at 14 years old I attended my first amateur national, the largest one known in the amateur circuit. This race is known as Loretta Lynn’s, which is hosted at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Tennessee. The race was like nothing I had ever competed at before, as there were thousands of people and strictly the best riders in the nation for each class. Throughout this week long race I found myself on the ground nearly every moto. The heat and humidity of Tennessee had taken its toll on me, which is when I realized that motocross is not just all fun and games. I found myself wishing that I had done some training to prepare.
On my last moto of the week I sat in second place, but became exhausted toward the end. I finished the moto in third, barely able to hang on. It was a highlight of my amateur career to be on the podium, yet a massive wake up call. I realized that I had the potential to make it, but at the same time I realized that I was going to have to work as hard as I can if I wanted to. Since then I have been addicted to exercise and training just as much as I have been addicted to riding my motorcycle. More often than not I find that I am able to do both nearly every day. Though it can be exhausting, it is what it's going to take to achieve my goals.
I spend countless hours at the gym and at the track each week, to the point where racing my motorcycle has become a full time job for me. Along with that I am working on getting my bachelor’s degree with the University of Phoenix Online. Yes I am busy, but it is so worth it. For me, there is no better feeling than twisting a grip and pushing my limits, which is why I just can’t stop racing.
I am doing what I love and doing what once seemed impossible for me. This year I have landed on a team for Supercross. Despite being put out with an injury for a while, I am so grateful to continue to get opportunities to make something out of myself. I am finding that the harder I work, the more that luck leans in my favor. Many say that luck is simply a result of preparation meeting opportunity, which is something that I find myself living by. Preparing my mind and body in the gym, on the track, along with surrounding myself with people who have literally been my idol in previous years is surely something that should favor my professional career. I am able to remind myself of this, which inspires me to keep working hard day in and day out. I used to dream about doing the things that I now do every day of my life.
After a long day at the track, I typically head down to the gym where I meet with my physical trainer who specializes in motocross athletes. Whether it be warming up with a 3 or 4 mile jog and working our way into a high intensity circuit workout, shredding the trails on our mountain bikes, or hitting the roads on our road bikes, the work needs to be put in. Luckily for me I can’t get enough of that. I am not sure if it is because I know how much I am benefiting my potential career and own body by doing it, or if I just enjoy it on its own. It could be a combination of both. As most athletes know, nutrition is just as important as the work and preparation that is done in the gym, on the track, or on the bike. This is what has brought me to Natures Bakery.
As of now I am preparing for the last three rounds of the West Coast Lites Supercross Season the 2013 AMA Outdoor Nationals in the gym, on the track, on the bicycle, and in the kitchen. Natures Bakery is just going to help me perform that much better and me get that much closer to achieving my goals. I am glad to be a part of the NB family.
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