the olden days & motocross | personal
When I met Randy back in 2005, he had just decided to stop racing motocross. Having ridden since he was 4 years old and raced for the past 15 years, he was in the midst of adjusting to a new lifestyle. His life had revolved around riding and it was his biggest passion. But eventually he had to decide whether he wanted to pursue motocross as his full time career or dive into another one of his passions, design. Ultimately, the injuries he suffered (and was guaranteed to endure in the future) helped him decide to stop racing professionally. And I must say the timing couldn’t have been any better! Once I was introduced into his life, I took up all of his time! :) I can’t imagine how motocross and I would have been able to share Randy, so I’m thankful he stopped racing when he did. Not to mention I don’t think I could handle seeing him get hurt all the time. Motocross is one of the most dangerous sports there is, but it’s also a lot of fun!
Randy took me out to the track on our very first day of being “boyfriend and girlfriend”. It was such a new experience for me. I’ll be honest, when I first met Randy I thought to myself, “Wow, this guy is really cute, but he’s not my type at all!” On our first group hangout (his best friends were friends with my best friends, which is how we met), Randy rolled up in his bright red lifted truck with dark tinted windows and decals all over them. (At that time, I was hugely against stickers on windows – it’s an odd thing to have a pet peeve of, but I hated it.) He also had this giant custom stereo system that took up his whole back seat, and I’ll be honest – I always laughed at guys like this! But I was able to look past all of that because it was very obvious Randy wasn’t/isn’t “that guy” at all. His slight shyness and sweet personality won me over right away, and even though we had our differences in the beginning, we began to understand and respect those differences. We soon realized we had a lot in common – we both loved art, design, and photography!
Anyway, that’s just a little background on Randy and our relationship, something a lot of people may not know about him/us. And now… I love riding! I’ve got a motorcycle of my own and we have a blast exploring the desert terrain together. But when his big red truck was stolen a few years back, I’ll admit I wasn’t all too broken-hearted about it :) His bad boy truck was replaced with the family friendly Toyota Highlander!