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Dialing in Your Suspension with Solid Performance

Choosing what type of bike to ride is a major choice to begin with, but on top of that there are like a gajillion little details you can dial to make your bike your own. Springs, seat, tires, power valve …it never ends! But this process of truly making your bike your own is super rewarding and worth the attention.

Suspension is one of those important details, and one that can really affect your riding experience. It affects how you connect with your bike, and how your bike connects with the ground. It can affect your turns, your traction and, of course, your jumps!

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Our next event is ideal for dialing in your settings because there are wide open areas, different types of terrain and a motocross track - all of which give you opportunities for repetition so you can ride, adjust, ride, adjust and truly dial in your optimal riding settings.

Solid Performance KTM will be on-site with us Saturday, October 5th to help us do just that! They’ll be on-site offering their suspension expertise and setting sags, guiding clicker adjustment, and providing general rider maintenance. Learn more about dialing in your suspension with Solid Performance…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SETTING SAG

Proper sag ensures that your motorcycle is balanced, and it’s important to set both free sag and rider sag. Free sag is how much the suspension droops under the weight of the bike. Rider sag is how much the suspension droops with the rider on the bike in their usual riding position.

If both free and rider sag cannot be adjusted within an acceptable range, the front and rear spring rates will need to be changed to ensure proper balance. Springs are available according to rider’s weight. For many women this is the first thing to do on a new stock bike (because stock bikes are made for an average male rider of greater height and weight).

When a motorcycle has too much sag, often called “choppered out”, the front tire is light and often pushes to the outside of corners. If you find yourself having to plant your foot when cornering often, it’s likely that your motorcycle has too much sag.

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Fig 2 - Proper Sag = Balance

Fig 2 - Proper Sag = Balance

Fig 3 - Too much Sag = “choppered out”

Fig 3 - Too much Sag = “choppered out”

Inversely, if a motorcycle has too little sag, often called “stink bugged”, the front tire is loaded and the rear tire is too light making the bike want to tuck in corners and/or have excessive fish-tailing during straight line acceleration. The owner’s manual is a great place to start for your suspension sag settings, and Solid Performance will be on-site at OAOMX offering sag setting (where available) all day Saturday 10/5.

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CLICKER ADJUSTERS

A majority of riders rarely use the clicker adjusters on their suspension because they don’t understand how they work and/or are afraid they’ll break something. While suspension does have an optimal operating range, it won’t be damaged by running the suspension with the clickers all the way in or all the way out - meaning there is room for adjustment using the clickers that won’t cause harm to the internals.

We encourage you to do an exercise with your clickers to understand just how much different your bike can feel with just a few clicks. (Now remember, if this sounds confusing, we’ll have help on-site at OAOMX!)

Here’s the exercise -

  1. Get comfortable on your bike by riding for about 20 minutes.

  2. Set clickers to the standard settings (indicated in your bike manual) and ride 10-15 minutes.

  3. Go 2 clicks stiffer on your fork compression adjuster and shock low-speed adjuster, ride 10-15 minutes.

  4. Go 2 more stiffer on your fork compression adjuster and shock low-speed adjuster, ride 10-15 minutes.

  5. Repeat one more time, for a total of 6 clicks stiffer than standard setting.

Next, set the fork compression adjuster and shock low-speed compression adjusters back to standard, and repeat the exercise but going 2 softer and ride, 2 softer and ride, 2 softer and ride.

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2 clicks at a time is a noticeable adjustment, and going 6 clicks total off from the standard settings is your effective range of adjustment. The total range of 12 clicks is your optimal clicker adjustment. We encourage you to adjust your fork compression and shock low-speed adjusters to where they feel best for you. Most riders mainly feel compression, so that’s where the majority of riders should focus.

We then recommend adjusting your rebound adjuster to be a 2 compression : 1 rebound off of standard setting. For example, Standard: Compression: 15 Rebound: 15, but if you liked the compression at 19 clicks out, set the rebounds at 17).

Remember: turn the clickers in(clockwise) until they stop, and then out (counter-clockwise) until desired setting.  (Confused? Don’t worry, Solid Performance will be onsite at OAOMX to help anyone who wants to try this exercise with their own bike.)

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ADJUSTING SUSPENSION BASED ON TERRAIN

Riders commonly want to know how to adjust their suspension for different terrains (myself included!) For softer loamy soil like sandy conditions, the compression and rebound adjusters should be turned in (stiffened). This will help the suspension force through the soft soil/mud/sand to get traction, and the stiffer aka slower rebound will keep the bike planted rather than wallowing.

For harder terrain like rocks and hard pack moto tracks, both the compression and rebound adjusters should be turned out (softer). This will allow the suspension to soak up the hard hits, and the soft aka faster rebound will allow the suspension to return to full height to be ready for the next big hit. The 2 compression:1 rebound rule of thumb would still apply (as referenced above).

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CONFUSED? DON’T BE! WE’RE HERE TO HELP…

Solid Performance will be on-site at Over And Out Moto-X Saturday October 5, 2019 to answer suspension questions, to help you dial in these details as you ride, and to support attendees with general maintenance**.

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SOLID IS KICKING IN SOME RAD RAFFLE PRIZES!

Solid Performance is doing us a solid (haha) and kicked in some rad prizes you can enter to win onsite!

  • A FREE Suspension Tuning with Purchase of Complete Service, a $200 value! (once tuned, setting can be adjusted at any future service).

  • A FREE 2 Hr Service Labor Credit (excluding suspension, but can be used towards suspension removal and install).

  • A Troy Lee Designs GP Air Grey and Orange, Gloves, Jersey and Pants Set.


** ”General Maintenance” does not mean show up with a broken bike. Support services are available for general wear and tear issues, not in-depth mechanical issues that require longer time at a garage or a parts order. Please ensure your bike is in proper riding condition before coming. :) Thank you!

NEW EVENT: OVER AND OUT MOTO-X!

This October 4-6, 2019 we’re hosting our first women’s motocross technique and training event called Over And Out Moto-X! We’re taking over a beautiful private farm in Stockton, NJ to camp, take lessons, ride dirt bikes and have a blast! HERE’S why you should come to this event…

Flyer Illustration by Lydia Roberts, @lydiarobotica

Flyer Illustration by Lydia Roberts, @lydiarobotica

THIS EVENT IS GREAT FOR EVERYONE!

  • Newer off-road riders, or Intermediate riders looking to up their skills and gain confidence.

  • Experienced dirt bike, enduro or woods riders who’ve never ridden a track or can benefit from technique training and the repetition of a track environment, and

  • Motocross riders who want to ride this amazing, professionally-built motocross track and have a fun time with other rad, like-minded ladies!

  • Street-focused dual-sport riders who want to camp on site and ride out to explore the local sights.

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THE EVENT SPACE IS AMAZING!!!

We’re taking over a pristine private farm in beautiful Stockton, NJ that is equipped with a professionally-built motocross track, trails though fields and woods, a moto clubhouse, a moto garage and more.

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THE TRACK IS SUPERB

Ride a private, fun and professionally-built motocross track - built by DirtWurx! DirtWurx is thee expert crew that builds the tracks in stadiums nationwide for Supercross! Track-building is a science and and art, and these guys do it better than anyone.

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A motocross track can be super intimidating, but this one is built right and can be approached and enjoyed by riders of all levels - whether you’re looking to take your first roll over a tabletop jump or knock out a Bubba scrub. Riding a track is a great exercise for ALL riders, because it offers you repetition and the opportunity to repeatedly test and perfect proper riding techniques.

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OTHER RIDING OPTIONS

The farm property is beautifully maintained. The fields used for camping are not used for animals, and there is a fun perimeter route and short woods trails that are ideal for newer riders or for anyone who wants to cruise around. Mini bikes are especially fun here!

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The local area offers some of the most beautiful sights and motorcycle friendly exploration. Ride along the Delaware River stopping in Frenchtown, New Hope, Lambertville or Washington’s Crossing or exploring local sights at the peak of fall riding season!

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Photo of Goat’s Hill Overlook by Kevin Giannini

LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES

This event’s format will include scheduled lesson groups for all levels of riders, PLUS open riding time on the track, field and farm perimeter trails for all riders.

LAMPI MX TRAINING Class - Book a 3-hour on-track training session Saturday 10/5 with professional motocross racer Aaron Lampi of Lampi MX Training to elevate crucial skills and techniques on the track. Full Details HERE.

GPMX Dirty Girls Class - Book a full-day class Saturday 10/5 with GPMX’s Dirty Girls class - available with or without a bike! Full Details HERE.

These training classes each have their own cost aside from the base event ticket. If you’re confused as to which class is for you, email us at info@overandoutmoto.com. More activities will be announced as the event nears, so make sure you are signed up for emails and following us on social!

CubanoXPress Food Truck and REV'IT Breakfast

When you’re braaaping all day and burning cals there’s nothing better than good FOOD!

First, we’ve got CubanoXPress joining us this year on both Friday and Saturday. They came highly recommended for their flavorful and filling foods, and they have veggie options! Check out their Main menu and Breakfast menu below…

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MAIN MENU (Lunch & Dinner)

Other Items:

Loaded Yuca Fries - Yuca fries, pulled pork and mojito sauce $10

Cuban Nachos - Fried plantains, sofrito cheese, chimichurri sauce and choice of chicken or pulled pork $10

Cubano Platter (dinner only) - White rice, black beans and plantains with pulled pork, chicken or roasted vegetables. $10

Sides - $5 each

White Ride and Black Beans

Yuca Fries

Plantains

Ham Croquettes

Cuban Sandwiches:

Cubano - marinated pork, ham, swiss cheese and pickles on Cuban bread with mustard and a drizzle of mojito sauce $9

Cubano Caliente - marinated pork, ham, pepperoni, spicy capicola, swiss cheese our Havana heat sauce and mojito sauce $9 

Que Veggie Cuba! - Zuchinni, Squash, roasted peppers, eggplant with chimichurri sauce and garlic hummus $8

Chickano - marinated grilled chicken, sofrito mayo, chimichurri sauce with a lettuce and tomato salad $8

Cubano BLT - marinated pork, ham, applewood smoked bacon, Swiss Cheese and sofrito mayo topped with a lettuce tomato mojito salad $10

Bisteca - marinated steak topped with lettuce and tomato mojito salad, sofrito mayo and potato sticks $9

 

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BREAKFAST (Saturday Only)

Sides:

Home fries $4

Fresh fruit salad $4

Coffee $2

Breakfast Sandwiches on Cuban bread:

Egg and Cheese $5

Egg and Cheese with Bacon, Ham, Taylor Ham or Spicy Capicola $7

Veggie Omelet $7

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REV’IT! Sunday Morning Breakfast

Before we get ready to REV'IT! one last time, we’ll fuel up with a family-style bagel breakfast, courtesy of our sponsor REV’IT! We’ll have an assortment of bagels, muffins, spreads plus coffee and juice.

We’ll also be giving out some great prizes from REV’IT! during breakfast. Come fill up before you roll out!

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Don’t forget to pack whatever snacks, foods and beverages you prefer to have on hand for the weekend. Check out our 2019 packing list and tips for getting everything you need in Tamaqua, PA, or do a little google map sleuthing and see what’s nearby!

GPMX Obstacle Course and BetaUSA Enduro Games

Over And Out can be as chill of an experience as you want it to be, but this event was created to open the doors to more technical and challenging enduro riding. Our area is known for having some of the toughest terrain in the country, so for those of you ready to shred: you are in the right place!

For those of you looking to test your skills, practice technique, or try something technical for the very first time: you'll also be in the right place! That’s how OAO rolls. ;)

Check out our on-site obstacle training course, hosted by Greg Pamart of GPMX, and compete in our enduro games to win prizes from our sponsor Beta USA!

Photo of Morgan Tanke by Dihann Tanke, courtesty BetaUSA gallery

Photo of Morgan Tanke by Dihann Tanke, courtesty BetaUSA gallery

GPMX Obstacle Course

GPMX will be creating and hosting a course created with both man-made obstacles like a see-saw, balance beam, as well as natural features of the terrain like rock gardens, water crossings and logs.

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Photo courtesy GPMX

The course will have open sessions throughout Friday and Saturday of the event. There is no need to sign up in advance! You can also stop by to watch, and jump in if and when you’re ready!

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Photo by Kelly McCaughey

BetaUSA Enduro Games

Saturday 6/22 starting at 6pm, we’ll be hosting a variety of onsite games, including a timed Enduro Game that will use the same features on the obstacle course! Once you’ve been able to practice, return to the scene of the grind to compete to win prize packs from our sponsor Beta USA!

Winner is determined by timing though a series of obstacle challenges, with potential points deductions for a foot down. Winners will walk away with a sweet prize pack from Beta USA!!!

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Packing List and Tips!

IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! We are less than 2 weeks away from Over And Out — the perfect time to grab those last minute supplies! Skim through our packing list to make sure you are prepared for the best time of your off-road, moto-lovin' lives!

And, read further below for tips on where you can find necessities near the new event location.

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RIDING GEAR 

Whether you’re taking it easy on the grass track or rippin’ through the woods, make sure you have the appropriate gear! Check the event page for details on required gear.

  • Helmet

  • Goggles

  • Chest Protector

  • Knee Braces or Shin Guards

  • Elbow Guards

  • Neck Brace

  • Jersey & Pants

  • Gloves

  • Boots

  • Socks (be sure to bring extra)

  • Hydration Pack —  Not only are packs convenient to stay hydrated during riding, but a great way to carry snacks, phones & more!

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CAMPING GEAR 

Everything you need to be comfortable! There will be plenty of space to camp where you park! 

  • Tent (don't forget the rain cover — we're in the Northeast)

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Camping Chair

  • E-Z Up, Pop-up tents or sun-umbrellas

  • Headlamp, Flashlight, Lighter

  • Camp stove, jet boil etc. (no individual open fires however)

  • Solar showers! Fill it with water, leave it out in the sun to get warm!

  • Knife

  • First Aid Kit

  • Battery Pack - The camp site has no power (& no hook-ups) so bring a battery pack to charge your phone or other devices.

  • Trash bags - You are responsible for your own garbage so bring some bags so you can haul it out when you leave. Also good for packing up wet or dirty gear.

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CASH!!! 

Raffle, Merchandise and Food Truck will be CASH ONLY.

CLOTHING 

Keep an eye on the weather and pack accordingly. Feel free to include:

  • Boots/Comfy Shoes

  • Sunnies

  • Rain Gear for both riding and hang-time

  • Cozy Layers - again check the weather and pack appropriately ;)

  • Extra socks - clean socks mean the world at the end of a long riding day!

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TOILETRIES 

We will have some nice Porta-potties on site (getting services half-way through the event so they’ll be nice and clean. And hand-washing stations.

  • Wet Wipes (there are no showers so wet wipes will be your best friend!) 

  • Toilet Paper (There will be porta-potties will be stocked, but it doesn’t hurt to have extra)!

  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray

  • Deodorant (like we said: no showers)

  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste

  • NOTE: Along with porta-potties, there will also be hand washing stations, but no showers or drinking water.

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GROCERIES

We will have a food truck on site, but there are also grocery stores and restaurants in town:

  • Food & Snacks 

  • WATER - for drinking, rinsing and washing.

  • Drinks - gotta stay hydrated! ;) 

  • Stocked Cooler - for your chilled food/drink.

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GAS, OIL, TOOLS -

  • Gas

  • Oil (2-Stroke Oil for you 2-smokers!)

  • Tool Roll

  • Extra Spark Plugs

  • Zip Ties

  • Tire Gauge

  • Tire Pump

  • Tire Tubes

  • RyanCo will be onsite with their complete race rig and a normal assortment of items, based on your registered bike makes/models!

  • Motorgrrl will be on site leading oil-change workshops with Motul motor oil, and offering any assistance needed.

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LOCAL RESOURCES

CARWASH (Open Bay) - The Washery System - 200 Cedar St, Tamaqua, PA 18252

WALMART Supercenter - 35 Plaza Dr, Tamaqua, PA 18252

GROCERIES - Boyer’s Food Market - 210 Cedar St, Tamaqua, PA 18252

GAS STATION (With lots of room to pull in and park) – Fegley’s Mini Mart & Valero - 30 Center St. Tamaqua, PA 18252 

AUTO PARTS - Advance Auto Parts - 102-108 Center St, Tamaqua, PA 18252. (570) 668-1962

GREAT FOOD – Tamaqua Station Restaurant - 18 N Railroad St, Tamaqua, PA 18252 (570) 668-3800 

BEER TO-GO - Sisters Cantina Inc 1315 E Broad St, Tamaqua, PA 18252 (570) 668-7837

WINE & LIQUORS - Fine Wine & Good Spirits - 141 N Railroad St, Tamaqua, PA 18252

EXTENDED CAMPING

Some people have reached out about camping the night before or after the event, but unfortunately attendees are only permitted on the event property from 6/21 11am through 6/23d 2pm.   

Check out these nearby parks and camp areas for camping outside of our event times: 

Tuscarora State Park

Locust Lake State Park

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KOA Campgrounds in Allentown, PA

 

Dirt Bikes and S'mores and Bears, Oh My!

This year, Over And Out is in a brand new event space, and a whole extra day, so we know that ladies rolling in on Friday are going to dive right in to get the lay of the land and braaaap their hearts out!

Come Friday night, as the sun sets on our first day of riding, we’ll be joined by environmental education specialist, Robin Tracey, from our neighbor to the north, the Tuscarora State Park. Robin will join us around the fire to tell us all about local furry “friends”, and my own personal spirit animal: bears!

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Part of living an adventurous lifestyle is acknowledging the responsibility that comes along with venturing into the natural habitats of bears and other animals.

Both Tuscarora and Locust Lake state parks offer a wide variety of environmental education, recreational, and interpretive activities, like guided walks, and evening programs. Through these activities, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural resources.

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Robin will tell us all about bears of the world, and of this region, their habitats, as well as feeding and sleeping habits. We’ll also discuss what you should do if you encounter a bear in the wild. (I’m torn between running away screaming vs. trying to feed it by chucking it some of my Honey Stingers. I’m sure Robin will advise.)

Here’s a picture of baby bears, just because…

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Robin’e Bear Talk will be happening on-site at Over And Out Friday 6/21 at 7:30pm. We’ll light the bonfire (weather permitting), bust out the s’mores and get our bear-ings! ;P

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For anyone who isn’t necessarily riding a motorcycle the entire time at OAO, you can also join Robin for an educational hike through the Tuscarora State Park:

Saturday 6/22 at 10:30am - Hike through the Tuscarora State Park’s Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails. The hike is 9 miles in length, and moderate in difficulty. Meeting place is in the Crow Trail parking lot. Shine only, and bring a lunch (and hiking-worthy shoes obvi) Specific questions? Call Robin at (570) 467-2506.

Meet Beta USA Pro Racer, Rachel Gutish!

With Over And Out less than a month away, we’re ALL getting super excited! This year we have Beta USA pro racer Rachel Gutish joining us! Rachel races GNCC and competes in some of the more technical enduro events in the country. It’ll be really awesome to watch her rip (and maybe even get a few casual pointers from her on how to tackle some of the gnarliest stuff!)

Get to know Rachel, learn more about why Betas are great bikes for technical riding and for women, and read to the end to get a little heads up on some more fun going down at OAO.

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

Rachel Gutish - Beta 390RR Enduro

HOW DID YOU START RIDING?

I started riding when I was five years old, and started racing when I was seven. My dad was a good local A rider and even competed on a club team in the ISDE (International Six Days Enduro). I was six years old when he went overseas to compete, and I remember wanting more than anything to go with him.

I thought getting to do that was the coolest thing ever, and I decided right then that someday I was going to do the Six Days too. The year I turned sixteen, I qualified on the Women’s Trophy Team; The hard work paid off and the dream actually came true! 

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Photo by @EGutishPhotography

YOU’VE DONE ALL KINDS OF GNARLY RIDING! TELL US MORE!

I already talked a bit about the ISDE, which I competed in from 2012 through 2016. I have two silver medals, two mechanical failures and one fairly stupid crash which lead to an unfortunate DNF. :/

Primarily I’ve raced the GNCC series (the Grand National Cross Country), even though it isn’t necessarily the type of racing I feel like I’m the best at. No matter what else I was doing, I always raced the GNCC’s, even if it was only for part of the season. I have raced the NEPG series off and on, and I raced EnduroCross for several seasons. I also have a Bronze Medal from the X Games for EnduroCross.

I now compete in Extreme Enduros like Tough Like RORR (which takes place right across the street from the new Over And Out property!), and the TKO (Kenda’s Tennessee Knock Out). These events sort of help fill that technical-racing void now that I’m not pursuing EnduroCross. I tied with Chantelle Bykerk as the first female rider to finish Knock Out One on Pro day, and tied with my teammate Morgan Tanke as the first female finisher of at King of the Motos.

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

TELL US ABOUT RIDING FOR BETA!!!

I started out riding for Beta last year as a support rider after suffering an injury and losing my place on another team. Words really can’t express how grateful I am to Tim and Rodney at Beta for taking a chance on me. Especially given that they already had a female rider, my buddy Morgan Tanke, on the West Coast. They were satisfied enough with my performance last year to promote me up to the factory team this year, which is really amazing.

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Photo by @EGutishPhotography

Not all teams can commit the resources to put more than one woman on their team - even when the two riders have their own speciality (Morgan and I both rode EnduroCross for several seasons, but she does the west coast desert-racing series like Hare and Hound, while I stick to the GNCCs and other east coast off road races).

So, aside from my deep personal gratitude to Beta for taking a chance on an injured rider when nobody else would, I think it’s awesome that they see women’s racing as legitimate enough to have even one female rider on their factory team, let alone two! It also doesn’t hurt that their bikes are hands-down my favorite to ride. I love the stability of the chassis and the smooth power.

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

WHICH BETA MODEL DO YOU RIDE, AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?

Right now I ride a 390 RR, and before anyone asks, yes it is a little heavy and a lot of bike for somebody my size. But I’ve mostly ridden four-strokes through my career, and the Beta is incredibly tractable and controllable. And I love the massive amounts of power you have there at your fingertips.

With a bike like that, just a little twist of the throttle is enough to pop a massive power wheelie strong enough to carry you right over the nearest ditch/log/downed rider (mostly kidding about that last one) with ease.

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

And I never have to worry about getting outmotored in the open fields and grasstracks. With that being said though, since I am coming back from an injury, Beta and I have been discussing the possibility of me trying a lighter small-bore two-stroke, just to see how I like it. Can’t say much more than that about it now though, you guys will just have to wait and see what I unload out of my van on Friday morning at OAO!

SPEAKING OF OAO, WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN US THIS YEAR?!

The first time I heard about Over And Out was when Beta sent me an email asking me if I would attend the event (since Beta was sponsoring it). So I checked out the website and watched the MakeUp To Mud feature, and I realized this wasn’t just going to be the standard “I’m going to this event because my team asked me to” situation. I’m REALLY excited about this!

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

Photo by Ken Hill courtesy Beta USA Gallery

I mostly ride with guys. Usually for me, getting to go and just ride with another female in a non-competitive situation is a huge treat, so getting to ride with a massive group of women who love the sport as much as I do is going to be awesome!

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST?

I heard something about an obstacle course*, which sounds right up my alley. Technical riding is still my favorite kind of riding! I’m also looking forward to doing some trail riding and hanging out - most of the time when I’m on the bike it’s super-focused training, so I’m really looking forward to kicking back and having some FUN!

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*So, cats out of the bag - aside from all the natural obstacles on the property we will have a small obstacle course, and an obstacle portion of our games - provided and run by GPMX and with prize packs courtesy of Beta USA! Stay tuned for a full post about all the games at OAO! ;)

Maintenance Support from RyanCo Beta!

We’re so grateful to have Ryan Betz of RyanCo Beta on site during Over And Out with his full race rig, offering maintenance support to attendees!

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Ryan started riding at age 6, and In all his years racing he was also his own mechanic and ran a part-time repair and performance shop in his fathers garage. Ryan has spent many weekends at the races offering track-side support to others. He knows how demanding the sport his, physically, mentally and financially.

Ryan is generously providing his time and labor for FREE to support ladies at Over And Out, and he’s bringing out a few Beta Motorcycle models for us to check out!

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While RyanCo Racing will be onsite with this support, please check over your bikes before attending, and bring cash or credit card to cover any parts you may end up needing. Check out this basic pre-ride maintenance checklist:

  1. Inspect and tighten bolts.

  2. Check and clean your air filter.

  3. Check your tire pressure. (12-14psi in dry conditions recommended)

  4. Check brakes - pads and fluid.

  5. Check your chain tension - it shouldn’t be taut, but have very little slack.

Last but not least, change your oil. Check out the Motorgrrl X Motul oil-change workshops being held onsite at OAO!! Get all the details and Sign UP!

Pre-Order Exclusive Event Swag!

This year, we’re offering a special Tee and Tank design for pre-order! Snag this design in your choice of Tee or Tank (or both!) in your size! We’ve also made some rad decals available in OAO yellow, KTM orange, and a cool alternate color, Teal.

The best part: You can roll right into Over And Out and be handed your items! No shipping required.

Tees are Unisex, slim cut - If in doubt, order a size up. Tanks are unisex, fit true to size. Decals are 4” round.

Tees are Unisex, slim cut - If in doubt, order a size up. Tanks are unisex, fit true to size. Decals are 4” round.

We’ve partnered with Alexa Warshany, female-business owner, dirt bike rider and all-around go-getter, to produce this special batch of goodies. We’re supporting her, she’s supporting us… this is what community is all about!

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Photo by Megan Maloy

We first met Alexa at last year’s event. She came out to the event to get more confident on her dirt bike… and did she ever! Alexa came alone and nervous to ride her CRF150f, but after taking a lesson, making new friends, and winning a sick gear set in the raffle she came out standing and doing endless figure-8’s like nobody’s business.

Meet Alexa, and hit the pre-order!

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HOW DID YOU START RIDING?

Funny story: My boyfriend (now fiance, Tyler) gave me a choice between an engagement ring or a dirt bike. I chose dirt bike! But a year and a half later I now have both, so it was a win-win! Lately, we’ve been toying with the idea of skipping our wedding and just getting some Harleys because why not?  

I started riding in 2017 but I still consider myself a new rider. I started by riding around the yard and practicing the basics, but Over And Out was where I really became more comfortable.

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AND YOU OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS?!

Yep! In-House Prints is a full service branding agency in Frenchtown, NJ (shameless plug!). It started as a hobby for Tyler and me. I used to work for a pretty big marketing company and realized the desk job was not for me. So now we have our own shop and print for tons of local businesses!

My mom always told me to find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life. Well, here I am! 

Alexa and Tyler

Alexa and Tyler

Alexa and Tyler

Alexa and Tyler

WHAT’S IT LIKE RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

I'll be honest, it's tough! We hustle every day of the week at all hours of the day, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I get to work with my best friend! I also get to meet a ton of awesome people (like Kelly from Over And Out! <3) and build their vision. It's so rewarding to me to watch someones dream come true right in front of them, and to get to be a part of it. 

WHAT IS FREE2RIDE?

Free2Ride is an action sports brand Tyler started 10 years ago. He had the vision of creating a brand that supports all action sports, whether it's surfing. snowboarding, bmx, dirtbikes etc. The best part about F2R is that we are able to support so many great events. We’re both passionate about creating cool gear that fits the standards of athletes and brands, and we offer our detailed insight on everything from products, materials, size, to print processes to give people the quality they’re looking for!

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WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF OAO LAST YEAR?

I definitely can't pick one thing. It was literally the entire event. Everyone was so supportive and friendly. I'm a very new rider and the lessons were so helpful! The raffle is where I won my first official set of Fox gear! The entire vibe of the event was rad. If you are debating on going, you should 100% go.

I knew nobody when I went up. I had never even loaded/unloaded my bike by myself. I kid you not, before I could even push the truck door all the way open, there were girls already at my door asking if I needed help getting my bike down. Sometimes girls get a bad rap, but these girls at OAO are the best of the best! 

I can't wait to meet so many new ladies, and I’m especially excited to deliver these pre-event items to OAO this year and hand them off to ladies picking up their orders!

Click the button to visit the pre-order store. These items will be delivered on-site to Over And Out 2019, so you can roll in and grab your new swag as soon as you get there. This way, there’s no need for shipping and you can for sure get your size.

Pre-order ended June 10, 2019.

Saturday Night Fun Under the Red Bull Tent!

Whoo-weee, do we have some fun planned for Saturday night at Over And Out! After a day full of riding trails and playing moto games, we’ll keep the stoke-level raging under the Red Bull tent!

Photo courtesy Red Bull Media pool.

Photo courtesy Red Bull Media pool.

Red Bull presents some of the most exciting and difficult enduro events in the WORLD, and nothing gets me more amped than seeing those Red Bull arches mark the top of an insane climb or course (like they do at Red Bull Romaniacs or Erzbergrodeo); or, to see those Red Bull wigwam tents in a crowd, like they do at National Motocross races and other massive motorsports events.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll be fantasizing about dirt bike greatness as we climb the rocky mountainside and see that tent down below marking the way back to base camp! And, we’ll have a blast under it together come Saturday night between 8-11pm. Check out the details…

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One of our own dirt-bike loving ladies, Tracy So, aka @tracysowhat, will be serving up some custom Red Bull drinks with Yellow-edition Tropical Red Bull (my personal favorite), and Purple-edition sugar free Acai Berry Red Bull. Be warned: If it’s yellow, it probably won’t make you mellow; if it’s purple, it might make you burple!

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We’ll also be graced with the presence of DJ Sara M, aka @thedivine_miss_m, who will be keeping the good vibes alive and spinning some rock, punk, new wave, and more of our favorite dance and singalong tunes. We can’t wait to party with yas!!!

At the time of posting this, we’re 75% full! Lesson and Guided Dual Sport signups will be coming in May, and (in case you missed it) there are rental bikes available through GPMX!

Rental Bikes from GPMX!

We’ve beyond stoked to announce that east coast motocross school, GPMX has decided to offer some of their bikes for ladies looking to rent. Read on about the types of bikes available and how to reserve a bike for OAO2019. Act fast, because supply is limited!

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THE BIKES

The bikes available for rent are purely off-road dirt bikes, kick-start. Models available:

  • Yamaha ttr-125

  • Suzuki drz-125

  • Kawasaki klx-125

  • Honda xr-100

THE DETAILS

  • Full Day Rental $200, damage deposit required.

  • Available to Rent for Friday 6/21, Saturday 6/22 or Sunday 6/23.

  • These bikes are not plated. They’re not to be taken out on any public roads, only ridden within designated event space according to rider skill level.

  • Rental bikes will be delivered by GPMX to the site of Over And Out.

  • Bikes will be in well-maintained running order with full tanks of gas upon delivery. Extra Gas included!

  • Any on-site maintenance required (flat tire, etc) will be the renter’s responsibility to utilize on-site support services the same as any other attendee.

  • Rider must adhere to all other Over And Out event rules and safety guidelines.

IMPORTANT!: Please do not contact OAO with questions or support on rentals, as we won’t be able to help you beyond the information shared here, nor are we part of your rental agreement whatsoever. All rental agreements and arrangements are direct between renter and GPMX. Thank you!

Over And Out's New Location for 2019!

Over And Out is moving to a NEW location in Tamaqua, PA!  

Event dates remain the same: Starting on Friday, June 21st (the looongest day of the year) and ending on Sunday, June 23rd.  This year, Friday will be a riding day in addition to the weekend giving you more time to braaap with your buddies!

I am TOTALLY excited about our new event space and all of the plans in the works for OAO2019. More details are coming SOON (I promise), but for now check out these 3 reasons why our new location RULES:

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Image from Ground Pilot Aerials

1. IT’S BIGGER!

This year, we’re taking over a bigger piece of property at 2,000 acres.  This spot is a playground for riders of all levels, with tons of room for parking, camping and exploring. It has all kinds of cool natural features like ridges and climbs, tight woodsy sections as well as wide open dirt paths - fun for everyone.

Fun fact: Tamaqua was originally to be named Tuscarora, but there already was a community named Tuscarora about four miles to the west so they named it Tamaqua.

FUNNER fact: The Over And Out event space takes up the full expanse of land between the towns of Tamaqua and Tuscarora. So, if you’re getting confused by the names, just remember: we’re in between them.

It’s also easily accessible, about 2 hours from Philly, 2.5 hours from NYC and Baltimore, and just a 1 hour drive from Lehigh Valley Int’l Airport in Allentown, PA.

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2. IT’S PRIVATE!

We’re continuing one of our OAO traditions and opening up the gates to a private space just for tha ladies!  This main event space of 2,000 acres is private land, accessible by OAO ticket holders only! No need to worry about any pesky rando’s trying to crash our slumber party.

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3. WE HAVE COOL NEIGHBORS

The new event space is nestled right next to two state parks. We actually share a border with Tuscarora State Park to the north, right over the mountain.  We’ll be partnering with our awesome neighbors to offer some fun non-riding activities and to help share their message of conservation and environmental education. 

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Tamaqua is smack in the middle of some great PA sights like the historic town of Jim Thorpe, and America’s oldest brewery, located in Pottsville. So maybe you want to extend your weekend and check out more of the area!

For a map, directions and overview of the new event space check out the Directions page on our website. Details and tickets are LIVE!

OAO Featured on Toyota's #Makeup2Mud!

Yeah, I’m pretty psyched! When the producer of Toyota’s #Makeup2Mud reached out to me, I wasn’t sure what would come of it, but here we are!

Our #Makeup2Mud feature aired during last weekend’s Supercross race at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX - home to one of the largest Jumbotron screens in the world! (Insert joke about how big my butt must’ve looked on that screen lol jk)

In all seriousness, filming this was an awesome experience and I love the way the video also features some of the attendees. After all, the event isn’t about me, it’s about all of the women who love to ride and what we as women need in order to expand those experiences. Check it out below!

THANK YOU

Alexa Garpo, Jason Monroe and Stephen Erikson who filmed, edited and produced the video

Supercross Live, Feld Entertainment and Toyota USA

Dan Sternaimolo who helped while filming and taught me how to ride in the first place

Nolan Forlenza for the wood pile :)

Joy Napolitan, Fox Women and Fox Racing

Marc Grossman and Spy Optic

Over And Out sponsors and The Bear Creek Sportsmen club

Ashmore Ellis and Anya Violet for being amazing supporters of me, Over and Out, and for leading the way for a new wave of women in the sport and industry

ALL the ladies who attend and support Over And Out!

Meet Caitlin O'Dell

Happy New Year! I cannot WAIT to share the exciting NEW details about Over And Out 2019, but, you’ll have to hold out while I keep some of that stuff under wraps for juuuust a little while longer.

In the meantime, let’s revisit one of the most important things about OAO: community! I know that sounds like a snooze-fest of a topic (believe me, I hate buzzwords as much as you do) but community is a thing that can actually help propel your experience, confidence and skill as a rider.

Over And Out is all about getting out in the dirt and woods on two wheels - hell yes! - but it’s also about bringing together the community of women who ride or want to ride. This matters big time because they get to see different types of riding terrain and bikes, and ride with others who are similar to them, physically and mentally.

Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

In short, community helps riders get more opportunities to do what they love: RIDE!!!

On that note, I’m stoked to keep the community growing and help you get to know more gals who ride in the Northeast with our #FastFriends rider spotlight. Meet one of our most friendly and enthusiastic #FastFriends, Caitlin O’Dell!

Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

CAITLIN O’DELL, KTM 350XCF-W @ceo_810

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO ATTEND OVER AND OUT?

An all girls DIRT BIKE event? What female rider would even hesitate in saying yes to this event?! 

My dirt-biking experiences had always been me and the guys, until this past year. I met an awesome group of girls from Ohio at the North East 24-hour challenge enduro. I rode in that race 2 years ago. The girls thought it was so awesome to see a girl out there, so two years later we all got together and formed our own team! 

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Dirt biking brought us together, and as soon as I heard of an event we could all do together I was excited to attend, and to meet even more rad dirt bike chicks! 

HOW DID YOU GET INTO RIDING DIRT BIKES?

My husband taught me how to ride about 6 years ago.  He’s a woods rider, a fan of harescrambles and the Northeast 24-hour Challenge. And now I am too!

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One day, I told him that I wanted to learn how to ride dirt bikes. He jumped on that request so fast and found a TTR 230 on Craigslist. We got the bike during a snow storm in March, and my lessons started right away in a frozen cornfield! 

I outgrew the 230 and then upgraded to a 250.  Fast forward a few more bikes, and I’m currently on a KTM 350xcf-w. I am in love with this bike. 

Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

I am so glad I met other girls who ride as well though. It has helped boost my confidence and has motivated me to sign up for more races! So, again, I was really excited to continue on to a ladies-only event.

DID YOU FACE ANY TOUGH CHALLENGES?

Yes, a little over a year ago I broke my arm while riding. I hit a tree, and the tree stopped actually me from going down a ravine, so that was actually not the worst it could have been.  It could have been much worse than a broken arm!

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But, as they say, success is determined by how you handle challenges, and I wasn’t about to mope around because I couldn’t ride.  I am an avid trail runner, and had a 1/2 marathon 3 days after I broke my arm.  I powered through and crossed that finish line with a smile on my face!

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you confront fear. So this past year, with each ride I would try to improve any skill that I could to get back out riding with confidence.

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DID YOU HAVE TO FACE ANY CHALLENGES WHEN ATTENDING OVER AND OUT?

Well, immediately after signing up, I thought to myself, “How the heck am I supposed to get my bike there?” It is great having my husband to ride with all the time because he takes care of hauling the bikes, not to mention bike maintenance. But I wouldn’t have him to help me this time, and I had a group of 5 girls traveling together out there from several hours away.

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

So, a week before the event, my husband gave me lessons on how to strap my bike down and how to haul our trailer with his dually truck.  I hauled ALL the bikes while my friend hauled her camper. Once we made it safely to the event, I had a sigh of relief but also this amazing feeling of: “I DID IT!!!!!!” I felt like jumping up and down I was so happy!

I now have a hitch and dirt bike rack for my SUV so that I can go out riding whenever I want. One thing this event taught me is that I can survive riding without my husband and have a really fun time with the girls! 

WHAT TYPE OF RIDING DID YOU DO AT OVER AND OUT?

I rode the grass track and the woods trails.  Both the beginner and intermediate woods loops were so fun, just challenging enough and beautiful!

Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

HOW DID YOU FEEL ABOUT THE SOCIAL ASPECT AND MEETING A BUNCH OF NEW FEMALE RIDERS?

I was so excited for this part! I follow as many female riders on social media that I can (I mean, don't we all?!)  But getting the chance to meet many of these women in person was awesome! There is something really cool about learning from other females compared to riding with males, even your own husband or boyfriend.  

I met so many rad chicks, and Im looking forward to seeing them all again at the next OAO!

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Photo by Megan Maloy

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE COMING BACK IN 2019 TOO! :D

Currently I am 8 months pregnant with a little girl.  I am super bummed that I haven't sat on a dirt bike since August (though I’m truly grateful for the little blessing that is growing inside of me of course!). 

I am beyond excited to raise our little girl to be the best, badass, most inspirational moto-chick out there.  And I hope she’ll get to attend some girls dirt bike events, just like I have. I’m super thankful for such an amazing event and opportunity. 

So yes, I will be ready to ride in the spring and cannot WAIT to meet even more rad girls that ride at Over and Out!