FOX Racing Shox has a deep heritage in off road racing and they wanted to share some of that with us during the Outdoor Demo. From huge bypass shocks on their Baja trucks to the much smaller RP23 air shocks on our bikes, FOX is about racing and developing products that stand up to those rigors. Aaron Larocque and I had the pleasure of traveling from Las Vegas, NV to Sandy Valley, CA to experience first hand what it is like to drive a desert racing buggy. The buggies were all equipped with FOX Racing shocks and ready for action.
The buggies awaiting to be test driven by all the invited media and industry personnel at the Sandy Valley Race Track.
The course that was laid out was close to a mile in length and featured everything one needed to really get a feel for how the buggies handled desert terrain.
I had the pleasure of piloting this machine for three laps to what may be a top life experience from the motor side of my world.
Look at the size of these shocks - you won't find these on the average pick up truck.
Dave Weagle was also in the house and having an amazing time.
Light em up Dave!
Once we'd experienced what the buggies were capable of in our own hands, it was time to hit the road again to see what a full scale Prerunner was capable of in the hands of a professional driver. We stopped in Goodsprings, NV where we were piloted across the desert by FOX Racing Shox' resident professional offroad driver, John Marking in a 680hp Prerunner.
Work first, then play. Aaron stands perched atop a hill waiting to capture the Prerunner as it blasts across the parched landscape.
John Marking loads up everyone two at a time for an 80 mile an hour rip through the rough.
Look at that dust trail - this truck is going over 80 miles an hour at this point.
One word - BRAP!
Aaron and I's day just kept getting better and I couldn't help but walk around with a silly grin on for hours! It was our turn to hold on.
Ya, I was just in there!
For those of you reading, you may be wondering what this has to do with the bikes that we ride? It is facets of the FOX Racing Shox company like the Offroad Racing division that often initialize technologies that trickle down into what we as bikers get to experience on a daily basis. FOX Racing Shox has a very passionate cycling division and they are able to progress and evolve the suspension that we love on our bikes thanks to other sectors on their company.
Thanks to FOX Racing Shox
and Zero One Odysseys
for putting together a great day in the desert that we won't soon forget.