Russell Bobbitt is back on Seat Time! Bobbitt is a 5 Time AMA National Enduro Champion, past ISDE Team USA Competitor, and general badass on two wheels! We spend time chatting about bike setup, racing in Canada, Gnarly Routes Tours, his Coaching endeavors, and mountain bikes!
Bobbitt has a lot of years of experience riding and racing dirt bikes, and his bike setups have changed throughout the years. He used to go for a hard hitting, fast as possible bike, where now he looks for a balanced bike, with usable power. His suspension is a tad past comfortable, since he knows he needs to prepare for the odd hard hits.
Gnarly Routes, a dirt bike vacation and touring company started with friend Cole Kirkpatrick, has been going on for five years. They have taken enthusiasts all over the country, helping them grow as riders, and as people, while gaining experiences on two wheels that will last a lifetime.
The Coaching that Bobbitt is doing now is a way to give back to the community. He’s picked up a few things here and there throughout his long racing career, and it’s great to hear how much he gets back helping other riders.
Lastly we discuss mountain bikes. Bobbitt recently finished the Trans Sierra Norte in Oaxaca, Mexico. This mountain bike stage race sounds like a heck of a great time, and his dirt bike skills bleed right over to this style of racing. It’s been great to see mountain biking grow within the dirt biking community. Hopefully this trend continues.