Ashley Fiolek – Yamaha is Calling

Image left woman sitting on motocross motocycle. Image right Woman pulling handle bars of bike back to ride on rear wheel

Just got back from California, again! I had to go back and forth for both rounds of the SX races. It wasn’t 2 trips I planned on making, but it was for an awesome reason! Yamaha asked me to be their brand ambassador which has been a dream of mine for some time now. I was so excited when they contacted me and asked me to come out and pick up a new YZ 125 and to watch the first SX race in Anaheim.

When I got my new bike we went up into the hills to ride it was so much fun we had a great time. We also got to hit Hanna sushi a couple of times, yum that is my favorite sushi restaurant! We went back for the second SX round in San Diego because the Yamaha team asked me to be part of their presentation of their new bikes. The riders all met up at a K1 speed go kart track and I was introduced to all of the Monster Energy/Yamaha team. We all had such a blast racing go karts with everyone.

The drive out there and back met up with some problems ‘haha’, of course it was not smooth. When we started to head out we decided to stop in Vegas and ride out in the desert after that we would have a 5 hour drive to get to our AirBnB in San Diego. We had a great time riding and then loaded up everything. The drive was going well and then BAM everything stopped! A semi flipped over and was blocking both sides of the road. Ugh what was supposed to be 5 hours literally took 11!

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On the way back home we had to do the whole trip at once and of course there was a snow storm so a lot of white knuckle driving. Oh well we still had a great time and the trip was definitely worth it.

We were going to ride at Fox Raceway with the Yamaha team, but times got messed up so we decide to drive up to Cahuilla Creek MX to ride some more on my new bike. I can’t even explain how amazing it feels. It’s so easy to control in the corners and the power is absolutely fast!

I haven’t been to California for a couple of years now so it was nice to be able to get back and to ride on some familiar tracks. Hopefully, I will be back out there soon to ride some more and to watch some more incredible SuperCross races.

Stadium with dirt motorcycle track
SX Anaheim race


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