What is life like for a multi-awarded moto racer who is suddenly forced to take a break from his racing machine because of a sustained injury? Oakley crew takes us for a sneak peek at Ryan Dungey’s off –track life.
“Ryan Dungey has approached the rehab from his first major injury the way he does most things: "it's a process." Every day, he gets up and goes through his routine, laid out by his trainer and doctors. It's been three months since sustaining cracked vertebrae at the 2016 Thunder Valley MX.
Ryan spent much of his summer in Belle Plaine, Minn., where his parents live, away from his dirt bikes and the race-centric scene in Florida where he resides. He's acknowledged that the injury may have been a blessing in disguise. Dirt bike racers at the highest level are always riding at less than 100-percent, with the long seasons taking their toll on the body and mind. Dungey, though forced, was finally able to rest and when his body was up for it, get to work focused solely on his conditioning.”
“And so, he's been running and riding. And fishing and going to dinner with family friends. And then getting up again to run or ride amongst the corn fields and the uncluttered highways around the family home, which is an hour outside Minneapolis.
Now that he's got full clearance to resume all activities, he's logging miles and staying on top of his diet. The injury may have been a bit of a wake-up call for the three-time Motocross and three-time Supercross Champion. He's still amongst the top racers in the sport, but immortal he is not. So as long as he can contend, he's going to do all he can to keep his mind and body sharp. So every morning, rain or shine, he pulls on his kit, puts down a cup of coffee, walks out the front door and hits the road. The 2017 season awaits.”
Through all his body strengthening activities, Ryan Dungey is guided by the Oakley Radar Pace Eyewear. Radar Pace is a real-time voice activated coaching system that creates a unique training program, tracks your performance and coaches you in the moment. It provides the important numbers – heart rate, cadence, pace, etc. during training. Also, for guys like Dungey who is motivated with a nice music playlist and just tunes out while exercising, the Radar Pace is capable of playing music from a Bluetooth-connected phone.
The Oakley crew met up with Ryan at his home after a morning ride to get a sense of how he's keeping fit and why it all matters for being the fastest man on a bike.
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