Josh – KTM 500EXC
MVDBR founder and dirt bike aficionado, Josh rode a Yamaha DT175 and Kawasaki KDX200 in his teens and early 20s then stopped riding only to start up again at the midlife crisis age of 40. Switching to 4-strokes, he started with a Yamaha WR250R but soon outgrew the road-trail and moved to a WR450F and then the KTM 500. Dirt bike injuries so far include a fractured 5th metatarsal, broken collarbone, concussion, and plenty of bruises and scrapes. Can regularly be spotted at the emergency dept of Gympie Hospital.
Nat – KTM 350EXC
Nat first started riding at the ripe old age of 32 when she worked at Gympie Motorcycles. Her first bike was a Honda CRF150F but wanting a registered ‘enduro’, she inherited Josh’s WR250R and proceeded to bling it up with pink awesomeness. She recently traded in the Yamaha on a 2016 KTM 350EXC and is loving the extra power and superior suspension so far. Dirt bike injuries include numerous sprains, bruises, and a dodgy knee.
Coxy – KTM 450EXC
We’ve been riding with Simon on & off for a few years now, another Imbil area local who likes to get out on the bike when he can. A skilled rider with a shiny head, he recently upgraded to a 2016 450 Kato.
Chris – Sherco 300SE-R
Chris started riding in his late 20s on a brand new WR450F, and later traded that in on a new Factory Sherco 300 2-stroke. One of MVDBR’s original stunt crew, he doesn’t mind entertaining us with his shenanigans and sending it for the camera. Chris has suffered a broken wrist and vine burn around the neck from riding dirt bikes.
Roy – Husaberg FE390
Roy started riding at the age of 6 but more recently was riding a KTM 250EXC 2-banger when we first met him. Since then he’s gotten himself a DRZ-400 tractor and traded the KTM for a Berg 390. Known for his wild and woolly dreadlocks, Roy often entertains us with his ‘just send it’ riding style. Roy has almost lost his nuts and foot to the dirt bikes but otherwise has been lucky.
Danny – KTM 1090 ADV/Yamaha WR450F
Danny is our resident Adventure Rider. He used to muster cattle on a dirt bike but now he mostly sticks to the easier tracks on his WR. We sometimes like to push his limits with some of the enduro stuff and he really loves it most of the time even though the swearing and fist shaking would suggest otherwise. Danny’s injuries include a few broken ribs but nothing too serious lately.
Seb – KTM 500EXC
Seb was another WR450F rider when we first met him on our ANZAC Day Imbil ride in 2017, now he’s on the big brand new Kato five hunji. He started riding at 34 and can’t get enough of it. Seb has not sustained any major injuries on his bikes.
Razzle – KTM 450EXC
Representing the HBTR Hervey Bay crew, Razzle rode bikes on and off from the age of 11 to 21, and started up again at 40. Another victim of the midlife crisis, Razzle went straight to an older KTM 450 then later on upgraded to a 2017 model. Razz makes the journey down from the Bay to ride with us regularly. He has thus far been lucky enough to not have sustained any serious injuries from dirt biking.
Luke – Yamaha WR450F
Another from the Hervey Bay contingent, Luke doesn’t get down to ride with us very often. But when he does he never gives up, one of those blokes who will keep at a hill climb until he gets to the top. We first met Luke on our ANZAC Day ride in 2017.
Ben – Yamaha WR450F
It’s pretty obvious that Benny has been riding a long time, he rips pretty well out on the trails. His trailside shenanigans are always entertaining too especially when he brings out the Mary Poppins umbrella. Another Hervey Bay rep, Ben is also a regular in MVDBR territory. He’s had a few injuries from riding but nothing will stop him getting back on the bike, he’s truly mad keen like the rest of us.
Brendan – Sherco 300SE-R
Brendan AKA Maddog is one of the most entertaining riders we’ve ever met. He hits anything and everything on his bike with no regard for his own or his bike’s safety. It’s always a great video edit when he’s along on one of our rides. A genuine good guy, his dirt bike injuries include a partially severed toe and probably numerous others.
Mick G – KTM 300EXC 6DAYS
Our enduro cross champion, Michael is a skilled rider with endless agility and energy. Be warned though, he brings the bad juju to other riders. Well mostly just Josh. Mick also enjoys hunting, 4WDing and probably seances and black magic. We’re not sure what injuries he’s had riding usually it’s just everyone else around him 😉
Kylie – KTM 350EXC
One of our awesome chicky riders, Kylie loves getting out on the enduro and also practicing her trials riding skills. She had a pretty horrific leg break from riding a couple of years ago but that hasn’t stopped her getting back out on the KTM. We’re still looking forward to the day when she finally smashes Indicator Hill.
Bruce – Honda CR500R
Bruce is only allowed to come out riding with us on very rare occasions but when he does he rocks the big 500 2-stroke. Don’t get behind him when that thing is on the pipe.
Wayne – Husqvarna TE450
Although Wayne started riding when he was 12, he was on an XR650 when we first made his acquaintance in 2017. These days he’s on a more enduro capable Husky 450. Wayne also enjoys camping, his Nissan Patrol, and long walks along the beach. In the moonlight. Wayne’s dirt bike injuries include a broken leg, smashed teeth/face, torn ankle ligaments and 4 broken ribs.
Jozzie – KTM 350EXC
We don’t know much about Jozz the laughing enduro queen other than she rides like a demon and eats pieces of s**t like you for breakfast out on the trails. Some say her bones are made of solid titanium alloy and that’s why she’s never broken any. We like to think it’s just pure skill. Although she has ripped her shoulder tendons and also been knocked out riding motocross. Don’t get caught out in the rain with her, you’ll see her nasty side haha.
Will – Suzuki RMX450
HBTR member Willy T has joined us on a lot of our local rides. One of the rare Suzuki RMX riders, he gets out for a blast as often as he can with the local Hervey Bay boys. Riding for 8 years, Will’s had the usual bumps and bruises along with one of the most common dirt bike injuries, a broken collarbone.
Jesse – Kawasaki KLX450R
Currently our only green machine rider, we first met Jesse at the Burnt Marshmallow Crew ride. Back then he was as green as the KLX, however these days he rips it up on the big 450. Jesse started riding on a YZ80 at age 12, then moved to a ‘Berg 650 at 14, then onto the KLX. His injuries include a broken wrist and multiple shoulder dislocations, the latter which we’ve had the displeasure of witnessing first hand haha.
Mick D – Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin
One of our newest friends and resident Chris Birch impersonator, Mick throws the big AT at anything and everything. A skilled rider with over 40 years experience, he has done a great deal of adventure & enduro riding all over Australia and is awesome to watch in action. Injuries include a smashed ankle 30 years ago and more recently a broken collarbone from highsiding his KTM 640. The Africa Twin has been good to him so far though.
Dave – KTM 500EXC
Another fella new to the crew, Dave loves his KTMs and is a keen rider who gets out there whenever he can. He’s been riding since he was 7 and was on a DRZ 400 when I first met him, but hasn’t looked back since switching to the 500. Dave’s injuries include both legs and wrists broken, and broken collarbone and cracked ribs.
Wuz – Gas Gas GP250
Wuz started riding at 15 and it wasn’t long before he got competitive, doing pony express style rides in the iron man class by the age of 19. Eventually riding injuries started to affect work so he quit racing and eventually riding altogether until his son brought home a bike in 2009, reigniting the old dirt bike flame. Resuming racing it wasn’t long before the injuries started mounting up again so in 2014 Wuz toned it down and started focusing more on technical enduro type riding. Bike injuries include having his right hand smashed, both collarbones broken, and a broken foot that required a plate.
Ryno – Honda XR650R
We’ve only seen Ryno on one of our rides so far but we hope he will come along for some more. His affectionately named BRP “Big Red Pig” 650 isn’t the most ideal machine for enduro riding but he does surprisingly well on the beast, that is when IT’S not riding HIM down the hills 🙂
More rad rider profiles coming soon!