Lets see, where should I begin? Well, hopefully you already know my name, though I will admit, I did almost start this with "Hello, my name is Krystle". Glad I didn't!! Anyways, to get you up to date, I'm a married woman being with the same person for 18 years. I currently work at a company called LandandWildlife.com as an Office Administrator, and I also have my own printing business on the side focused on dirt bike, snowbike, and snowmobile graphics. We have a wonderful but crazy little girl born in 2012 named Peighton, keep an eye out for her name in upcoming years! Postpartum hit me hard, and I spiraled down the dark rabbit hole battling depression and severe anxiety, and not really knowing what was wrong. It took a good year before I felt physically normal, and another year of getting back on the bike to finally be rescued. Motocross has had such a huge impact on my life, and it definitely saved me from a dark place. Since having my daughter I have transitioned into the world of off road racing, competing in GPs throughout Oregon, poker runs, and XC's as well. Being back in the game only 3 years, I was running in the front of the Women's A class in my state. In June of 2016, my brother was killed in a car accident from falling asleep behind the wheel. I completely disappeared from the scene after that, and fought hard to not go back to the dark world of depression. I questioned myself on how I could continue, how could I be happy again, there is no more joy. I even questioned if I would ever ride again. Watching my parents suffer the loss of their child at age 23, How could I do anything that posed a risk? I'm a wife, a daughter, a mom... But I am also an athlete, and a competitor. Once again, dirt bikes and my moto family brought me out of a dark place and though I suffer the pain of losing my brother everyday, I am more motivated than ever to get out and live life to the fullest!
As a racer, I believe we can always be improving, and one way I want to do so, is to try out as many different disciplines as I can. I have done Moto, Arenacross, supermoto, XC, GP, and even ventured into the world of snowbikes. I hope to hit some Western Hare Scrambles, ISDE's, and anything else within range. One thing I had never done was consistently ride an entire series competing for points. In 2019, I accomplished that goal, completing the entire OMRA GP series. Though my ultimate goal was to not only commit to a full series, but to win it. Sadly, I came up 2 points short in the end. We had some bad luck starting the year with a shoulder injury from a car wreck, and a bike blowing up mid season. The replacement bike I bought NEW, had actually been used and blown up by the local shop, which resulted in poor performance at the next round, not knowing what the situation was, then causing me to sit out the following round while we waited to figure out what had happened. With the help of Kawasaki Corporate, we were able to locate another bike on the west coast and have it sent to me in time for the NEXT round. Through this season, I also developed a great relationship with the guys at Rekluse, and would not have been able to put in the results I did without them. Despite not taking the win, I did have some 1st place finishes, and the PROGRESS that was made through the season I have to say, blows me away. That in itself to me is an absolute win. Coming into 2020 was tough coming off of a pretty intense shoulder injury and surgery. When I did get back on the bike, I had found that it had affected me mentally more than I anticipated. I had made some set up changes trying to be proactive with my shoulder, that were causing the disconnect I was feeling. It took a couple months to realize that those changes were what had me feeling so off on the bike, to the point of severely dampening my confidence in a very detrimental way. Once I realized this, and we reverted back, things started to DRASTICALLY improve. Overall, despite some bad luck and crashes, my pace exceeded my expectations after the lack of confidence in the spring, and I am so eager to get back out there and lay that pace down again. We recently spent some time in California, and with the setup reverted and suspension rebuilt, I am feeling even better on the bike than I have in years, especially on the track. For the remainder of 2020, the focus will be getting more time on the bike, and prepping for 2021. We hope to hit as many races as we can, with a focus still on offroad, and adding in some bigger regional moto races. Thank you to all who have supported me through the years, and I hope to have the opportunity to continue representing the brands that help me succeed! My goal is to be on the bike as much as possible always, and to always continue to improve my skills, continue to grow, expand, and do the best that I can every given day. Everyday on a dirt bike is a good day, there are no bad days when it comes to dirt bikes!
In 2005 I attended the US Open in Vegas the first year that they offered a women's class. 18 women in the nation went and I had the honor of being one of them. I have been featured in RacerX USA, RacerX of Canada, back in that day I was the #1 viewed rider on the site MXresultz.com out of over 10,000. I have been fortunate to have had the ability to go to many different events in many different places. More recently as mentioned above, I have greatly broadened my riding horizons over many different horizons. Racing in my first ever AMA snowbike race was definitely a highlight. I think a highlight, or probably best labeled an accomplishment, was getting back into riding after having my daughter, and again after losing my brother. As mentioned, I found my self in a very deep, dark hole, and I fully believe riding brought me out. When I started back again, I had so much fear in me, and looking back I laugh, but at the time I never thought I would be past 1st gear. Now, I am a top competitor in the Womens A class in my state. When I started back again, another fellow rider and I hosted a womens training class in which we had almost 30 women attending. I would count this as a highlight also because of the experience to support, encourage, teach, inspire, and contribute to being a pioneer for the women in our sport, was such a gratifying feeling, that I make this kind of a goal every time I see someone new at the track. I try my best to be an inspiration and to encourage ALL lady riders. Also I think my most recent accomplishment, is racing a Sprint Enduro for the first time, and winning! What a fun race that was. I am so thankful everyday for the opportunities God has given me, and every time I ride it truly is a highlight because it was something I thought i would never be able to do again. It is hard to come up with a "list" as I really just enjoy being on my dirt bike, riding at the top of my abilities. I am hoping to continue growing the list of highlights and accomplishments, and I will share these as time goes on.