A tribute to the passing of motocross rider Brian Swink
Everything on Earth has a finite life span, including the Earth itself. Don''t get too concern though, the Earth has about 2 billion years or so left to live. There''s plenty of time for you to enjoy life, but make sure you make the most of it while you have it. Ask Neil deGrasse Tyson about Earth''s life expectancy and it''s demise if you get the chance to meet him.
With the passing of motocross rider Brian Swink,I can''t help but think about the 1991 and 1992 seasons of Supercross and Motocross. Those were arguably the best seasons in Brian Swink''s career. Especially since Brian won the 1991 and 1992 east coast Supercross titles those years.
While Brian my have lived in the shadow of Jeremy McGrath, as everyone else did during the mid to late 1990s, he struggled to find the speed to win races as he did as an amateur and his 1991 and 1992 seasons. Brian rode for several factory teams during his pro career.
In addition, Brian had some private demons he had been dealing with for some time. I recall talking to him about a picture of him that I posted online.
The pressure to succeed at anything in life is tremendous. For the factory Motocross rider, the pressure to win is always there. They say you are only as good as your last race. Make sure the last one counts.
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