Troy Turner, Creative Director/Principal at V2Works, has been spending a lot of time working closely with DirtFish internally as well as on-site at their Rally School. When applying the Brandgineering by Design™ process, V2Works' makes clients a part of the team — becoming an integral part of the development process. In this case, Troy has been at DirtFish getting to know their company's past, present and future goals. A side benefit? Rally Car driving.
While attending the Seattle Seahawks pre game activities, Troy and Kathleen were stopped in their tracks and asked to pose for a picture with the infamous “Mama Lynch.” Delisa Lynch is the mother of Seattle Seahawk #24, running back, Marshawn Lynch. Nicknamed “Beast Mode” for his aggressive running style — but equally known for his love of Skittles. The game was a success as the Seahawks went on to win the NFC Championship! Now on to the playoffs with the home field advantage and the spirit of the 12th Man! Go Hawks!
I have been riding for about 45 years and have done just about everything you can on a dirt bike. I can’t claim to be the fastest or the most talented, but for me it’s about just being out there. I have spent time on motocross tracks, poker runs, enduros, desert races, sand dunes…. but my favorite terrain will always be trail riding. It doesn’t matter if you’re with a buddy, your family, or a whole group, just getting out there puts a smile on my face. I enjoy casual rides, technical rides and seat-of-your-pants-(probably-should-slow-down)-rides. Packing up a lunch and heading for the hills is my family’s favorite past time. One of our favorite destinations is Quartz Mountain on the Taneum Ridge trail system here in Washington. This trail [...]
There is a place in central Washington called the Potholes Reservoir. The Potholes Reservoir is part of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project that was formed by the O’Sullivan Dam back in the 1950′s. The reservoir is fed by water from Moses Lake which is part of the Crab Creek basin. I grew up nearby and my parents spent many weekends water skiing on this lake. Now, my family and I like to head over to Potholes every chance we get, in August when the water is warm. At sunrise we head down to H2O Watersports and rent several jet bikes for the day. The first thing we do is run to the north end, exploring the hundreds of small sandy islands, until we claim one for the day and [...]
I tried motocross racing a couple times. I did OK but I didn’t have that ‘killer instinct.’ I would always push for preserving the body versus winning. But, I do love launching off a double and flying through the air. It’s just one of those things that feels right. When I was a kid we thought using a car hood as a ramp to get 10 feet was pretty cool, but now with the high-tech bikes, that’s a joke. If you take the time to learn how to jump properly it’s as smooth as glass unless you come up short (or in my case sometimes jumping too far). My favorite track story is when I was at a local track, which is sadly closed now. I was doing my [...]
My favorite race of the year is the Desert 100 put on by the Stump Jumpers, from Washington. They are a family oriented, off-road, motorcycle club that loves to have fun while promoting motorcycling and the safe use of motorcycles. The world famous Desert 100 started in 1969 (once known as Mattawa) and has been the most prestigious off road race of the year for everyone north of California. Racers come from all over the states, and even further, to participate. Personally I started going to this race about 25 years ago and have only missed two years in all that time. It was just me and my Dad in a small camper. We would ride the Poker Run on Saturday, and then on Sunday Dad was my pit [...]
Everyone has a place they go to find themselves. My place is a campground that I have been going to for about 45 years. I’m not going to tell you where it is, because I really don’t want more people to show up. It’s not very big, or well known, but it’s nestled in the woods along a river. We have no electricity, water, or sewer… but access to dozens of great single-track motorcycle trails. My dad took us there when I was just a kid, back in the 60′s and 70′s, and I have been taking my family there since my kids born. This campground has been a part of our family for so long, that I know the area better than my own backyard. My kids learned how [...]
When I was about 6 or 7 my dad took the family camping. I’m not even sure where it was anymore, but I took off dirt-biking and broke several of my dad’s very strict rules: Don’t ride by yourself. Don’t ever ride on the roads. I not only took off on my Honda 50, by myself, but I also hopped onto the gravel road. After riding for about 10 minutes I ran out of gas and was stranded. Then, after a while longer, I started walking. I got about a 1/4 mile down the road and a county sheriff came around the corner. When I saw him I immediately broke into tears… I could picture my dad having to bail me out of jail and I would have to [...]
Being unplugged to me is more than not having WiFi. It means no phones, texting, Facebook, gaming, TV, watches… nothing. When I take the family camping, we go to a place where there is virtually no way to contact the outside world. When the sun comes up you have breakfast, then you get on the dirt bikes and head for the trails. When the sun sets you eat dinner… how simple. Building a great campfire, telling stories and eating s’mores is at the top of the list for the evening. Having a few brews with friends and exaggerating how well you rode that day. It’s almost impossible to explain the feeling. On Sunday you pack up and head for home… once you get cell service, bells and whistles go [...]
I love Poker Runs. For those of you that don’t know the rules, you ride from check-point to check-point and get dealt a playing card at each stop. At the end of the event you win based on your hand. I never win but it’s a great way to get out there and ride. It’s not a timed race so it’s more relaxed and the whole family can go. We do several a year and never get tired of the events. There are plenty around, just search poker runs in your area. By the way, there are poker runs for all kinds of sports. My second favorite is snow machines in the winter. Same rules just different sport. Get out there.