2021 Bison Track Sponsored Rider, Chandler Slagle
Location: Denison, TX
Facebook Profile: Chandler Slagle
Nickname: Speed Bump
Favorite Track: Barber Motorsports Park
How did you get into motorcycles? From as early as i can remember, i always thought motorcycles were cool. My mom however, disagreed. She always said, "There is NO way in my household, that you and your brothers will own motorcycles". I always figured this stemmed from the fact that the day my mom met my dad, he had a paper sack with some of the parts left over from his motorcycle that he had wrecked a few days prior. Motorcycles were dangerous. My brothers and I decided when we would just have to wait till we were adults and buy them anyway. Years later, my brothers and I all ride, and my mom has a Ninja 250 of her own!
Why do you ride? For me, riding is my get away from the stress of life's responsibilities and hardships. When i feel overwhelmed with everything, a little throttle therapy to clear my head has always done me well. Riding a motorcycle proficiently at high speed requires ALL of your attention and focus, leaving no room for anything else. It's hard to answer such a question simply, but sometimes the saying 'less is more' rings true. For me, its a meditation in motion.
Career Highlight: Winning my first ever race at the same race track the first race back after i nearly died at almost a year prior. Placing 17th in my second MotoAmerica appearance at Barber Motorsports Park
Favorite Bike to Ride: BMW S1000RR
How do you prepare to go on the track? Rossi stretch followed by a few deep breaths on the bike
Goals for 2021: [ ] Score points in a MotoAmerica Twins Cup race
[ ] Win an off-road race
[ ] Improve as a rider, an athlete and an ambassador of the sport
Why do you choose Bison Track? Bison Track has a special place in my heart. Rob and I became friends through our rivalry in the CMRA series and lots of close racing, which grew into a friendship with the entire Lackey clan. When Rob approached me about his business idea, I was skeptical, but his passion about the sport and desire to 'get it right' was apparent. I knew he wouldn't put me in a suit that he didn't trust completely to save his own hide. Bison is more than just a motorcycle leathers company, its a family, a herd, of like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts, passionate about enjoying our sport in the safest way possible.