Luke Wheeler

Freestyle Motocross

TNI Rider Luke Wheeler

Team TNI Rider Luke Wheeler

 

True Northern Industries proudly sponsors Team TNI Rider Luke Wheeler! Luke is an up and coming freestyle motorcross athlete with a strong background in motorcross racing. We discovered Luke via Instagram and we were instantly impressed with this guy! He is currently mentored by Jeff Fehr and it really shows in his riding style. To introduce you to Luke we decided to do a quick Question and Answer session with him. Check it out below and be sure to follow him on Instagram to keep up with his latest updates.

 Q & A

Age : 28

Height: 6 ft

Years Riding: 12

Resides: Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada

Q: Hey Luke how did you first get involved in the sport of Freestyle Motocross?

A: I Have always loved the sport of FMX ever since I was young. The Crusty Demon movies are what really drew me to it! It was right up my alley, I have always been one to show off at the track more so than going fast! Haha

Q: Whats it like having a FMX legend like Jeff Fehr as a mentor?

A:  Its pretty sweet having a guy like Jeff to ask questions about certain tricks and such! He’s also been a big help introducing me to other riders in the sport and bringing me to some of the top guys riding compounds!

Q: Hows the riding scene in Vanderhoof?

A: The riding scene around me is pretty brutal to be honest! Ive travelled a lot this past year just to ride with people. Its always fun riding at other people places and meeting new friends so its worth it haha! I think the best training facility I have rode at is Kyle Demelo’s from Oliver. He is a pretty big name and with a facility like that it really shows in his riding!

Q: What are your goals and plans for 2016?

A: My goal for 2016 is to keep progressing with my tricks, hopefully pick up a spot in a few FMX shows but most importantly just have fun on my dirt bike!

Q: Right on man all the best! Would you like to give a shout out to anyone?

A: Would like to give a huge shout out to my wife Vanessa for always supporting me! Kourtney from Cycle North for all the help, FXR and True Northern Industries for hooking me up with some gear!

Speed Round

Q: First dirt bike?

A: 1983 Honda XR 50

Q: Favourite place to ride?

A: Hell Billy ranch in Alberta with the Flossy Bumz boys!

Q:Battle scars?

A: Three surgeries on my right knee, fractured L2 in my lower back and a lot of road rash haha

Q:Favourite rider?

A: Pastrana, he is a legend in whatever he does!

Q:Favourite food?

A:Tacos

Q: Favourite Movie

A: Hangover 1

Q: Celebrity crush?

A: Well if I wasn’t married Megan Fox haha

Q: Words to live by

A: Remember who you are!!

 

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