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Interview with Ben Spies

You are different than some riders in that you have many outside interests. You own and ride for a pro cycling team. You are an owner of a popular restaurant in Dallas. Did this wider perspective help you feel more comfortable with you decision to leave a factory ride with Yamaha? Your motorcycle racing career is going to continue in 2013, but you also realize there's more to life than motorcycle racing?

Ben Spies:
Motorcycles aren't the only thing. That comes in with not just the property that I do. I have a buddy, and we invest and we build houses. I have a couple restaurants now and with the cycling team and trying to get my hand in a couple of other things.

But just realising that due to family and other things like that, racing is my job, but it's not the first thing, and it is not the most important thing in life. Not many riders realise that until it is almost too late, and they have wasted a lot of what could have been. I have realised that pretty early and taking as much of advantage as I can.




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roadking03 - Unregistered

August 16, 2012 1:25 PM

I guess racing at that level carries alot of stress,just like a job would, and lot of the racers do it for the love and the fun of the competiton of racing...Once that is gone it's time to move on to other things...Dorna and the factories are going to ruin the series....go back 20 yrs ago or so and take notes....



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