The Roots MX August 2014 - Page 91

But Collier’s is not just another sad story of ‘what could have been.’ He lost more than motos. He lost sight of the very thing that drew him to the bike in the first place. Sometimes you have to start again, to reclaim what once was. and I just didn’t have the money to really make it happen. Kenny stepped up to the plate with Little D at FMF and RedBull LAX and they made it happen for me. It’s been really, really cool. Got a lot of great people helping me out and having a lot of fun.” Collier put motocross aside to get a job as a water treatment technician so he could repay his debts and support his son. In the meantime, he allowed himself some time to heal, both physically and mentally, as he began to rebuild. Collier found himself bolstered up by people who, for love of the sport, wanted to see him back on the bike. Today, as Collier reflects on his tumultuous love affair with the bike, there is not a hint of regret or self-pity in his voice. The darkness is behind him, and now, sitting in the sun-lit forest at 8,000 feet elevation in Mammoth watching his son play in the dirt, he is candid and content. On May 24th, Collier raced the Glen Helen Pro Motocross National. The date was significant to him, as it m &