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Tharyn Richards


“Friendly Foot takes great care of my feet and my boots on race day. After a 9-10 hour race day FF helps keep my feet dryer, boots fresher, and it protects me against pesky foot problems athletes often get. This is a product I wish I had found much sooner, not just for racing, for everyday use in all my footwear!"

“Friendly Foot takes great care of my feet and my boots on race day. After a 9-10 hour race day FF helps keep my feet dryer, boots fresher, and it protects me against pesky foot problems athletes often get. This is a product I wish I had found much sooner, not just for racing, for everyday use in all my footwear!"
(Tharyn's Discount Code:  #TharynRichards)  
Photo Cred: Mark Hector
At the age of 3 her passion for speed and adrenaline was ignited after hopping aboard her first motorized vehicle solo.
 
Photo Cred: Mark Hector           
Tharyn Richards who is now 26 resides in her hometown of Bellingham, Washington and races competitive vintage motocross. She has taken her love of motocross in a direction unique from others her age by racing historical motocross bikes in a time when new wave motocross technology is at it’s peak. Tharyn is commonly asked why she chooses to race historical bikes; we decided to let her answer that herself.
                                                                                                 
 Photo Cred: RacinPics
“I love the people I race with. I love the atmosphere in the pits, it is competitive yet we have each others backs and at the end of the day we are all friends, some like family. Resurrecting and bringing these bikes back to life, giving them a second chance to do what they were built to do is so cool to me, I feel as though we are allowing a great part of history to live in the present. I really feel as though I have gained a deeper appreciation and respect for where this amazing sport began and the pioneers who helped it become what it is today."
                                                                                                                 
Photo Cred: Mark Hector
Riding was a passion for Tharyn for many years before she considered entering her first race. She was inspired by her mom Nancy Richards who had been racing for years in the vintage circuit along with her 86 year old friend Paul Nielsen who still races motocross to this day. In 2014 Tharyn and her mom Nancy joined together forming one of the few mother-daughter motocross duos around. For the past 3 years Tharyn and Nancy have traveled together, been each others support crew and even line up and compete in a mother- daughter battle regularly on the track.
 
(Tharyn and her mom Nancy right behind her on #311)  Photo Cred: Mark Hector
Tharyn has won 4 championships and has had some notable accomplishments with 28 first place finishes and 43 podium finishes overall in just 3 years of racing. 
Tharyn’s race season is slightly shorter this year as she is embarking on an exciting new adventure as she marries her fiancé Nick this summer, but plans to be back on the track beginning in August.

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