Vicki Golden, Nate Adams train for Moto X Best Whip
Best Whip training in progress
With the recent arrival of twin baby boys, finding time to be a dad and a competitor is something that Moto X Best Whip competitor Nate Adams has never had to face before throughout his X Games career. Heading into 2016, it's a good thing he is up for the challenge. Adams recently met up with fellow Best Whip competitor Vicki Golden to get in some last-minute practice whips before making the trip to Austin, Texas, for X Games Austin 2016.
Cool and calm, Vicki Golden takes a moment to visualize her whips before jumping on her Suzuki RMZ450.
After all the years that Nate Adams has put into riding Moto X at X Games competitions, being able to still compete and do what he loves every day is a great reason to smile.
Switching it up
Vicki Golden spent the past six months riding the lighter, less powerful 250 in Supercross. And she is not the slightest bit worried about moving up to the heavier, more powerful 450 for Moto X Best Whip at X Games.
Time to take it home
Nate Adams has won many gold medals in multiple Moto X disciplines, but he has never taken home the gold in Moto X Best Whip, which is voted on via Twitter by fans of X Games.
An X Games regular
Vicki Golden has become an X Games regular, but don't forget that she is the only female competitor in any of the Moto X events in Austin.
The weapon of choice for Nate Adams is a Honda CRF450R. It will be dialed in even further and ready to go for X Games Austin 2016.
Riding a 450cc dirt bike is not for the faint of heart, and that is why Vicki Golden chose a Suzuki RMZ450 to jump at X Games Austin 2016.
Prepare for liftoff. Nate Adams will find himself in the air a lot in Austin as he is set to compete in Moto X Freestyle, Best Whip, and Step Up events at X Games.
Golden turns down
Turn down for what? For the gold medal, of course! Will Vicki Golden claim her first Best Whip victory in Austin?
Despite injuring a knee in a recent crash, Nate Adams has been spending as much time as possible preparing for Moto X Best Whip.
Adjusting to a new bike
Get under it! The added weight of the 450 compared to a 250 takes some getting used to for Vicki Golden. It's hard to tell from here.
Big in Texas
This year at X Games Austin, the Moto X Best Whip jump features a gigantic landing for riders.
Getting it sideways
Long hair, don't care. Vicki Golden gets it sideways prior to X Games Austin 2016.
Every vote counts in Moto X Best Whip, so pay close attention and vote for who you think should win the gold medal next week at X Games Austin 2016.
Austin, they're coming for you! The Moto X Best Whip field is stacked with talent, and the riders are awaiting the fans' support via Twitter during X Games Austin 2016.