What’s your name?
Robert Fry aka Big RF
Where are you from?
Royse City, Texas
Who is(are) your rider(s)?
Brody Fry #53 and Levi “Scooter” Fry #76
How long have you been a moto dad?
Were you into motorcycles before becoming a moto dad?
Yes, I’ve always loved motorcycles even when my own dad refused to buy me one. Once I could afford my own, I began racing and stopped racing once my first son was born.
Describe a typical race weekend for you.
The entire week before a race I have multiple bikes to prep and maintain, then it’s load up the camper and travel near and far for my boys. Set up camp and begin prepping bikes for practice and motos. Having two boys racing, it can be a bit chaotic, but I wouldn’t change a thing and I’ll do whatever I need to do to help them achieve their goals!
What’s your family’s favorite meal to have at the track?
Breakfast tacos and fajitas/chicken tacos or pizza for my youngest (his race fuel).
Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions while spectating?
We pray with our boys every moto while they are on the gate and my boys sign “I
love you” before the gate drops to let my wife and I know they are ready and focused!
Most nerve-wracking moment watching your kid(s) race/ride?
The most nerve-wracking is watching my boys clear huge jumps, but Scooter makes me the most nervous every race because he is fearless and nothing holds him back - reminds me of me!
Favorite part about spending time at the track?
The time with my family and my moto family, it’s awesome the support that is shown at the track!
Favorite and least favorite part about traveling to the races?
Favorite part is the jam sessions/rocking out with my wife and boys and my least favorite is the longer drives because my wife won’t pull our toy hauler, so the drive can be tiring for me.
Craziest travel story?
Being at Ponca a few years back in the horrible storms and then our water tank exploding.
Most important lesson motocross teaches at a young age?
Setting goals and working extremely hard on staying focused on achieving those goals, and always remaining humble to the sport and the riders!
Biggest sacrifice you’ve had to make for amateur motocross?
I was always a big hunter all year long, but when my boys showed such heart for motocross I gave up hunting so they could chase their dreams.
Proudest moment of your career as a moto dad thus far?
I have two moments: #1 was when my oldest Brody sacrificed his winning position just so another rider could have their first experience at a podium finish and #2 at Ponca 2019, Scooter got T-boned off the start and instead of worrying about himself or his own bike he ran to render aid to another rider who was trapped under his bike. He sacrificed his overall finishing position because he knew that helping someone in need was more important than any trophy.
What’s your favorite track?
Who is your favorite pro racer (past or present)?
What is your favorite type of music?
What hobbies do you have away from motorcycles?
None LOL...there’s no time for me to have a hobby with two kids training and racing all over.
What is your beverage of choice?
Any advice for the moto dads of the future?
Don’t pressure your kids and make racing a job. It’s supposed to be fun and something you can do as a family! Don’t get caught up in all the hype. Celebrate every small victory and learn from every moto! Listen to your kids - they know their bikes and they know their limits, they are still kids in a big sport!