A little perspective goes a long way. While it's easy to get bogged down in the multitude of minor hurdles that constitute the daily grind, it's important to remember there are those out there with genuine struggles. Take Darius Glover, for instance. At seven years old, he figured out he wanted to become a professional motocross rider and proceeded to dive full bore into the sport. But an accident when he was 15 left the rider paralyzed from the waist down. While doctors were busy telling him he'd never walk again, much less ride, Glover had made up his mind not to let something as silly as a disability slow him down.

With the encouragement of a few loyal friends and plenty of hard work, Glover is back to riding some four years later. And by "riding" we mean competing in some of the sport's most demanding events. You can check out his story in the video below for yourself.



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      Michael Lindsay
      • 1 Year Ago
      Before this goes too far, The video is not 100% factual. He did not qualify for Loretta's, he scored a DNF and DNS in his qualifiers. He was Not allowed to race at the Florida Mini O's though... here is a post on a motocross message board from Davey Coombs that runs MX Sports the promoter of Loretta Lynn's amateur national. "While I personally find Darius to be an incredible inspiration and a very cool kid, this video is not factually correct. Darius was not disqualified nor prevented from racing at the Regional in 2011. After much discussion at the Regional in Gainesville, he was permitted to compete. He scored a DNF in one moto and DNS in the other two for a 57th place overall finish. He did not actually qualify for Loretta Lynn's Finals. Last year he came to the ranch as a spectator to watch and we were very pleased to invite him to participate in a parade lap as a guest and check out the track for himself. The rule in question regarding Darius in the first place was this (on Page 8): "The rider must be large enough and mature enough to control his or her motorcycle at all times and to ride it safely. This includes stopping, starting, standing still, mounting, dismounting, and putting one or both feet on the ground. The referee has the authority to disqualify a rider that cannot safely control his/her motorcycle." Needless to say, there is a concern for Darius' safety, the safety of other competitors on the track, and the safety of event personnel in the case of a crash in the middle of a championship moto or even practice. DC MX Sports "
        ejjljjr
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Lindsay
        I was going to add my 2 cents worth until I read your post. Thanks for straightening out this misinformation. It's nice that he is trying to prove himself and show the world that physically challenged people can do things, but to not be completely truthful doesn't make him look to creditable.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      klj11c
      • 1 Month Ago

      If you want to keep up with him, you can check out his website at www.ridewithdarius.com 

      madgamer
      • 1 Year Ago
      They took his money then wouldn't even let him ride? What a bunch of horse s**t. If anything, he is at a disadvantage on those slow corners, not being able to have a foot out to stabilize. Dude is tough. I can't imagine taking some of those landings without having your legs helping brace for it.
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can\'t believe they would not let him race. They are the ones who did not have a leg to stand on!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Trent
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