Archive for October 2008
Rode some trails just south of Pine Valley with my friend, John. Had an absolute blast! He set his camera to take a self photo of us on top of a small hill. Absolutely beautiful weather and riding conditions! That TW200 is some machine! I see now why they are so popular. My DR350 did very well on its initial outting. Very stable and fun to ride!
Well, after going to the Dirt Bike School last weekend, I started searching for a dual purpose bike of my own with the money I had left over from the sale of my 04 Ninja 250. I found this bike through a new dirt bike riding friend (thanks John!) . It only has 4636 miles on it and should turn out to be a reliable bike! I replaced the petcock with a Pingle petcock and did a full maintenance check and service on it. It runs great!
I was invited to be a student last weekend at an MSF Dirt Bike School, Introduction to Trail Riding. I took a neighbors 1975 Yamaha DT250B. The course was held at Hidden Valley State Recreational Vehicle Area near Gorman, Ca. I had a blast and made some new friends as well! Even though I originally learned to ride in the dirt in 1964 and rode dirt regularly up until 1983, I felt this class would be a good time to see if I could still do it and learn anything I could. I exceeded all my expectations by learning alot and having so much fun, and I wasn’t completely wore out after it was over. I should have some action pictures sent to me soon. Here’s a pic of the DT250B after unloading from the trip, pretty dusty!:
Found this picture of my actual Suzuki I owned before I joined the Navy. Sure wished I would of kept it. It was a 125cc 2 cylinder 2 stroke that ran pretty good. I rode it from Houston, Texas to Sonora, Texas and back in the summer of 1971. Had to stop in Fredricksburg, Texas to repair some broken spokes in the rear wheel. Never figured out why they broke.