Last summer we started building a little dirt track out back behind the house. Mark (Gonyou) and I, along with Joe, my brother Matt and Tim (Miller) spent a fair bit of time working on the layout and the track surface, which started out mostly as weeds and some trees. We borrowed a quad to clear the track initially and then worked on it by hand (in hindsight, we should have rented a Cat), shoveling and moving dirt, building up banking and trying to make for a nice technical layout.
So far this spring there's been a bunch of new growth, so we've been re-carving out the track to some extent over the last couple weeks. This past weekend we had quite a few XR100's out. It was pretty funny. The rules – stock, bone stock. Mufflers, engine and everything in between have to stay stock. The kid-sprung spring on the back is a bit soft, so that can be modified so it doesn't feel like you're riding on a pogo stick.
It's been a blast riding the XR's and good training for the big bikes as well. We have our local dirt-riding ringer (Mark) and Oliver (Gooden), who took the American Supercamp school, so it's good riding with them and learning new techniques. Mark had a borrowed TTR 125 last year that he rode, but that was sold over the winter, so he was left without a bike. He surprised us all Sunday morning when he showed up with a XR100 of his own that he just picked up. Devin and Aubrey (Stewart) who wanted to ride, picked up an XR100 as well a few days prior and brought it over. Rather quickly, we've gotten a nice group who all have the same bike that we can run around and bang bars with. Dad had a borrowed bike last year that he no longer has, so he's next on the list to pick up one. :)
Do we have lap timers on the bike? Of course. The first Windham Acres Invitational is coming up soon, after all …Monday, June 4th, 2012 | POSTED AT: 6:43 AM
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