The Moto track is nice, but the HS track is not very good. It's a case of running way to many HS races on the same piece of property. Coming from Enduro riding the HS course is nothing but Moto track through the woods. Alot of people like it cause it is easy, but it is to beat up and fast for me.
I will say it's been 2 or 3 years since I've been there so maybe it's nicer now.
Dan - Offroadr is right. There are other reasons too.
1) The motocross track is very beginner friendly.
2) The GP track is long and also beginner friendly. It's a great place to ride without having to worry about jumps and whoops.
3) There's enough variety in the woods for riders of all skill levels.
4) Wide-open trails are good for the night poker run.
I get it now.... I figured there was a bit more than I was hearing.
Before I got into actual woods riding, we "trail raced" in southern WI on the Cheese Country Trail. Same situation. ATV wide, and we rode it wide open. It actually gave me a reason for my old 94 CR250.
After getting a good taste of tight woods, I have no desire to go down at 50MPH, when I can bounce off trees at 10MPH....
I'm headed to Spodefest, either way, but just had a few questions.
I've ridden the Cheese Country trail, and I'll tell you that Casey is NOTHING like that! You could drive a Mack truck down those "trails"!
Yeah, Casey's a little more open than a typical HS, but the guys did a good job with the course layout last year--fun stuff. (Not nearly as many log crossings as you're used to, though!
Casey has trails similar to those worn-in woods trails at Byron--nice and twisty. You'll still want your handguards!
[This message has been edited by LoriKTM (edited 03-27-2001).]
From the Sodefest point of view it is a great place to have fun days. My point of view was coming from a racers side. Hope I didn't upset any of you guys. There was a time that they had great HS races, they were both tight and fast, but that was in late 80's. I know there has to be a good loop in there so I hope you guys lay one out.