What do you guys do on the bikes?

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Just thinking, there seems to be a wide range of riders in here from trail riders, to enduro riders and mx riders and everything in between. Who does what and where???
 

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Our entire family rides motocross. We travel all over the State of Kansas and have raced at several tracks in Oklahoma. The boys in the family have ridden Arenacross in Co., Ks, TX, and OK.

Several of the tracks in SW Kansas are more Supercross type tracks with LOTS of doubles. The tracks in OK and Central Kansas are more high speed, single jump, old tyme motocross tracks. Those are my favorite. My TTR can  really fly on some of those but it doesn't like the big jumps.
 

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I ride a little of everything, mostly trails though. I kind of go in stages--I will get sick of trails for a while and ride mx, then get fed up with that and go back.
 

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my daughter kendall races strictly mx. she has raced with srellis a few times. she does best on the slower, tighter type of tracks.
 

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I race MX and occasionaly ride trails. :)

I race Women's Open and 125 Novice. I live around Dallas, TX so I mostly ride there, but travel to OK for some races.

Here's a picture page of the past two races. Might be slow for modem users.

www.performancefactorymx.com/jennypictures.htm :yeehaw:

srellis, next time your in tejas, let me know.
 

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I'm a full-fledged woods rider, 30 years of it and still lovin' it! Most of my throttle time is trail riding, but I also compete in a few enduros and ISDE type events each year. During the early & mid-1990's I raced hard and raced often (enduro, ISDE, hare scrambles). I accomplished nearly all of my goals, had tons of fun, made lots of great friends and learned about several riding areas I probably wouldn't have otherwise. Guess you could say I'm semi-retired from the racing scene. Now I really enjoy trail riding with my husband and buddies all over the west coast, primarily in Washington State. Over the last several years I've taken some fantastic road trips with friends to ride for 1 to 2 weeks in Washington as well as California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Baja, Mexico. Those have been some of my favorite vacations to date. If you're willing to travel you can never run out of new adventures and new places to ride.
 

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I've mostly been riding trails (just learned to ride in April) - we spend a lot of time in Moab in the spring and fall and ride at higher elevations during the heat of summer, but lately we've been expanding our horizons. We finally went out and hit some dunes two weeks ago, and Saturday night I finally talked my husband into going to the MX track - which was really fun. I'm getting more and more obsessed with dirt biking and he's getting more obsessed with racing DH mountain bikes lately, so we end up with a lot to fit in on weekends! This past Friday night we went trail riding, had DH race practice Saturday morning/afternoon, MX track Saturday night, and a DH race Sunday. Needless to say I'm super sore and tired now but had a really good weekend!

So anyway, I guess I'd say I mostly ride trails, but there's definitely more MX in the future!
 

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Originally posted by blackhawk468

srellis, next time your in tejas, let me know.
 

Um.. Uh... After see these pictures I think you would be very bored riding with me!

Man you look great! Is that you leading a pack of boys?

I hope one day to look half as good as that. Maybe once I get a better bike I can dream of doing that. I'm going to MX school this Saturday and I hope to have a new bike sometime the first of the year. It's incredibly hard to jump a TTR, even if I do land back wheel first. I think I am more sore after the races from the jarring of the landings rather than the physicalness, (I know that's not a real word, but I think you know what I mean), of the riding.

I can't wait to ride a bike with real suspension....
 

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I used to mow down small trees out in the woods. Now I dodge big guys on 4 strokes on a friend's backyard MX track. I rode the dunes once with Firecracker22 and had a blast. Before getting into dirt I was learning street from a good friend of mine. Basically, when it come to bikes I'm willing to try anything a few times. Wait, I take that back... ALMOST anything. I will never attempt FMX on purpose.
 

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Originally posted by dirty~d~
I will never attempt FMX on purpose.
Too funny :flame:
The image in my head was you doing a hand stand on the bars :scream:

I've done a lot with bikes, but I just love to ride in the dirt!
 

dirty~d~

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Ok ok, the Kiss of Death does have me curious... except for that whole death thing. :confused:
 

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I ride MX. I started out trail riding, and now I don't care for it at all. I'll go every now and then...so I stick to the tracks :thumb:
I have raced MX since 01, and unfortunatley have only been able to complete one season. Last July I was out due to a serious concussion (still have problems from that) This year having to work Saturdays has pretty much not allowed me to race but once. Now, because of the street bike accident looks like no racing the last race of the year at Big Air (Newaygo, MI). I don't think my knee is going to heal well enough by then :whiner: :|
 
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My wife& I and our 2 sons (11& 12) do lots of trail riding around kamloops b.c. can. Marianne & I used to icerace in the winter and I did quite a few xcountry's around here years ago. I still try to do a couple a year. But weekend,and summer evening rides have taken over as sport of choice for us.
 
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I ride both MX, trails and have raced ISDE qualifiers. I pretty much enjoy it all for different reasons. I get a huge rush from racing MX, that you just don't get riding trails or enduro's. I feel this sense of accomplishement riding trails that I really don't feel like I get on the track. Especially when it comes to the ISDE events I've done. They are a full on endurance challenge.

I am racing my first GP weekend after next. I really think it will totally fit my style of riding. After spending the summer riding trails, I think an hour and a half of riding all out will be just my style!