Well, in an attempt to change up my routine and keep me fresh mentally for DH racing during the long season, I convinced myself to get a off road dirt bike. I searched around and found that I probably wanted the Honda CRF150F. They are about the size of a DH bike, cheap, and very reliable. I looked at used ones on Craigslist and Ebay. Used ones for going anywhere from $1500 to $1800. Southern Honda had brand new 2007s on closeout for $1999.99 marked down from $3200. I convinced Matt Wiz and Ben to get them as well. We picked them up on Saturday morning and so far I have put in about 6 hours of solid riding at Windrock. We hit trails 1, 2, 3, 4, 16, 19, 22, and 24. I love 1-2-24. I could hit that all day. The bike has power to spare and gobs of low end torque to scramble up speep rock ledges. But where I love this bike is in its size. I can just throw it around like its my DH bike. Trail 1 and 24 are so tight, I feel like I am cornering a Morewood Ndiza. I can officially say I am hooked.
I ordered some stiffer springs for the forks and MX boots. With a bike this low your feet take some abuse. I have a DH race at Snowshoe this weekend otherwise I’d be on this thing everyday.
Gotta love it! I’ll post some pics up soon, but its hard to stop riding and take shots.