Monday, January 28, 2008

Bikes I have owned

Off road bthat I have owned.

1969 Suzuki 90
1971 Suzuki 125 *
*(the one that had the street/trail lever you switched on top of the cases)
1976 Yamaha MX 125B
1978 Yamaha YZ 125
1977 Suzuki PE 250
1980 Kawasaki KX 420
1982 Honda CR 480
1983 Kawasaki KDX 200 A-1
1985 Husquvarna WR125
1986 Kawasaki KDX 200 C-1
1986 Can Am 200 A.S.E.
1987 Husquvarna WR430 *
*(very fast - bad brakes...a truly exciting combination)
1988 Husqvarna WR250
1990 ATK 250
1991 KTM 250 EXC
1992 Kawasaki KDX 200
1998 Honda XR400
1999 KTM 250 EXC *
*(Pat Garrahan's 6 day's bike he rode in Australia for Team USA)
2000 Yamaha WR 400
2001 Yamaha TTR 125L
2001 Kawasaki KDX 220R
2007 KTM 525XC-W

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Colorado Rocks

In August 2007 I took a trip to Colorado with 8 buddies that I have either raced with or rode with in the past.  We went to the Gunnison National Forrest and spent 6 days riding some of the most impressive trail I have ever put a set of knobbies on.  Among some of the places we rode were Taylor reservoir, Doctor's Pass, Dead Man's Gulch, the Alpine Tunnel (actually riding the old train bed up the side of the mountain to the tunnel), Tin Cup, Mirror Lake, Cumberland Pass, the Continental Divide, as well as riding to Crested Butte and Aspen through the woods.  On top of the Cumberland Pass we were literally in the clouds.  

I logged 557 miles in 6 days, saw tons of wildlife, crashed my brains out, had a snowball fight in August, laughed and in general had the off road trip of a lifetime. I hope to go back this year!

Friday, January 25, 2008

I hate cold weather!

It is Friday night and I am freezing my butt off (not really - it's still there).  I hate cold weather ... I especially hate cold, damp weather.  Dozer came by yesterday and we put some music on his new iPod.  He just purchased the 80gb one and it cost the same as my 30gb cost less than a year ago.  He had planned on riding my dirt bike except it was approximately 10 degrees colder outside than it is in our freezer.  Even Dozer is not that tough.  It's been so cold he is driving his truck to work instead of riding his Harley.  My daughter got to see Van Halen this week while I had to work ... yes, my life sucks.  Well, that's all for now.