Added reply in a thread When did riding/racing really take a back seat to career/school? 5/2/2022 7:58 AM

I’m the same age, in college, and admittedly, so far I’ve made most of my decisions with racing having to still be in the cards. I couldn’t race as much as I would have liked growing up. It was a combination of money and priorities. Since I turned 15, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Being fast 3/23/2022 2:58 PM

I feel like there's a few ways to "get fast" but personally, I went from a "sportsman" level rider(in our area, think of it a C minus) in the woods to a fairly competitive B rider in the woods on my good days (fastish but not FAST). What changed is I ... more »

Added reply in a thread XC an SX or SX an XC? 2/14/2022 8:14 PM

I rode moto on a 150xc-w and I currently race a yz250x. It's done everything and, although it is obviously a woods bike: it's not unridable on a moto track. It's not perfect, the 18in rear wheel allows the tire a lot of flex in AX whoops. Everything ... more »

Added reply in a thread What is something your dad/moto mentor told you as a kid that stuck with you? Was it true or false? 2/5/2022 10:42 AM

I've been thinking about this one for awhile, and I'm very fortunate to have had a bunch of mentors growing up, now that I'm coming into my own as a racer a bit, their advice has meant more and more. I'm only 19 so I'm sure their advice will mean more ... more »

Added reply in a thread Hoosier arenacross 1/11/2022 9:34 AM

I watch at least 1-2 in person every year and am racing it for the first time in KC this weekend. My experience is Saturday tends to have a larger crowd and more race entries but not by a major margin.

Added reply in a thread Renting a bike Oklahoma City 11/14 - 11/19 11/11/2021 5:28 PM

My advice: go to Jandebuers, ride the vintage/vet track until your hands bleed on the 230, refuel, go do it again. I do at least 50 laps on that track every time I go down there. Really sick place and that track is totally rideable on a trail bike.

Added reply in a thread Sprint Enduro Newbie 9/14/2021 6:14 AM

I've only raced one but my 3 biggest takeaways: 1. It's harder that a MX or Hare Scramble to get in "race mode" since you start seperate. Don't get lazy. 2. You will have downtime, don't be afraid to make adjustments and I made a point to drink half ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 125 8/24/2021 11:27 AM

Nice. I'm hoping the changes trickle to the 125x eventually. Have a 250x right now, love it. I think I'd eventually like a blue 125 woods bike but the current 125x just gives up too much power stock to justify over a 125xc...regardless, its awesome to ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 125 8/24/2021 9:54 AM

Obviously its still sort of speculative at this point but is there anything on how much they've closed the HP gap over KTM? Just curious if the changes added up to a lot or a little in terms of overall power.

Added reply in a thread Why do riders Sandbag C class? 6/2/2021 5:43 AM

The woods series I race has percentile rank on overall results. As such, sandbagging doesn't seem to last very long. When you stand out that heavily in results, people have a tendency to bump themselves rather quickly. For example: Sportsman rider beating ... more »

Added reply in a thread Shtuff You Hear Moto Dads Say.....(help me out here, I know you got some) 5/27/2021 4:18 PM

I remember sitting on the line when I was on 50s with my dad and hearing the kid next to me yelling over his shoulder: "Dad! Dad! Dad!" Followed by his dad saying "I'm not exactly sure about that son, but I'll raise you like one of my own." As he walked ... more »

Added reply in a thread Help decide: KTM EXC/XC 150 2020 TPI vs KTM SX150 2020 1/4/2021 8:44 AM

I just spent a year and a half on a 2018 KTM150XC-W(pre TPI). I also rode a 2018 150SX a handful of times in the past year. Skill wise, I'm a mid pack B rider in the woods, Midpack C on an mx track. I rode everything from tight woods to arenacross to

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Added reply in a thread KTM 125 OR KTM 150 10/9/2019 5:09 AM

Not trying to derail the thread but thanks for the advice on the 150, right now I've kept it completely stock(I'm in the prime weight for the suspension so haven't even messed with it much) but I've been beginning to wonder how I could improve it here ... more »

Added reply in a thread KTM 125 OR KTM 150 10/8/2019 4:48 PM

Not an exact comparison but the 150 XC W is a great woods bike however, I've heard the 150 SX pulls way harder. I like the fact it's not as much of an "on/off" powerband like a 125 but it also is obviously set up for a different purpose than Moto. The ... more »

Added reply in a thread How were the Turnouts at your local tracks this year ? 9/9/2019 6:54 AM

Not as involved in the Moto side as I was at one point a couple years ago when I worked at a local track and raced Moto occasionally but I feel like Missouri (at least the KC area) is doing fairly well comparatively to other parts of the country on the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 KTM - 150sx 8/1/2019 8:12 AM

I've always heard that KTM purposely makes it hard to shift to neutral so you don't accidentally hit it on the transfer from 1st to 2nd but I don't know if there's any actual proof of that or just a "feeling". I've experienced the same thing with my ... more »

Added reply in a thread Beta or Gas Gas 7/15/2019 7:28 AM

833, I had temp numbers obviously. If you see me at Collins, holler at me, that’s going to be another tough test of the 150 I imagine.

Added reply in a thread Beta or Gas Gas 7/14/2019 4:42 PM

Well, it honestly has more power across the range than I expected. The Rocky technical stuff wasn't near as tough to be competitive on as I anticipated. I believe we actually practiced starts before the race at the same time. The bike was great, the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Beta or Gas Gas 7/14/2019 6:08 AM

Yup, on the way now!

Added reply in a thread Beta or Gas Gas 7/13/2019 3:04 PM

After much deliberation, we got a great deal on a KTM 150 xc-w from Freedom Cycle, haven't got to ride it yet but I'm so excited! Thanks again to everyone who weighted in and offered their .02, it's much appreciated!