Started new thread Melting a battery on a KTM 450 9/13/2021 7:40 PM

Made it out to the Best In The Desert Laughlin desert race for the penultimate round of the championship, but a mechanical struck during our 3 hour run! We ended up putting a hole in the exhaust, which we believe led to the melting of the airbox and

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Added reply in a thread Racing America's Fastest Off Road Race + Near OTB Crash POV 8/15/2021 8:21 PM

That's awesome! I've ridden from Gabbs/Hawthorne to Pit 12 at Weeks the last three years and I've come to really like that section. The "sand track" is the best part of the race course and makes up for that rocky and sketchy 10 miles of roads leading ... more »

Started new thread Racing America's Fastest Off Road Race + Near OTB Crash POV 8/15/2021 7:05 AM

Just finished up the fastest and longest off-road race in America, Best In The Desert's Vegas to Reno! After 489 miles and 8 hours 3 minutes, we ended up 3rd OA averaging ~61mph, with top speeds going over 105mph for miles at a time. Check out some highlights ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Snowshoe GNCC 6/29/2021 2:57 PM

Dirt is non-existent at snowshoe! Either greasy mud in the trees or slick hard pack on the ski slopes. I asked about gummy tires but everyone says they won't last the full 3 hours. I believe someone did run one in the morning race or maybe the afternoon ... more »

Added reply in a thread Snowshoe GNCC 6/29/2021 11:10 AM

Those wet rocks will haunt me for the rest of my life haha Ended up 15th XC2 and 101 Overall completing 5 laps.

Started new thread Snowshoe GNCC 6/29/2021 10:48 AM

Made the trip out to the infamous Snowshoe GNCC last weekend and WOW, GNCC is something else. The atmosphere, the fans, and the riding are pretty unique and something everyone should try to experience at least once! As far as the riding and racing, it ... more »

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Added reply in a thread ELBOW protection, whos running them and which ones? 6/9/2021 1:04 PM

I've been running the TLD Speed Elbow Sleeves for almost two years now and love them. You can't see them in photos, they aren't big and bulky but they get the job done. And if they fall down a little, you can barely notice that they have.

Started new thread Racing Glen Helen Day & Night - 10 Hours of Glen Helen 6/9/2021 8:59 AM

Made the trip to Glen Helen for the annual 10 Hour endurance race, starting at 4PM and running until 2AM. The course was pretty fast with really no singletrack, making lap times short and the course rough with a lot of lappers mixed in. Check out some ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Old School Desert Racing - Tonopah Hare & Hound GoPro 5/24/2021 12:25 PM

Ran 13/50 gearing, and stock is 13/51. It was definitely working hard on some of those roads. We would go minutes without having to lift at times and the bike topped out at 85mph

Started new thread Old School Desert Racing - Tonopah Hare & Hound GoPro 5/23/2021 8:22 PM

Best In The Desert finally brought back a motorcycle-only Hare & Hound this past weekend, with a 105-mile loop around historic Tonopah, NV! The course was a lot of fun and resembled old-school desert racing, though the dust was atrocious at times. ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Desert Racing At 100+ MPH - Silver State 300 Open Pro Helmet Cam 5/5/2021 11:15 AM

Yep that was me... And I mount it under the visor. It's a little safer that way, and at those high speeds, putting the camera on top of the helmet puts way too much strain on your neck with the camera acting as sort of a sail up there

Added reply in a thread Desert Racing At 100+ MPH - Silver State 300 Open Pro Helmet Cam 5/4/2021 11:59 AM

Here's some highlights of the more fun section leaving Pit 2 and heading towards Caliente, NV!

Added reply in a thread Desert Racing At 100+ MPH - Silver State 300 Open Pro Helmet Cam 5/4/2021 11:56 AM

Pretty much all of the BITD races are fast like this since the Trucks/UTVs all race on the same course, and there is no pre-running for most of the events including this one. Local District37 desert races or National Hare and Hounds are all motorcycle ... more »

Added reply in a thread Desert Racing At 100+ MPH - Silver State 300 Open Pro Helmet Cam 5/3/2021 8:09 PM

As crazy as it sounds, going 100+ is where I almost feel the safest! It's going 70mph down a rocky fireroad that gets hairball out there... but everyone should experience at least one desert race.

Added reply in a thread Desert Racing At 100+ MPH - Silver State 300 Open Pro Helmet Cam 5/3/2021 8:01 PM

Glad it didn't go worse for you! At Vegas to Reno a couple of years back, I hit a donkey going 70 and I still have PTSD from that, so I can only imagine what hitting a truck would be like.

Added reply in a thread Desert Racing At 100+ MPH - Silver State 300 Open Pro Helmet Cam 5/3/2021 11:57 AM

For this race, we ran a Kenda Washougal II front tire and a Kenda K270 Dual Sport tire on the rear stuffed with oversized Nitromousse’s. The rear tire is a little crazy looking but works pretty good on all the fire roads and it wears like iron. Last

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Started new thread Desert Racing At 100+ MPH - Silver State 300 Open Pro Helmet Cam 5/2/2021 7:47 PM

Had a blast at the BITD Silver State 300 yesterday finishing 3rd O/A, just 19 seconds off Skyler Howes after 278 miles and 4 Hours 45 Minutes of racing! My section from Start to Pit 4 (RM139) was pretty fast as usual, with long winding rods through the ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 2022 bike rumors 4/14/2021 9:46 PM

I raced a 250FX at a couple Hare & Hounds earlier this year and I'm blown away at how good it is in the desert. Other than a tank, suspension, handlebars, and mousses, it was all stock and I didn't feel like it needed anything else (maybe a sparky ... more »

Added reply in a thread YZ250 Wide Open Racing! High Speed GP Racing POV 4/14/2021 9:25 AM

Lately, I've been mounting my GoPro under my visor as it seems to be a bit safer being out of the way, plus it is a better POV angle and it looks cooler in photos!

Added reply in a thread YZ250 Wide Open Racing! High Speed GP Racing POV 4/12/2021 4:59 PM

Flexx bars are awesome! I think they might have some cool stuff coming out pretty soon here too