West Texas riding/racing???

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4/28/2018 9:14 AM

I plan on moving to Amarillo this summer and was wondering about the GP and off road racing scene in West Texas?? Anybody know anything.

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4/28/2018 9:25 AM

TSCEC runs several events out West. Enduro and Sprint Enduro, Several Motocross tracks out West.

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4/28/2018 9:37 AM

DON'T DO IT!

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4/28/2018 12:13 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

TSCEC runs several events out West. Enduro and Sprint Enduro, Several Motocross tracks out West.

I will look them up, thanks.

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4/28/2018 12:13 PM

Kyle978 wrote:

DON'T DO IT!

Lol...Not worth it hey???

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4/28/2018 12:19 PM

Kyle978 wrote:

DON'T DO IT!

NacNac721 wrote:

Lol...Not worth it hey???

What he said. Lived in amarillo for 32 years. It's the armpit of texas

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4/28/2018 12:19 PM

You'll get REEAALLLY good at flat turns and such lol. Is there a moto scene anywhere there?

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4/28/2018 12:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/28/2018 12:44 PM

One of the best MTB trails in Texas is in Amarillo, Palo Duro Canyon. There is some pretty good single track near Lubbock.

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4/28/2018 12:57 PM

North of Amarillo about 15 miles is the Canadian River ATV park. Sandy river bottom riding. There are remnants of a track in Claude...about 30 miles to the east on Hwy. 287. I saw some people riding it last time I passed it. I doubt there is any prep at that place. www.bowersmx.com I've never ridden this track but have heard that it is a decent track.

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4/28/2018 1:58 PM

You’ll get good at jumping in the wind, lol. There’s quite a bit of stuff around Lubbock. Horrible place

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4/28/2018 10:20 PM

Well not the reviews and info I was hoping for. I could get into mtb tbough.

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4/29/2018 4:55 AM

Racing in texas is almost dead unless you live in Houston or Dallas. Austin has 2 tracks

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4/29/2018 6:35 AM

If you think Amarillo is the arm pit of Texas. You have never lived in Corpus Christi. Can’t go anywhere without dirty diapers discarded in the parking lots. People have no idea how to drive and will make a U turn anywhere at anytime, no matter the traffic. Half the people don’t have car insurance, 2/3rds don’t have current tags or inspection stickers and the smell of red tide blowing in.......yeah Amarillo is a much better place to live. Amarillo may not be the best place to live in Texas but it is a great place to call home and raise a family.

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4/29/2018 6:55 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/29/2018 6:59 AM

2018 National Hare and Hound near Lubbock



Here is the schedule for TSCEC. I hear this is one of the better offroad racing circuits. http://www.tscec.org/2018-enduro-schedule/
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4/29/2018 6:57 AM

I just recently spent 2 years in Amarillo for work and another 2 years in lubbock. Amarillo is ok, people and BBQ and a few tracks close along with the Canadian river to go trail ride make it livable. Lubbock on the other hand really sucks monkey balls. I got a new position at work and can't move out of here fast enough.

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4/29/2018 8:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/29/2018 8:42 AM

Just like anywhere else, take the time to get to know a few people/riders in the area. Plenty of off-roading opportunites around, most are private clubs you would need to join. In my opinion, MUCH better than any public riding areas. Vast majority of Texas is privately owned but there is a state run off-road area an hour or so away. There is a GP circuit run by some guys who live in the Amarillo area, they run first class events.
The moto scene, on the other hand is on life support. Elk City, OK is about 90 minutes to the East (Trey Canard home track), open almost every weekend. There are several kick-ass tracks in the area (the prepped dirt around here is unreal, my avatar photo was taken at the Amarillo track) but they only race a few weekends every year. The local track in Lubbock runs night races in the Summer with the best dirt you will ever ride on.

Check out the West Texas Extreme race circuit.

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4/29/2018 8:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/29/2018 10:25 AM

http://www.wtxrc.net/

http://www.lubbocktrailriders.net/ (my club, the Hare and Hound video posted above was filmed here)

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4/29/2018 3:48 PM

Alright thanks for the info. It doesn’t sound too bad. Looking at video of Canadian river it looks like someone just needs to make some single track. Looks like a lot of quad type trails. I heard little Sahara is not too far if s drive from there as well. I’m looking for a decent place to raise a family with good schools, decent weather and riding opportunities.

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4/29/2018 5:17 PM

Canadian River is really a nice place to ride. Good family friendly trails or you can ride off the beaten path and make your own trails. Just be careful because weekends are crazy sometimes. People going in 50 different directions and whisky throttle jockeys that run up and down the main road wide open to show people just how good they are!

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4/29/2018 6:43 PM

DFWracefan wrote:

Canadian River is really a nice place to ride. Good family friendly trails or you can ride off the beaten path and make your ...more

That is exactly what I was thinking it would be like just looking at the trails. Criss cross side by side quad country. Not my cup of tea really.

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4/29/2018 7:28 PM

DFWracefan wrote:

If you think Amarillo is the arm pit of Texas. You have never lived in Corpus Christi. Can’t go anywhere without dirty diapers ...more

It wasnt always like that. Rewind the clock to the 50s/60s/70s and it really was the sparkling city by the sea.

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