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Dirt Bike Boot Camp #144862 04/08/19 10:55 AM
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Dirt Bike Boot Camp yesterday. The little XT225 did great and my skills improved dramatically! Rode 1-1/2 hours to get there and rode home at the end of day.

XT225 by Rick McNelly, on Flickr

XT225 by Rick McNelly, on Flickr

XT225 by Rick McNelly, on Flickr


After the last ride in the muddy woods:

XT225 by Rick McNelly, on Flickr

XT225 by Rick McNelly, on Flickr

XT225 by Rick McNelly, on Flickr


I’m beat!

Muddy Sidi Boots by Rick McNelly, on Flickr


--Rick
2007 XT225, K&N, 130/42.5/2.7 turns, drilled slide vacuum port to 7/64, shimmed needle, Z1 mod, 14/50 sprockets, kick start
Re: Dirt Bike Boot Camp [Re: Rick Mc] #144863 04/08/19 12:12 PM
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Looks like you got properly decorated for "Graduation" !


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Re: Dirt Bike Boot Camp [Re: Rick Mc] #144866 04/08/19 02:29 PM
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Looks like a fun day! What's the story on the boot camp?


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Re: Dirt Bike Boot Camp [Re: Rick Mc] #144867 04/08/19 03:41 PM
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Looks like a great day, tiring but great! Super set of photos. Love all your Flikr account photos. Good stuff Rick!


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Re: Dirt Bike Boot Camp [Re: Rick Mc] #144868 04/09/19 01:06 AM
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Thanks!

I’m just an old street rider, and needed to learn some dirt skills.

The Dirt Bike Boot Camp:

Dirt Bike Boot Camp

Really great training, and hosted by the Charles City Dirt Riders, all Hare Scramblers riders. They train everyone from tiny tots, to seasoned dirt riders, with several training tracks, a motocross track (great fun learning to rail high banked turns), and single track woods trails.

We ended the day riding the shorter single track woods trail, and even though I was exhausted my skills were so much greater than before.

Well worth the cost of training.


--Rick
2007 XT225, K&N, 130/42.5/2.7 turns, drilled slide vacuum port to 7/64, shimmed needle, Z1 mod, 14/50 sprockets, kick start
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The inverted brake rod was good to have in the deep muddy ruts on single track. Nothing hanging down below the axle to worry about.


--Rick
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Keep an eye on the oem rear brake linings, they get wet, they fall off.


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Re: Dirt Bike Boot Camp [Re: Rick Mc] #144871 04/09/19 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rick Mc
Thanks!

I’m just an old street rider, and needed to learn some dirt skills.

The Dirt Bike Boot Camp:

Dirt Bike Boot Camp

Really great training, and hosted by the Charles City Dirt Riders, all Hare Scramblers riders. They train everyone from tiny tots, to seasoned dirt riders, with several training tracks, a motocross track (great fun learning to rail high banked turns), and single track woods trails.

We ended the day riding the shorter single track woods trail, and even though I was exhausted my skills were so much greater than before.

Well worth the cost of training.


Nice, looks like a great opportunity.


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Re: Dirt Bike Boot Camp [Re: Rick Mc] #144872 04/09/19 04:09 PM
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Getting some training from good riders is a great way to learn. And avoid a lot of pitfalls and perhaps an injury. Nice to see this type of education offered for those interested. Enjoy!


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Good quality pics


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