Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Opened a can of whoop ass on several dirt bike riders!
Had an interesting ride at the off road park today. I was heading toward the awesome 8a trail and had 5 dirt bikers and 1 sport quad turn ahead of me heading for the same trail. I tucked in behind and instantly figured out I need to move ahead because this group was going way too slow causing me to dab non stop. It's a quad width trail so not many options for passing, but I found spots here and there, gave a honk and went past one by one till I had 3 of them down. Finally we hit a spot where it was mud city and I was the only one who knew about the clean path around to the right. I hurried around while they were pondering. One of the guys caught back up to me when I had to hit the brakes for a huge tree with branches covering the entire trail. He worked his way right and I followed. He was trying to pick up the pace, but I was on his ass the whole time because he kept having issues in the oddest of places. During that time some of the others finally caught up, but I managed to gun it past the guy in front of me and took off. When that loop was done I had to wait about 5 minutes before the first group showed up and another 5 for the second group.
The opening of this 5600 acre Interlake park 35 minutes from me has renewed my enjoyment of the KLR by 1000%!!! Then, to be able to do some whoopin on some dirt bikers with a 400lb KLR makes it even more awesome. A year ago, I would have been having all kinds of issues on a trail like this 8a. Probably would have laid it down quite a few times also. Now, I am doing all kinds of stuff that KLR's really shouldn't logically be doing. It's madness... utter madness... and so much frickin fun!!!