Probably the last nice sunny weather day in all of 2020. Ironically, we did almost the same Pine Barrens sunny ride exactly a year ago. Will bought a newish crf250-rally which seemed to rip really well. We did a little more than 60 miles which was more than normal. Followed one of Mike Ashleighs routes.
Man, I still think the Yamaha IT is the best. Light enough to do all the tight nimble stuff you want. Powerful enough to keep up with modern dirt bikes. Can be pretty easily street legal. Can pretty much do it all except extended highway, def can’t do that. Can’t get enough of these old […]
Dennis’ spot up in northeast PA. A bit rocky here and there… but def a ton of fun. It’d be good to camp up here sometime.
A couple vids I had laying around from the SW Montana offroad week. Man, that was a ton of fun.
Well. A month in Montana was great. I needed to get out of Philly for a little. Ending a month in MT with a week long offroad dirt bike trip was the best. Colin led us through a crazy off-road enduro adventure through SouthWest Montana. Such varied terrain. I can’t think of how to summarize […]
Part 2: Days 4-6 Day 4 – Lovell, ME to Benton, NH The sun rose and so did we. Dave had some coffee for us. What a guy! Going to Dave’s was the right move. It’s kinda wild that you can meet total strangers who will take you in and treat you as their own […]
Part 1: Days 1 – 3 After hearing about Ed and Adam’s planned month in Montana, an extreme FOMO kicked in for me. A couple of days later, I overheard Young Will say on a Thursday night pocket beer ride that he was doing the newly created North East BDR in August. Boom! FOMO problem […]
Colin showed us some dual sport trails that branch off of Blue Mountain, which is just south of Missoula. About 4 hours of dual/single track up and over a mountain which popped us out at The Jack Saloon, just south of Lolo MT. Ton of fun. Loose rocks are difficult on the XR650l. Especially steep […]
Kenzo woods. Get it in one last time. Nice knowing you guys.
– almost 50 degrees – super sunny and warm – Mr Bills burger spot around the corner off rt42 – most people there had off-road dirt bikes – spot was super fun – good hill climbs and loop around the blue hole
Mike Slim put together a trip we’ve been talking about for a long time. A long weekend at Hilltop MX Lodge near St Mary PA. Was a blast overall 6 hr drive was long but wasn’t horrible The track is 5 mins from a little town with food / gas / restaurants The track itself […]
Mike picked up an early 80s IT175. Might smoke a hair. It’ll rip.
I’m excited about picking up this trail boss. Should be a lot of fun.
Shit was wide open Jerz barrier moved Cops sitting out front Asked cop if they cared …they said nope So ripped in there for a few
Got to mikes cabin. Hit the trails. Mark took out a tree branch with his face. Dr Guzzi couldn’t go through a puddle without the DT360 crapping out. I was sick and high on DayQuil entire time. Mike led a good route again. Barely made it to Luceille’s diner. Cop pulled us over in pines… […]
Went to rip around for a little bit. Good bbq spot next to picalilly inn.
This has been on my list for years now. Ride dirt bikes from philly to the beach, as much off road as possible. Camp at beach, then ride back, again as much off road as possible. Well, we did it. Dana on his XT500 and me on the IT250. We met Mike A and Steve […]
One side is wooded trails. The other side is a homegrown shitty mx loop. Def fun and close.
I’ve been sweating XT500’s for a few years now. Something about a bike that can go anywhere, do anything, and not look like a dadbike (no offense to the DadZ1000 crew, Harley Cosplayers, and the new Bumble BMW crew) just struck a cord with me. When my boy Cooney sent me a bike that was 20 […]
Woke up early this past Saturday and boogied out on the Sportster to the fairgrounds in Gratz, PA, just over the mountain. I was trying to take pictures of (no 59) Kletus’ van, but everyone kept getting in the way. The Rush Cycles crew from Jersey was out running their Ironheads. If you’ve ever been […]
Published - Jan 31, 2010
So… after taking the engine apart it was apparent that we couldn’t diagnose the cylinder head properly. The cb450 in the 70’s has a really weird cylinder head design. Instead of having valve springs, it has what are called “torsion bars” which hit the valve to open it, and also, hit the valve to shut […]