So I was a little bored today and my kiddo was at Gma's so I thought I would get the bike out. I live in Wisconsin, so I thought I better ride, as our window is closing for the year. I opted to go to an MX track with some single track and figured I would do a little of each. Usually I stick with State trails in MN and I have a ball but figured I would switch it up.
So I get to the track, thinking maybe it would be empty as a neighboring track (45 min away) was having a big race this weekend. I haven't been on an MX track in years so maybe it would be a good day on an empty course. As luck would have it was packed. I knew right away I was out of my element. I have a 2012 WR450F with all the mods to make it a real bike, but I must have stuck out like a sore thumb because there was only headlight out of 50+ bikes... mine! Oh well I thought.
I unloaded, and said to myself, what the heck, lets saddle up and see what I am made of. After all I am a pretty good trail rider. I certainly can hold my own.. So I waited until there was a gap in the pack and jumped on. And within 50 yards, I was humbled. I got caught in ruts, was awkward on jumps, and really was a mess all around. Now I didn't adjust my maps, as I am used to the Woods Map, and thought I would adjust it later so I can compare if needed. But long story short, with all the bikes out there, I struggled to finish my only lap without getting run over and went back to the truck. I couldn't get off of it fast enough. Not a good day to learn to ride the WR with all the traffic and I looked like I was more of a hazard out there.
I finished up with some single track, which I enjoyed, but the trails were overrun and hard to find, not to mention they are harvesting maple syrup on all of the nicer trails, so you had to duck around all of the hanging piping. So it ended up being a rough day all in all.
My question to everyone is, do any of you take your WR's to MX tracks regularly? I would like to learn to ride them more, but wouldn't trade the woods for anything... Let me know if any of you do and your experience with it.
Thanks everyone! Love my WR!!!!