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Hey everyone, going out on a limb here to see if anyone rides in my area. I live in Longmont, CO, north of Denver, and am looking to get my first bike and learn to ride. I am 28 and have ridden ATVs, motorcycles, mountain bikes, but never dirt bikes but am anxious to learn.
First things first, I am looking for a bike to learn on. I am 6' and close to 250 so a little bike probably wouldn't work but any recommendations? I am not looking for anything new until I learn to ride and figure out what exactly I would be looking for. I don't need anything street legal as I plan to ride tracks/closed areas and hopefully in the mountains. Is there any other reason to have a street legal bike I'm missing? I would be looking to spend somewhere in the $1000-$3000 range as I expect that's what a descent, old, reliable, bike might run?
Also, if there is anyone in the area that is looking for someone else to ride with that doesn't mind giving some tips let me know!
Come out to race Aztec Family Raceway just outside Colorado Springs.
The atmosphere is very relaxed (on and off the track).
Byron and the crew keep it light and focus on the enjoyment of MX.
Please come out- we NEED more participation!! Fun racing!
SPREAD THE WORD! TELL YOUR POSSE!
Normally no gate fees.
For more info and race class list, check the website: http://www.aztecraceway.com/
Sign up begins at 8 am
Practice begins at 9 am
Racing begins at 10 am
Short Stop hamburger is normally there- burgers, brats, and coffee
Did I mention fun racing!!!
HOTLINE- for more details (719) 683 -3301
Action Alert: The Araphoe/Roosevelt Nat. Forest Service, Boulder Ranger District has released its Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) which will be the Forest Service’s official map of all roads and trails open to motorized use in the District. If a road or trail is not on this map, it will be officially closed and some areas will be gated and shut down, and violators will be fined.
The Boulder Ranger District's draft MVUM was released this week, but is being officially unveiled Wednesday Nov. 4 between 3-7pm at the Forest Service office in N. Boulder at an Open House. The draft MVUM includes NO trails (i.e. singletrack) open to motorcycles, except existing FS roads (i.e. jeep roads) and the few existing singletrack trails in Left Hand Canyon OHV area (LHC). Basically, the FS is saying that there is, and will be no singletrack open to dirt bikes in the entire Ranger district except the 4 miles or so of singletrack in LHC. If the existing trails do not get put on this map, there is no chance for them to open in the future, without a very difficult and slim chance process. They need to be included on the MVUM in order for us to fight to open them.
At this point we are trying to get the dirt bike community to show support for keeping trails open to us. Tomorrow night, the FS office is having a Open House to review and talk about the MVUM. We need as many people as we can to stop in be a voice for the dirt bike community. Basically, just stop in and ask why there is no singletrack or other trails open to motorcycles in the entire district other than LHC. Let them know that they are missing all the singletrack trials that dirt bikes have been riding for decades and that there are 100’s of us out there that will be adversely affected. They have completely excluded the singletrack trails at 509/Gold Lake, West Magnolia, Gordon Gulch, Rollinsville and everywhere else in the district. Also, within the next 10 days, there will be a comment period. All comments will need to be submitted by the deadline. I’ll follow up with more information about getting comments in. This is very important so keep a look out here on TT or with the Forest Service.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. Our collective voice is our only chance. For example, in Breckenridge a few months ago, over 100 motorcyclist showed up to a city council meeting to voice their opposition to some proposed closures. As a result of the turn out, the city council delayed the closing until further study.
Do what you can to keep these trails open and legal. Get Involved. The Draft MVUM can be found here: www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/recreation/travel_mgmt/mvum/index.shtml
Sorry for the late notice, but I just found out.