BLAST FROM THE PAST
EYEBALLS FROM THE PITS
Here’s some outtakes from the San Diego SX pits, courtesy of Travvy.
Blake Baggett’s loop out at San Diego was without a doubt a horrendously embarrassing maneuver. No Blake did not forget how to use the clutch, nor did he whiskey throttle it like a nervous novice. The hydraulic clutch started malfunctioning at the gate and simply went away when he was locked and loaded at full throttle. The result was immediate traction and no way to control the wheelie.
PEARLY’S: THE BEST SOCK MADE…PERIOD!
They’re made from 45% Merino wool, 40% possum fur, 10% nylon and 5% Isolfil. They have a reinforced heel and compression fit construction. They feel thick, but actually compress once your boot or shoe is on. They breath incredibly, they keep your feet warm when its cold, and comfy when its hot. They don’t smell when you’ve had them on too long and they hold up. The only glitch is the price, which is a bit high-$38.00 for a shorty sock and $58.00 for the moto sock. Still, we highly recommend them and consider them the best sock made.
OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL TRENDS and NEWS!
RECREATION GROUPS SIGN HISTORIC BLM AGREEMENT
Recreation advocacy organizations the BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org, Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition, and Trails Preservation Alliance today announced they have joined in an agreement which would settle nearly decade-long lawsuits over management of Utah public lands. The proposed settlement agreement was filed in U.S. District Court in Utah, and governs Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversight of lands in six Utah field offices. The other parties entering the settlement include BLM and numerous preservationist plaintiffs led by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. The parties have issued a joint statement. Other parties in the case, including two groups of energy companies and the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), did not sign the settlement but do not object to it. Two intervenor groups, San Juan/Kane Counties, and the State of Utah along with six other counties, have indicated they will object.
In November 2016, the USDA/Forest Service released an important technical report entitled: Federal outdoor recreation trends: effects on economic opportunities. QWR believes this 56 page document provides important information to recreation and trail advocates on current and future trends for both motorized and non-motorized recreation on federal lands between now and 2030.
The report states that between 1999 and 2009, nature-based outdoor recreation generally increased, although trends differ across individual activities. The number of U.S. participants1 in 50 nature-based outdoor recreation activities increased 7.1 percent between 1999 and 2009, while the number of activity days increased at least that much. Activities oriented toward viewing and photographing nature have been among the fastest growing activities, both in terms of number of participants and activity days of participation. Off-highway vehicle driving realized a 34-percent increase in participants. Several physically challenging activities, such as kayaking, snowboarding, and surfing also had relatively large increases in this timeframe.
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THE ALLIGATOR NATIONAL ENDURO ENTRIES OPEN TODAY!
OREGON MOTORCYCLE RENTALS: EXPLORE THE TRAILS IN STYLE!
There are many incredible places to ride an enduro dirt bike, but Hood River Oregon stands out as a rare gem. It’s a mecca for nearly every outdoor sport on the books and the unmatched scenery of the Columbia River Gorge draws visitors from around the globe. Tucked away amongst that are some of the best single track trails in the world.
Oregon Motorcycle Rental began operations in 2010 and soon found a niche providing purpose built, modified KTM’s for their clientele. They give riders the opportunity to rent a top of the line, late model dirt bike while providing an unforgettable adventure in the Pacific Northwest.
OMR also helps those looking to purchase a new model bike or debating on the many mods now on the market. Reading reviews and forum chats can get you only so far, but if you want to get your hands on the real deal and see what works best for you, OMR is a great choice. Choose from their inventory of the latest KTM and Husqvarna bikes, both two-strokes and four. From stock factory machines for the purist, to tricked out left-hand rear brake and Rekluse auto clutch, riders can get a taste of world class single track and the latest off road technology.
Whether you’re an expert rider looking to challenge your skills with technical terrain or a novice wanting to build your confidence, OMR has you covered.
Check out the website (https://www.oregonmotorcyclerental.com/) for the different riding areas OMR operates in, the different bikes they rent, and book your reservation today! They operate in a 120-mile radius of Hood River, and will gladly recommend the best riding for the time of year.
IN THE GARAGE
WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY