This weekend, my friend Bob Lakes was kind enough to invite me to join him for a ride at the motocross recreation area. I haven't ridden a dirt bike since I was a teenager and didn't have a bike or any of the gear, but Bob took good care of me. He provided the bike (the blue Yamaha YZF 250 below) and all the gear.
We hauled the bikes out to the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area (S.V.R.A). The place was crawling with people and off-highway vehicles -- 2,400 acres with 64 miles of trails, a few tracks of varying difficulty, and several hill climbs. It's really a wonderful park.
I've been riding my sportbike for some years now, so it took me a few laps to remember how to ride through the mud and thick sand. Very fun! Especially since we had no deaths or injuries...
Bob works for Bell Sports where he does industrial design for motorcycle helmets. Needless to say, he's a heck of a motorcycle rider. Bob is married to Alexis Lakes. Alexis is the CFO of RWI Ventures. They have both been great friends.
Many thanks to Bob for the fun weekend.