When the trails are snowy, we cruise 40 minutes up I-25 to the Berthoud motocross complex. In addition to the main race track, there are several smaller tracks and a dozen little “pump tracks.”
I love the pump tracks: short, twisty loops that mimic swoopy trail riding. Sacha and I rip lap after lap, turn after turn, wheel overlapping wheel, trying to pass, until one of us makes a catastrophic mistake. Switch directions. Repeat.
A couple weekends ago, Sacha’s brother Gregor Halenda (www.gregorhalenda.com) got a few photos:
Berthoud track info: Valley Dirt Riders Motocross
Random trail action
This is about 18 miles from my house.
Gregor, on vacation from Manhattan, nails this tricky situation. Yes, I have fallen off the side. Not cool!
In sections like this, it pays to be a downhill racer. Look way out there and let it roll. Even better: Give it a braaap!