The Colorado promise: Trail riding from home
We’ve had some awesome weather here lately: snow pounding the Rockies and sun warming the Front Range. It’s the Colorado promise.
Last Monday we rode our street-legal trail motos from home to Lefthand Canyon OHV Area, all over the mountains then back to Boulder. And that too is the Colorado promise.
When you’re climbing a steep pitch and you catch traction, you better be way forward on your bike. That or hang from your bars and pull it off anyway. Sacha.
This descent is a real handful on a downhill bike, and it’s a handful on a moto too. 1-800-LOOSE-ROCKS
Moments like this feel exactly like downhill mountain biking. Look where you want to go, line it up and let it roll. I still struggle on the climbs — thank goodness for body armor, skidplates and radiator guards — but the downhills feel oh so familiar.
Lee. Tree. Whee!
Just like downhill, except you blip the throttle — braaap — and jump over these rocks. I’m still faster on a bicycle, but that’ll change soon.
Photos of me by Sacha.
Check out this Lefthand bike riding action: Feeling at home in the OHV area
Glad to see you have not totally forgotten the bike (non motorized) looks like a sick time, moto’s now make me nervous after an semi speed crash in High School.
When you guys go out for an epic let me know man.
Right on Chuck. This summer: Monarch Crest Trail for sure.
Looks like a lot of fun! I have a MX also and I love the rocky technical parts because it is alot like mountain biking. Love the site, keep the good stories comin’!
Three years ago I looked at my MTB and my riding style and said, its just like moto! So I bought a WR250F and dual sported it. Its amazing how similar they really are, except for the loops on a moto are much larger and it has really invigorated the adventure aspect of it all. Bike no matter if they a motorized or not are all awesome. Kids need them!