Backyard Dirt Tracks

Discussion in 'General' started by ryoung57, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. GRH

    GRH Well-Known Member

    less than 10 acres
    I think it cost ~$750k
  2. G 97

    G 97 What's my name

    You have to look close but inside the red line you can see the path that goes all the way around. It’s 1.4 mile grass path with elevation and a couple of small TT style jumps but we treat it like a road race course. We have most of the corners and what not named and have split times etc. CRF100 and CRF150 most of the time. Once in a while I’ll get on the yzf450 but it’s too much of a beast for me. :D
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  3. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    Here's our track, Windham Acres..

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  4. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Even if they're your best friends in the world get some personal liability insurance. Cheap and it's always good to CYA.
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  5. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    For those of you with backyard mini tracks, what are you wearing for protective gear?

    I have a friend with one and the weapon of choice is a KLX 140L. It's a point-and-shoot course for the most part and the speeds are relatively low. Not a whole lot of trees to hit.

    I was thinking boots, helmet, gloves, and potentially chest armor. Would you recommend knee braces?
  6. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    I wear my normal mx gear, impact rig, knee pads, boots good helmet.
    I've hurt myself as bad in the backyard as I have anywhere
  7. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    Moto Gear.

    ALWAYS gear up. Especially small bikes. They WILL hurt you more.

    speaking from a lot of learning experiences.
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  8. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    I wouldnt dress any less for backyard stuff... so yes to knee & a leatt braces. Armored shirt like this...
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  9. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    What happened to the OP.....ryoung57?
  10. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    Think he might have gotten a long term ban, like months ?
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  11. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    Thanks, makes sense. I'm trying to balance out riding both dirt and track next year, and was hoping that the backyard riding would be relatively inexpensive to get into, but looks like I'll have to drop a good chunk on decent protective gear.
  12. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    You can score some deals at Cycle Gear on season clearance items. Rocky Mountain ATV as well.
    That item cost me $225 shipped to my door & nests the neck brace really well.
    Its light enough to wear MTB'ing too. But you could get by just wearing your road race back brace.
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  13. pickled egg

    pickled egg It was a dark and stormy night

    He’s playing in the sandbox @Phl218 made, and the meds seem to be working...
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  14. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    Back when I worked at the dealerships, we saw the most wrecked CR80s right after Christmas when Dads were showing the kid how to ride their new bikes. An adult on a CR had the center of gravity and balance way off, so when they went to show off , they looped it. We sold a lot of rear fenders and handlebars.
  15. skidooboy

    skidooboy supermotojunkie

    you get hurt way worse, and way faster on a little bike. dress appropriately... dress for the crash, not the weather. Ski
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  16. Rising

    Rising Well-Known Member

    I wear hiking or work boots, not MX, but elbow pads and knee pads are recommended. I like knee pads the cover above the knee cap to protect the knee from hitting the handlebar. I cracked a rib one time too so something to cover the ribs is a good idea.
  17. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    Some years back, I ordered a Chinese 90 motor to swap into my son's Crf50. Total time elapsed from receiving the engine from the UPS guy to inserting the new high powered Crf90, and myself, underneath the rear differential of my old Dodge was well under two hours. Just thinking about it makes my knees and elbows bleed. There is nothing like a small dirt bike to bring out the stupid in a grown man.
  18. backbone

    backbone scarred for life

    I wear some cool MX shorts I got from Fly years ago, helmet, gloves, knee pads if I'm with fast guys, and always elbow pads. I have some nice lightweight Taichi elbow pads that work great. Oh, and a T-shirt or a MX jersey.
  19. Lawdog78

    Lawdog78 Well-Known Member

  20. redtailracing

    redtailracing gone tuna fishin'

    Full mx gear. Catch a handle bar to the torso, a peg lodged in your leg, bash your hand on a tree, land on your clavicle/neck area, catch your foot on a root, the list goes on. It doesn't take much. I rode dirt on a little backyard track and in my family's woods for about 15 years fully geared up and still ended up with a whole laundry list of injuries. And I never did anything serious (no jumps, fairly low, contained speeds). A local roadracer I knew (pretty sure he was a member on here at one time too) died a few years ago from what seemed like a fairly minor dirt accident from what I remember. If I remember correctly, he caught a handle bar in the thigh, created a blood clot that he didn't know about. Few days later it migrated up to his heart and killed him. And I think we all know there is no shortage of guys who have broken their collar bones on mini bikes. Gear up.
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