So, about 3 weeks ago I sold a spare bike I had around and hadn't ridden in a while. It was a bike I bought as something more comfortable for my wife to ride on the back of, but by the time I got it all fixed up and running well, we found out she was pregnant, so no more riding. Anyway, once I sold it, I decided that maybe I'd look into dirt riding. If nothing else, Michigan has some great woods trails and some world-class dunes and it seemed like maybe I should experience that.
So, I searched craigslist for a couple weeks and happened upon a decent deal on a KX125. After talking with the guy for a little over a week, it became clear that he was desperate to sell, so I was able to get a killer deal on the bike
Anyway, I bought the bike on Monday and was finally able to get out and ride it for the first time today. Don't judge me too harshly - this was literally my first time ever riding a 2-stroke bike or riding off road at all. I have no experience whatsoever outside of 4-cylinder sport bikes and sport-touring bikes. This was something VERY different for me.
Here's the video of my first off-road experience. The path I ride in the video, I had ridden once previously and then I turned my camera on to film the second run through, so this is about 10 minutes into my first ever off-road and 2-stroke riding experience. I have to say, it was a hell of a lot of fun and I'm excited to keep riding some more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXmSg7l5GQ