A 16 and a half hour drive doesn’t really sound like a fun way to start your vacation, but when it comes with the promise of acres and acres of trails and six motocross tracks it doesn’t take long to realize what a special place Durhamtown Plantation is.
The destination is right outside Union Point, Ga. on a huge parcel of land designed for people who love to be outdoors – over 6000 acres with 1500 miles of marked trails and single track for those who like to trail ride. If you are more interested in motocross d-town has six tracks to choose from with varying difficulty. I can’t forget to mention the dirt oval right beside the drag strip complete with starting lights. Oh, and there’s a complete pro shop for all your incidentals that might arise, with some very good pricing, I might add.
If this doesn’t get your gears turning and make you “wanna ride” you might want to check your pulse and make sure you are still alive. With complete accommodations ‘big Mike’ and his staff will make sure you have an enjoyable time, so do yourself a favour and look into getting down there.
The Daytona Supercross was hosted in the cafeteria and a band played next door in the clubhouse. It was good to see some hard battling on the sandy technical track designed by the ‘G.O.A.T.’ himself. It will be interesting to see how it will all work out in the end.
The 10-man tour this year had everyone itching to ride the second we got back, wishing we never left. Two of our more adventurous (and younger) riders took some lessons from the resident pro and worked up the courage to hit the 30- and 55-foot freestyle ramps! Kudos to Jordan and Dillon, that took some real courage! I was thinking happy thoughts and using body language to help you over the ramp with the rest of the crew. Freestyle is different when you have someone you know and care about hitting the jump; it adds another dimension for sure.
So it worked out to be a very memorable trip for all of us with stories we will share for years to come.
Because this is the Supermoto blog I am happy to share the exciting information about the upcoming season. It looks like Supermoto Ontario has paired up with Parts Canada and AVON tyres to put together a package for rental tires for the three Shannonville races this year – very cool indeed. Fittingly named “Come try Supermoto” new riders will have an opportunity to get coaching and track time as well as rental tires to fit onto their motocross rims. There will be ‘pizza-cutters’ around for sure as this development leaves no reason for you to not try supermoto. ‘Pizza-cutter’ is the slang name for a motocross rim with slick tires. It’s not meant to be a derogatory term, because all of us asphalt surfers started out on a set. It is a rite of passage for the supermoto racer.
So this year is looking better and better all the time. If the recent developments have you wondering what it is like to try supermoto, come out and see us at the track. We will be waiting…