It's been a few years since I race D-37, but I have been thinking about getting back into it. I used to belong to the Training Wheels M/C, but they were more into
Enduros and didn't focus too much on Hare & Hound races.
He who lives by the sword, gets shot by those who don't.
Cool I Think I am going to try a race next year. I went to the So. Cal. M.C. National Hare and Hound this year and it was a blast. My girl friend is in So. Cal. M.C. and I think I am going to join that club. All cool people.
I raced D-37 in the 80's to early 90's. I was a member of Desert M/C. Had a blast everytime I raced. The different types of races are enjoyable as well (H&H, Hare Scrambles, European Scrambles, and Dual European Scrambles). I have/had many friends in other clubs too (Dezert Vipers, 100's MC, HBMC, Prairie Dogs, RUTS, etc.)...most clubs are pretty cool. You might even check out the Checkers M/C...They have a long history of all forms of desert racing...however, I don't think your girlfriend could become a member, it's all men! Some clubs put on races that are better than others but I would suggest going to their monthly meetings to check it out. I am sure most of them would welcome you and answer any questions you might have.
Check out the D-37 offroad website for club links:
i have been racing d-37 for the past few years. i try and not miss a race. we've got a small group that goes. about 5-6 of us that race. the others just pit and play ride. i just went and did the lv 200. that was fun. it was my frist big time race since the 80's when i used to race 3-wheelers out in the desert.
Been racing D-37 off and on for over 20 years, presently an Open Vet expert. I am a member of So. Cal M/C. Have been a Shamrock, and a Master link. Sold my bike to my brother about 6 months ago but still have access to it. Racing Adelanto?
D37 is great. All the races I ran there I had a blast at. All of the above clubs mentioned have really cool people in them. D38 also has some great races going on and FRT. Plenty to keep you busy this riding season. I have raced 3wheelers and quads in D37 and 38 so dont be shy. Try em both.
Since we're on the subject of MC Desert Racing, what's your favorite bike to race? I've been riding a XR650 for the last year and a half. Great bike but I'm a little tired of the weight. Anyone racing/riding a KTM or 450?
I don't know yet When is it?. I have never raced a desert race. Raced motocross for about a year. It looks like a blast and I just love being in the desert. Do you need to be a AMA member? I am going to the So Cal. M/C meeting in Jan. to find out more about the club and racing.
Adelanto GP is my favorite race of the season. I raced for the first time in 1985 and it was Adelanto GP. It runs every year in February. I have listed a web site for all interested.
A couple of notes:
*The offroad section starts out pretty nice but it gets chewed later in the afternoon and rest of the weekend. However, the race travels through people's neighborhoods and the transition from dirt, to side streets, to moto x, to street (start area), and then back to dez is very fun and nostalgic to me.
*There are two days of racing and I feel the Desert Vipers put on a great show. Now, BITD is the sanctioning body. IT IS NOT AN AMA SANCTIONED EVENT...SO NO POINTS AVAIlABLE, except for BITD. Last year and the year before, the AMA wanted EVERY participant to become a member. I don't think you need to be a D-37 member either. There are over 2000 racers every year and the ama wanted a piece of the pie. The Vipers and D-37 had issues with this and the AMA said see ya! This year, you pay for your entry fee and a membership fee to BITD. There is a "special" weekend membership to BITD of only $5 if you do not want to become a full fledged member.
*There are spots to camp, as well as, many motels/hotels in the area.
*I will be there both days. I haven't decided if I am racing or not...I haven't raced since 1997.
Are you kidding? Of course we do. I'll be teaming with Matt Berault in 250 pro at BITD laughlin race, If you only do one race a year that has to be it! Also Lightning Larry Ragland and Dangerous Dan Ragland will be racing the over 50 pro race at Laughlin and Chad Ragland will race with John Rascal. Thats 4 truck racers pickin the bike race over the Score race.....
the pros usally get in 5 laps. the rest of us mortals for the most part do 4. you dont need pits for a grand prix. just a place to park your truck. if you go, i suggest going up friday afternoon to try and get a good spot to camp. and camp all week end. even if you are only racing one day. saturday night theres a band. its just a goood week end of fun!