Jeeps on the Tahuya River Trail
We need a thread so that those of us who carry chain saws and other trail working tools, know what needs attention. Along with that, some ice and snow reports would be great to include too. So, if you see a trail blockage, post it up with some good info on where it is, how big the tree is, and maybe even include a photo if you've got a chance. Another good idea might be to post up if you took care of one of the issues posted in this thread. You can't count on most people to get off their bike/quad and move a fallen tree that can be moved without a saw. There are far to many trenches going around logs that could just be rolled off the trail, so the faster we can address it, the better we can keep the trail system.
I would think a motorcycle would be grateful for being rescued from a show room floor where half the people walking by would sit on it and bounce the forks up and down without ever taking it out for a ride. Today it spit me off into a pile of brush and then jumped on top of me just because I drifted off the trail a little bit. It must have been trained at the factory in ways to pin riders because I surely could not get it off me. I said "Bad bike", "Bad bike" several times but it ignored me so I had to yell for help.
I can't remember if it was Tiger Tanker or Bombastic One who pulled the bike off of me but that is not surprising seeing how I have reached the age where I sometimes forget what I was doing while I am doing it.
Which reminds me that this new thread is actually a shameless plug for the Shelton Dirt Rider trail clearing which is well under way for the 2018 poker runs and fun runs. We covered a lot of ground today. We have acquired another 2000 acres which gives us nearly 20,000, and we are still only in stage one of the long term three stage plan. I believe we will be well over 50,000 acres when we get to stage three and I strongly suspect that John Eaton has more than that in the works. He does not tell be everything.
There seems to be no end to the number of old trails here that have overgrown with brush since ORV access to this once well used area was shut off 13 years ago. We had a lot of fun today searching them out.
Who lives and rides in Shelton, Belfair, Tahuya, Bremerton..etc?
Heading up there to scope out the scene to find a place to live, and wouldn't mind meeting up with some single track riders.
Basically want to ride at the house, or ride to the trails. Is that possible without being in a 1 horse town?
Any good clubs to talk to in the areas?
Any opinions are greatly appreciated!
By Bryan Bosch
Webb Takes Everett EnduroCross Win
EVERETT, WA – October 15, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Cody Webb took his third straight main event win at the Rekluse Clutch EnduroCross in Everett, Washington. The FMF KTM rider took over the lead on the third lap and held a comfortable margin to the end. SRT Offroad backed Trystan Hart finished a strong second to back up his round one podium and fourth consecutive top five. Rockstar Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker had a tough main event with a costly crash on lap one but managed to come back to finish third.
The top thirteen Super EnduroCross riders earned their way into the gate pick qualifier and Haaker took the win to earn a bonus point. He had a back and forth battle with Webb and just when it appeared that Webb was going to take the top spot, he went down in the river rock section to allow Haaker to take over the lead and win.
The bracket race groups the top 12 riders into single lap head to head battles until the final two riders face off. For the fourth consecutive race, Webb and Haaker faced off in the final. Haaker got the jump on the start but Webb made an aggressive pass in the rock pile to take over the lead and held Haaker off to the finish. This gave Webb a bonus point to offset the one Haaker got in the qualifier.
The start of the main event was chaotic as Haaker did a nose wheelie into the first turn when he locked bars with another rider. Hart came out of turn one with the lead ahead of Spain’s Joan Pau Segura and Webb. Haaker’s bad start put him deep into the pack and then he crashed in the wood pit on lap one to drop to the back of the fifteen-rider field.
Hart led the first lap and then Webb worked his way past both Segura and Hart on lap three to take the lead. Webb and Hart both took the joker lane early in the race and held onto the top two spots. This allowed Webb to ride off to his third win in four races.
Hart held second until Haaker passed him on lap eleven but Haaker had not yet taken the joker lane setting up a tense final three laps. Haaker waited until the final lap to take the joker lane and Hart stayed close enough to take second back on the final turn.
Cory Graffunder put in his best result of the season to take fourth position despite sitting in fourteenth at the end of lap one. The tall Canadian thrives on tough tracks and this one fit the bill. Ty Tremaine rounded out the top five on his RPM KTM and he too had to recover from a bad first lap that saw him in 11th.
Beta’s Max Gerston finished sixth while riding with some injuries sustained in a crash just four weeks before. Cooper Abbott rode his Purvines DA8 Yamaha to seventh. A crash pushed him back from a battle for fifth. Kyle Redmond rode his SRT Husqvarna to eighth. GasGas backed Noah Kepple finished ninth after a terrible start. Wally Palmer rounded out the top ten on his SRT backed KTM.
Ty Cullins, Tyler Kinkade, Cody Miller, Quinn Wentzel and Segura finished 11th to 15th respectively. Segura rode in third for half the race and looked solid until he broke a chain.
Cody Webb rode his FMF KTM to his third straight EnduroCross main event win of the season. Photography: Tanner Yeager
“I struggled with my starts all day today and my face was riding Colton’s rear tire going into the first turn, I am not sure if we locked bars but he was doing a stopie,” Webb said. “I tried to put in strong laps because I did not know what was going on with Colton and I know he rides strong all the way to end. It is great to get another win.”
Trystan Hart had another great ride to take a career best second in Everett. Photography: Tanner Yeager
“This is kind of my home race since it is closest to my house in Canada,” Hart said. “It was so great to have so many of those fans and family come down here to cheer me on. And I got the holeshot and led for a little bit. I knew that Colton had not taken the joker lane yet when he passed me so I stayed as close as possible and got him back on the last lap.”
Colton Haaker had a tough first lap but recovered to take third in Everett. Photography: Tanner Yeager
“I was down in the firewood section and stuck in somebody’s bike,” Haaker said. “I got a good start and when I put the brakes on I hooked handlebars with somebody and that put me into a nose wheelie. I rode the best I could and it wouldn’t have mattered (if I took the joker lane earlier), that what happens when you have to pass that many riders.”
2017 Everett AMA EnduroCross main event results
Cody Webb, KTM Trystan Hart, Husqvarna Colton Haaker, Husqvarna Cory Graffunder, Husqvarna Ty Tremaine, KTM Max Gerston, Beta Cooper Abbott, Yamaha Kyle Redmond, Husqvarna Noah Kepple, GasGas Wally Palmer, KTM Ty Cullins, Beta Tyler Kinkade, KTM Cody Miller, Kawasaki Quinn Wentzel, Husqvarna Joan Pau Segura, GasGas Webb opened a ten-point lead over Haaker (101 to 91) with three events remaining. Hart holds third with 78, Redmond is fourth with 69 and Tremaine is fifth with 66 points.
Canada’s Shelby Turner took her third win of the season in the Women’s class. This was perhaps her easiest win yet as she led every lap despite one tip over in one of the tricky rock turns. Beta’s Morgan Tanke came out on top of a great battle with KTM’s Kacy Martinez to take second. Martinez had crashed on lap one and recovered to nearly take second.
Shelby Turner (center), Morgan Tanke (right) and Kacy Martinez (left) earned the Women’s class podium potions on the tough Reno course. Photography: Tanner Yeager
Destry Abbott took another Vet class win on his Purvines, DA8 Yamaha. Canadian Stephen Foord finished second on his Beta and local rider Bill Baldwin rounded out the podium on his KTM.
Joel Tonsgard, another Washington local took the Open Amateur main event win on his Beta. Shane Culbertson rode a solid race to take second on his Husqvarna and Kevin Dupuis rounded out the podium on his Husqvarna.
In the Amateur B class, Ryan Middleton took the win on his Kawasaki. Max rokosh (Yamaha) and Nick Buechler (KTM) rounded out the podium.
Anthony Johnson took another TrialsCross main event win. Jake Lackie and Ronald Ringuette, both Washington residents rounded out the podium.
Complete results can be found here: http://endurocross.escoremx.com/class.asp?s=&c=&e=85
You can watch the entire night show on the www.endurocross.com website.
Round five of the 2017 EnduroCross series will move on to Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday, October 28th.
The insane EnduroCross obstacles provide a great show and exciting racing for race fans. If you have never been to an AMA EnduroCross in person, you need to put one on your calendar for 2017.
Tickets are available here: http://www.endurocross.com/buy-tickets
If you want to tackle an EnduroCross course yourself, there are classes for Amateur, Vet, Women and TrialsCross riders. All of those support class main events run as part of the night show so it is your chance to compete in front of a large crowd. And there is nothing more challenging than tackling an EnduroCross course.
Racers can enter here: https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/endurocross/