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  1. Hey guys, I just recently moved to AZ and started riding again after a good 25 yrs away from it. I'm 50, out of shape and suck but I love it. I've been to Wild Cat and Boulders just getting used to the terrain. The desert is amazing. I would like to find some buddies or group to ride with. I'm very inexperienced but can move around enough to get in trouble and have fun. I'm into learning and challenging myself and I'm pretty chill and easy going. Hit me up if you want to ride.
  2. This is an old post but I just stumbled on it. I was diagnosed recently with degenerative disc disease (L4/5) and have had chronic back pain for over 20 years. I just started riding again and I definitely feel it bad after each ride. My doctor told me I need to stop riding, the constant impact will only make it worse to the point where I'll be bone on bone. I'm a bit stubborn, so instead, I started doing research. I'm not for surgery but I am thinking about getting Stem Cell injections, there seems to be a lot of positive experiences from it and it's legal in the U.S.. I came across this ND who built a practice around helping people with chronic pain through Stem Cell therapies (https://www.docereclinics.com/). He has some good videos on youtube and a TedTalk too. Interesting stuff. I don't know much about medicine, but being 50, I know enough to know that most doctors know a lot, but not everything. It's your life, your body, it's up to you to figure it out. If you love riding, then do the research, get some therapies, go to physical therapy, get strong, lose weight and fight for what you love. We only live once.
  3. Did it Thanks for posting, I would never have seen it.
  4. That's a good point about home mechanics. I just find that most shops do a bad job of trying to help you build a bike you love vs just doing the job you asked them to do. There's care in the work they do, but not for helping you dial it in and help you choose mods that make sense for your type of riding and skill set. It's typically transactional and a very impersonal experience. I will check out Moto City, thank you for the recommendation!
  5. Hi Guys, I'm new to the Scottsdale area. Appreciate any suggestions for a good dirt bike mechanic who really cares about their craft. I'm mechanically challenged and looking to do some upgrades to my bike and regular maintenance. Ideally I would like to find someone who really knows dirt bikes and desert riding to help me customize and set up the bike to my needs. I'm fine if they work out of their home or come to mine. Happy to pay for the help and even learn a thing or two along the way! Thanks!
  6. that’s a wild looking bike. I’ve never seen anything like it. Do you have any videos of you riding it? Looks like fun!
  7. This is a sweet setup. How big is that trailer? haha nevermind, I found my glasses
  8. For the guys with a CRF250RX, what mods and adjustments have you done or wanting to do to your bike? Post pics if you got’em.
  9. Thank you for the suggestion. I have a new bike just need a reliable mechanic to maintain my bike and help me dial it in and add a few after market items. Nothing really complicated, I’m just clueless when I comes to even the simplest maintenance tasks so I’m looking for someone trustworthy who really cares about their work.
  10. Hey Thumpers, I'm a new rider and I practice as much as I can, obsessively watch youtube videos on techniques, and think about riding constantly. As a 50 yr old newcomer to the sport, I certainly don't have delusions of grandeur, but I love it and am always looking to improve my skills so I can continue enjoying getting out and safely ride trails until I'm 80+. For you veteran riders, what was the one or two things that you did that really helped you level up? It could be drills, mindset, equipment, bike set up, riding buddies, training, etc. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself when you started out? Cheers and happy riding!
  11. Damn, sorry to hear about your buddy. Hope he’s ok. Glad to hear Inreach worked as it should. I never ride without it. Appreciate the other suggestions too. Ride safe
  12. Totally agree. This is hardcore velcro. It won’t budge.
  13. I ride alone and mostly in the middle of the desert. I have a Garmin Inreach but use that mostly as an SOS device in my backpack. I’d love to hear from veteran riders who like to solo ride on what tips and tricks you use to make sure you don’t get lost out in the wild and stay safe. Cheers!
  14. I was researching this for a while and it was tough to find any good options. I did end up getting this PROSHOT Helmet cam mounting... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTXWAZK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share and it works well. The action looks pretty good and it’s easy to take it off since it’s velcroed.
  15. awesome, thank you for the suggestion, I’ll give John a call.
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