With the KTM 990, this has been a year of returning to adv riding. First Metcalf, then Carnegie and now Hollister.
I met with Ayon (Honda CRF250L Rally) and we rode down to Hollister Hills on Thanksgiving Sunday morning. We paid the $5 to get in and staged near the beginner area on the right. I took off my top box and went around the kids track a couple of times. I had put on a TKC80 tire on the front a few days ago (at home that too) and I could instantly feel that my front wheel behaved differently in the dirt. I was more confident for sure and I liked the feeling of a more grippy / knobby dirt tire.
We spent a couple of hours at Hollister Hills and covered all the green trails:
- Rancho Road and Wood Camp return
- Harmony Gate and North Canyon return
- Lower Field Road and return
It was easy work for Ayon on his Rally, maybe a little more for me on the big KTM. Nonetheless we had good fun, I enjoyed a beer too!