We have been preparing for this weekend’s King of the Motos race. On the downside, I have injured my knee and will not be able to race. The good news is that I have talked Paul Krause into riding our Enduro360 race bike, the 2013 Husaberg FE350. I still have to get the Berg prepped. I have a whole pile of goodies in the garage from Rekluse, Bulletproof Designs, Dirt Tricks, Flexx, Pro Moto Billet and Kenda, all awaiting my attention.
Last week I got a call from Klim asking me if I could help out sponsored rider Graham Jarvis when he arrives from England to defend his King of the Motos crown. So now we have two Husabergs in the garage to prep. Graham arrived Tuesday night and I picked up his showroom stock TE300 from Husaberg North America so it would be ready for him.
We took off for the desert yesterday morning to get some ride time in. The 300 needed breaking in and Graham wanted to get more desert riding time in too. The conditions at Ocotillo Wells could not be more perfect. Recent rains have left the sand nice and moist. So in many places we are roosting the first track on virgin sandwashes. I realized that Graham and his mate were thinking that the desert is always beautiful like this. I had to explain there are only a few months a year when such perfect conditions can exist.
Graham brought some factory parts over, but they were late in arriving. Fortunately I found the lost bags magically sitting on my doorstep this morning. So today we will do some bike building and then head out to the desert again for more practice.
My plan today is to take Graham over to Superstition Mountain near Ocotillo Wells. There are some great rocky canyons on the north side, these should be very similar to the race course terrain at Lucerne Valley.