There’s no denying that a sweet set of graphics can make your ATV look and feel new. For some, the custom look makes you feel better about your bike, while others take pride in their machinery. Either way, confidence in yourself and your machine is an important piece of the mental side of racing. Graphics are also important for representing your sponsors and making sure their logos get seen and noticed. There are an endless number of companies who currently specialize in wrapping your ATV with their designs, and choosing the right one can be difficult. Luckily for you, we’ve found the right one.
When it comes to vented riding gear, it’s hard to find a set that combines quality, good ventilation, and protection. Admittedly, Moose was not the place I thought I would find that exact combination, but when a deal came up that was just too good, I found myself on the fast track to being proven wrong. As it turns out, Moose’s Sahara line is arguably some of the best vented gear on the market.
With only two manufacturers currently offering motocross specific machines, a lack of support from the factories, and several major series shrinking, the state of ATV racing isn’t looking as good as it was a few years ago. Luckily, the diehard riders, fans, and companies are still out there, driven by their collective passion. However, many are feeling anxious and scared, fearing extinction as the effects of this ATV recession are being felt all around the country. Is it time to hit the panic button? Is the end near? Fear not my fellow enthusiasts. When you really take the time to look at it, our sport is very young, and we’ve come a long way in that short time. While things might be rough now, there is hope for the future.
Practicing during the off season can be a great way to continue progressing and getting things dialed in. Seat time is essential to perfecting your craft, and hours at the track can be fun and relaxing if you can meet up with a few of your good friends. This is also a great time to try to set up your quad or get back into the rhythm following breakage of you or your machine. Unfortunately, finding a place to ride can be difficult as some tracks close up for the season. Luckily, for riders in the North West, Pit Traffic has you covered.
One of the toughest things about covering the rezoning of the Oregon Dunes, also known as the FEIS, is the fact that information has not been readily available. Instead, it’s slowly leaked out, from different sources, at different times. I have been scrambling to try to piece things together to provide the most accurate information. On top of everything, the original article was spreading like wildfire, and actually received so much traffic Pit Traffic actually went down for about a day. The ride has been crazier than a bad case of swap in the whoops, but things are under control. It’s time to get back at it, there’s a lot of catching up to do.
Since the previous article was posted, we’ve learned a bit more about the reasoning behind the rezoning. According to Save the Riders Dunes, an organization dedicated to keeping the dunes open, the proposed changes are intended to fix the issues created by the 1994 plan. Many are unaware that a rezoning took place in 1994, because it never actually went through. Due to several factors, such as funding, the 1994 plan went through, but was never enforced. This explains why Banshee Hill is considered opened in the new plan. It was never supposed to be open, but it was never closed either. This is the case for many of the areas that they are proposing to close. The new plan was made to try to keep people happy while closing land that they wanted closed 20 years ago. However, it does not change the fact that the land has been open to public use for more than two decades, and there are still concerns with closing the land.
It’s hard to imagine the Oregon Dunes without ATV’s, Sand Rails, and other ORV’s playing in the sand. The rezoning of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area certainly does not mean that we may see that happening in the near future, or anything to that extent, but it does still make for interesting and potentially harmful changes.
Closures to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area have been in the works for some time. Despite some effort, the USDA Forest Service has pushed the proposal to the next step. This video is meant …
The phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” couldn’t be any more true of our sport. When you’ve got a good product, there’s no need to change it. In fact, it’s extremely rare in our sport that a product comes out that receives almost no complaints and is accepted by all. With riders of all shapes and sizes, each with their own style, and their own needs based on a massive amount of variables, it is almost impossible to create something that can work for nearly everyone. Every so often, that one product comes along, whether it’s a legendary bike, a must have part, or revolutionary gear.
As the racing season nears its end, or in some cases has already ended, another has already begun. It’s hunting season. There are no rules, there are no regulations, there’s a not even rifle involved, and you can participate in the comfort of your own home. What kind of hunting season is this you ask? One that involves tracking down sponsors for the upcoming year. This is a time to scramble for sponsors and fight over every last scrap of discounts the big names can offer. While it may not take much gear to get out there, it does take considerable thought and effort to nail the right sponsors for your upcoming year. As mentioned, there are no rules or regulations, but that doesn’t mean there are right and wrong ways to get the job done. The real question is, are you ready? Whether or not you are, the following tips can benefit you in big ways.