Awesome advice on here, thanks from all us noobs. Yeroc40 and Silver good luck on your upcoming races, let us know how you make out, and have fun.
I just got home on Thursday night from work, 10 days turned into 2 weeks. Damn aircraft maintenance. Anyway, picked up my new to me 03 XR250R and got it home in the garage. Except for a quick blast up and down the street, I haven't been out yet. Tomorrow hopefully will be my first real ride.
There's a local hare scramble in August and an enduro in October that I have my sights set on. It won't be a competitive ride, just for fun for now.
More later once I realize after my first dirt ride that I'm not the dirt hero I am imagining in my head. LOL. Gotta stop watching MOTO 1, 2 and 3.