DIRT BIKING IN RIDGECREST
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During the 1970’s, the boys and I did a lot of dirt biking out at the old homestead in Ridgecrest, Ca. Scott had a Yamaha, Tim’s first dirt bike was a Honda 125, then he got a Yamaha, Ed had a Hodaka and then a Kawasaki, my honey had a 90cc Honda, and I had a Kawasaki, and then a Yamaha. I don’t think Ed was too much into racing and enduros, but Scott, Tim and I were pretty much into them and competed often. Scott stayed with dirt bikes longer then any of us. Later on, I competed in enduros with a Kawasaki 250 Quad. Our best race was State line to Vegas, in which all three of us won our respective classes, plus we won the Family class. Thanks to “Mom” and Ed, who provided pit stop support with gas and liquid refreshments, we hauled 4 beautiful trophies away from Las Vegas that weekend. My honey only rode in one enduro, but she completed the course in good time and received a Finishers pin. (See photo below.) If any of you guys have dirt bike photos that aren’t on the site, email then to me, and I’ll add them. And notice our cool 1967 Dodge Charger in the background in the photo showing the four of us in street clothes. I sold it for $800. Today it’s probably worth $50,000. (Restored)
Photos Below: Top Left: Scott in a Desert Race. Top Right: Dad in an enduro. Bottom Letf: Tim on his Honda 125cc. Bottom Right: Scott in an Enduro.
Below Left: Mom and Dad pitting for Scott in a California City Grand Prix. Grandma and Grandpa were also at this race with us. Lower Right: Ed on his Hodaka and Tim on his Honda 125. Below Middle: My Honey on her mini-bike with no engine. The engine was lost one day when she went blasting up the side of a mountain at full throttle. The engine blew up, and landed in the desert someplace. We never found it, but she still liked to pedal the bike around with her feet.
Below: Tim and Scott with some of their trophies. Lower left: My honey showing off her Enduro Finisher’s pin. Lower right: All four members of team Crawford. Bottom: Dad, Tim and Scott on their bikes with trophies.