In 2003, a couple of friends of mine invited me to go out and ride their dirt bikes. A year earlier I had sold my jet ski, and was itching for something fun to do. It only took 1 ride and I was hooked. I soon bought my first bike, a 1998 CR500. I learned a lot on that bike and road it until late 2004. In December of 2004, I sold the 500 and bought a new 2005 CRF450R which I still ride today.
Not long after getting my new 450, I had the opportunity to go to Mexico for the Baja 500. I went with the DP Racing Team and pre-ran the course the week before the race. I had a great time as we camped in the middle of no where and road all over the Baja peninsula. The course traversed beaches, mountain forests, barren deserts, and small villages.