So it’s been a couple of weeks since my last update. Everything is going well and I’ve been able to put in a good amount of seat time on my new Euro-spec KX450F. It’s pretty cool because the FIM series isn’t as restricted as SX/MX so we get to try some different stuff.
For instance my bike uses an trick-looking carbon fiber subframe that also serves as the airbox. It’s not a huge weight savings, but every little bit helps at this level. Other than that, my bike isn’t too different than last year’s.
We’ve been doing a little bit of testing here and there, but mainly I’m just focusing on putting in motos and getting my pace back to where it needs to be. Outside of that, I’ve been spending sometime working on a couple garage projects and hanging with my wife, Kristen, and my two French Bullies, Olive and Sako.
As you’re reading this I’m taking off to Spain for the FIM gala. This time I have my wife and Tanner (my practice bike mechanic/man friend, J/K Tanner, haha) in tow. We are actually heading over a week early, as the team decided to combine this trip with some more testing which is always good, because Qatar will be here before we know it.
That’s all for now, I’ll drop another update when I return from Spain… -RV