Since moving to Tahoe area in 1999, I've been fortunate to have the ability to get away the first weekend in June to go and check out a little motocross just down the hill in Sacramento at a track they call Hangtown.
For years Europeans dominated the sport of motocross, but in the late 70's and early 80's, Americans started to take over. Now, racers from all over the globe move here to try their luck at competing with the best riders in the world in the AMA National Motocross Series. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, grab some cold ones and a couple of your buddies and head down there to check it out.
Had I known back in March that the race was this weekend, I probably wouldn't have volunteered as mechanical support for America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride. But, what's done is done and I'm actually looking forward to hanging out with some 3000 like minded people at one of the earlier rest stops on the rides planned route. I'm charging up my camera batteries and heading out in search of people with broken spokes, flat tires, gears that won't shift and some stories that can only be found at a ride like this one.