The deep sand swallowed the TC125. Daryl does a
running-man pose as he tries to avoid the ground.
Husqvarna treated MXA like kings. In the distance
is the giant tepee where dinner was served.
MXA bleeds moto, but when we have a chance to try something else, we are always up for the challenge. The Swedish track
offered miles of tight trails through the Swedish forest. The 2015 Husqvarna enduro line handled awesome.
closer together. The trail was tight and rugged. I was in second
gear lugging the engine, trying to stay away from trees and large
tree roots. My feet came off a number of times, and I even ended up
in the trees a few times. My lower back took a toll, as it was almost
impossible to sit down for long on the entire loop. It was a blast.
Surprisingly, the European enduro bikes come standard with 4CS
forks—although softer and shorter than the motocross versions.
After considerable time on the enduro loop, I came in for lunch.
Surprise! More reindeer. With my hands already raw from hanging
on for dear life, I knew I was still far from my goal of trying to learn
as much as possible in Sweden to shorten the test time when the
bikes got to America. From this point on, I didn’t ride a bike without
rolling it over to Mattias to perform the regular adjustments. Then
off I went, switching bikes every 20 minutes or enduro loop. Riding
12 bikes in one day was a tough goal to achieve, but I was able to
check it off my list.
I ASKED IF I COULD PUT THE PIRELLI
FRONT TIRE ON THE NEXT MOTOCROSS
BIKE I RODE. HUSQVARNA WAS POLITE,
I wrapped up at the track around 7 p.m. I wanted to take a
shower before dinner, but Husqvarna hustled me into a bus and we
were off to our dinner destination. The bus squeezed down forest
roads that were about a foot narrower than the bus itself. Then, at
the end of the road, the forest opened up to a huge lake. At the
edge of the lake stood a giant tepee. Inside the tepee I feasted on
dinner that did not include reindeer.