Logan Bolopue, Durty Dabber member and RYP Sherco sponsored team rider and Hunter Weaver Durty Dabbers and Scorpa sponsored rider traveled to the Ryan Young Products facility in March for a week of spring break training with 6 time USA National Trials Champion and owner of RYP, Ryan Young. The boys were hosted by Brad Baumert and his family at their home in Louisville when they were not on the road with Ryan training.
The boys were fortunate enough to hitch a ride to Kentucky with Jerry “Forever” young, father of Ryan. Word has it the boys have Jerry’s taste in music converted to Buck Cherry, Godsmack and other rock groups as they had the radio cranked for the 11 hours it took them to get from PA to KY. Jerry spent the week recovering his hearing, visiting relatives, riding with the gang and taking pictures of Ryan and the boys in action.
The week started out somewhat cold and rainy which the PA boys are used to coming off the cold hard winter we have had in the East. But as the week progressed the weather improved with dry, sunny conditions.
The rain and cold however did not alter Ryan’s training schedule. The boys rode all day from about 10am to 5 pm regardless of the conditions. No whining allowed!!
The team drove up to Indiana to ride for a few days on some “awesome terrain” as the boys described it as well as riding near the RYP shop in KY.
The Sherco riders participating for the week were, Pro Riders Bryan Roper from Arizona and Florida rider Karl Davis Jr., Expert rider Logan Bolopue from PA, 125 Expert rider Sam Fastle from New Mexico along with High School Scorpa rider Hunter Weaver from PA.
Check out the youtube video tour of RYP which will give you a good look inside and out of the shop in Louisville and all that goes on there. Vlog#1- Tour of RYP
Another cool thing to check out is the radio interviews conducted by Brad Baumert Manager of RYP USA LLC.
There are 13 different interviews with the first group of spring break trainees along with Jerry and Ryan Young, Shan Moore of T & E News, Phil Baumert and trials great David Chaves to name a few. Check back periodically to RYP Radio as there will be more interviews with the next spring break participants and many other trials riders. Very interesting interviews conducted so far. Go to rypusa.com and click on the RYP Radio link in the upper right corner.
The training with Ryan Young will continue as Ryan travels back home to PA for a trials school with the Durty Dabber Club the first weekend in April.
Work on the 2011 dual sport has begun!!!
The series sponsors have changed this year to KTM (primary sponsor) and BMW has been replaced by Yamaha for the Adventure bike series.
There has been a delay in getting the information that the sponsors want included in the promotional material and we are hoping to receive that this week so our flyer can be completed. The flyer and sign up material will be posted to the website as soon as we get this information. Our goal is to have it posted on the web within the next few weeks with the mailing to go out at that same time.
Meetings with the forestry department began in the beginning of March. All reports are positive, although there will be some changes to the course on Saturday due to erosion concerns. The forestry department did offer some great alternatives which should greatly improve Saturday’s ride. Sunday’s ride will be changed considerably due to the gas well activity that is happening in this area. We have some great ideas to avoid that conflict and to add more single track than we have had in previous years.
Mark Hyde of KTM will be very involved this year and will be bringing the KTM tractor trailer support truck. Mark is also planning on bringing some of the best off road riders in the country and the world and some of the best bikes as well. The bikes will be available for test rides and the pros will be available for tips and advice.
If the enthusiasm that we have already received from the sponsors and previous riders is any indication then we anticipate that this will be our best dual sport event to date.
We will post updates to the website as they become available.
21st Annual Durty Dabber Great Adventure Dual Sport will be June 4th and 5th this year.
Entry forms will be available on the web and will also be mailed in April.
More info will be coming shortly.