MX Bob Bike History - Experiment 21
2002 Yamaha YZ125
The Mankato Screamer

This bike was really fun at certain tracks, particularly Mankato. There are really steep downhills that I could just scream down and brake really late. The trick was not to lose all the time I just gained going down the hill when I then had to negotiate a tight turn at the bottom, and power back up the hill. The bike had a five-speed and the gaps were pretty big, so you really had to carry momentum and shift precisely. Going down a tooth on the countershaft helped, but a six-speed would have helped more.

Mankato on a muddy spring day in 2003.

This is better shot of the bike and the mud than my poor riding form

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