APRIL 2017 / DIRT BIKE 85
them. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my
beat-up two-strokes were teaching me
valuable riding and life lessons that I still use
to this day. Now, as a grown-up kid, I yearn
to ride a crisp 125 to bring me back to my
roots. So, I started looking where everyone
does—Craigslist. After looking for a couple
months and a few shady people later, I came
across a 2005 Yamaha YZ125 for $600.
Perfect! And so it began.