I've been riding and racing a 2009 KTM 125SX for a most of 2009 and have been having the most fun I've had in a long time on it. So there wasn't much of a transition or change-up for me to get ready for this race. I simply put on a new Dunlop MX51 rear tire, cleaned my air filter, changed the tranny fluid and was ready to race. Why was I racing a 125 when a 500, or at least a 250 would have been a much better choice. Well, we have to take a step back a realize that racing is a word I hesitate to use so loosely. I was riding in a race, not actually racing in it. And riding the 125, I had my stage one excusatron wound up tight if I were to end up in dead last looking like I shouldn't even be out there. After all, I was on a 125, right?