During my first visit to Cahuilla Creek in the month of December, which happened to be Christmas Eve, I had the pleasure of parking next to Dean Wilson’s father, Andy. Andy was super friendly and spun laps on his Honda CR500. Seeing the 2018 Honda CRF250R sitting next to his CR500 in the pits was pretty cool to say the least! As far as lap times go, according to my LitPro device, I threw down my fastest time in my first session of the day with a 2:13.82. Later on, as the track dried out in the afternoon with less than optimal traction conditions, I was amazed at how well the CRF250R hooked up on the flat ground corners. The bike is so easy to throw around and put where you want. Also, it corners on a dime even when the track has gone away. I left the track after spinning a total of 32 laps and built up a great appetite for Christmas dinner in the process.