I heard a rare sound yesterday as I got home from an "old parts in the barn" mission. It was the sound of a sole XR500 Honda motor. On again, Off again, On again, Off again. The locals had scrapped away the snow for a track on the main channel of the mighty Cedar River. The older, vintage motors have such a nice rumble to the pipe. Then a CRF took the track - and those kinda sound like shit. Sorry. They have an annoying exhaust note (that I see why citizens soon call the cops). Even after I got home, the sound was blurring out the Redskins. I think the cops will soon shut this down, just like all the rest. My solution would be mufflers. (like the days of the Sacto Mile, when "boom cans" at lower decibels actually made the bikes go faster) However, it makes you want to ride again.