You wouldn't be referring to the "pits" would you;-) That's where I grew up riding.Have bought, restored, rode, then sold 3 bikes in the last 18 months. Honda XR250, Honda XR400, Honda CR250. Currently, waiting on parts to put back together a Kawie Bayou 250 quad. I enjoy working on them and i'll ride them for a month or so after they are done, then sell them on craigslist and look for another project.
There's places (safe but not legal) around Baltimore to ride, if you know where to look.
I loved those green Pentons! I remember a guy in his 60s that raced Penton 125s when I was in my early 20s on 250s. Did you race Chuck Lee's in Leonardtown, Southern MD? I was there pretty often. Rough track but I liked it. I had a serious crash on the last lap of a Budds Creek final, trying to pass the no. 1 guy on a Maico at the sharp turn, top of the hill. I gunned it too hard, laid it down and was hit in the back at high speed by the 3rd place Honda rider. Ended up in the hospital but he just missed my spine. I have a large knot from that one on my back. I had many fractures and a lot of bent handlebars but fortunately, I'm OK. My Montesa was incredibly fast - tuned by Heyser Cycle in Laurel who also tuned Mike Cleveland's bike, same exact set-up. Mike raced against DeCoster but was older.Jim Rockfish, we're dating ourselves. I raced from 74 into the early 80s. Penton 125, 360 Yammi and Suzuki RM 250 was the last bike. I'm still a Roger DeCoster fan! Also raced Cedar Ridge and down in Axton. Broke my back in 1976. Young and dumb, started racing again 11 months later against doctor's and parent's orders. Now, 30 years later with no problems in between, I had to have major back surgury last November! Still fond memories of those days. Not many things in life get your adrenalin (sp?) rushing like 30 bikes heading wide open into the first turn that is four bikes wide!