ASK THE MXPERTS: ROOST BROKE MY WINDSHIELD

A moving blanket is handy at the track.

Dear MXA,
At my track, pit parking is at a premium. I have always parked in the same place. It has a good view of the racing and it is on flat ground and next to where my friends park; however, last week a small rock got roosted over the fence and chipped my windshield. I don’t know how it happened, because I am parked on a straight and nowhere near a corner or a jump. I do know that it cost me $250 to get a new windshield. What can I do to prevent this?

At the weekly motocross wars, the MXA gang parks right next to the track with a row of vans and pickups. We lost a few windshields until we ordered heavy-duty moving blankets, the kind that moving companies use to wrap around dresser drawers when moving furniture, from Harbor Freight. They are 6 feet by 6 feet 8 inches and cost less than $10. We fold them over and lay them over our windshields. They keep the sun out and block rock damage. You can even use them for moving. You can see them at www.harborfreight.com.

 

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