The weekly practice schedule for a professional rider in Southern California is fairly standard. If they aren’t wiped from the weekend at a round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, they’ll head to the recently re-opened Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park on Monday for a moderate warm-up. Tuesday calls for a trek to the High Desert and Competitive Edge MX Park, while the Milestone MX Park connects their main and vet tracks for a longer course on Wednesday. That leaves Thursday, the only day left in the week before catching a plane to the next round, which sees riders flock to Glen Helen Raceway for a true test of the outdoor settings. With so many bikes on the course, countless braking bumps develop in the soft soil and the heat of the Inland Empire gives a final test for their stamina and hydration. We made the trip to San Bernardino on Thursday morning to see Blake Baggett and Justin Hill of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki, Weston Peick of RCH/Soaring Eagle/Suzuki, and Fredrik Noren of Team Honda Muscle Milk testing, while Shane McElrath, Darryn Durham, and Adam Enticknap worked to reclaim the speed lost by their mid-season crashes.