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Inside Jeremy McGrath’s Thing Valley Ranch

Friday, October 15, 2010
Recently we had the opportunity to visit Jeremy McGrath’s private Thing Valley Ranch. The property is situated on 700 acres of pure unspoiled land just east of San Diego, California. The reason we were there was the introduction of Honda’s latest 450 motocrosser which you can read about in the 2011 Honda CRF450R First Ride.
 
Words can barely describe how bad-ass his set-up is with The King having pretty much everything that a man could ever dream of. The estate is totally off the grid meaning that he’s got to supply his own electricity, water, and sewage. There’s no cell phone service either.
 
He’s got his own solar power set-up that’s capable of storing enough energy to power his entire farm without using the huge diesel generator which he has as well just in case. There are multiple wells on sight too so he’s got plenty of fresh water for his houses (he’s got multiple on site) and even more importantly his motocross track.
 
That’s right he has his own personal bad-ass motocross track built by Mennega Track Designs. The track cuts through the woods and is definitely more on the technical side as far as track layouts go. The soil composition is like nothing I’ve ever ridden on. It’s really powdery and even more fine than sand. He also has a RC car track, dirt runway (for his ultralight plane), golf and rifle range. Check out the photos and see how good it is to be The King.

This is a view from the outside looking at McGraths house on the property. Behind is the gold driving range.
This is a view from the outside looking at McGrath’s house.
Serving up golf balls at McGraths ranch.
Serving up golf balls at McGrath’s ranch.

Inside one of McGraths garages at the Thing Valley Ranch.
Inside one of McGrath’s garages at the Thing Valley Ranch.
McGraths ranch is totally off the grid so he has these solar panels to power his ranch.
McGrath’s ranch is totally off the grid.

Each red structure is filled with batteries to store the energy collected by the solar panels. He also has an auxiliary diesel generator and 500-gallon fuel tank just in case.
Each structure is filled with batteries to store energy collected by solar panels. He also has a diesel generator just in case.
This is the family room in McGraths main house where he and his family stay when they visit the ranch.
This is the family room in McGrath’s main house where he and his family stay when they visit the ranch.
Check out McGraths ultralight. What doesnt this guy have
Check out McGrath’s ultralight. What doesn’t this guy have?
This is a look inside McGraths horse stable. There werent any horses but plenty of motorcycles  Jet Skis  ATVs  and side-by-sides.
This is a look inside McGrath’s horse stable.
McGrath also has a RC car track on his property.
McGrath also has a RC car track on his property.
Inside this red building is McGraths drinking establishment.
Inside this red building is McGrath’s drinking establishment.
This has to be the biggest grill oven Ive ever seen.
This has to be the biggest grill/oven I’ve ever seen.
One of the highlights of McGraths ranch is his awesome motocross track.
Shouldn't everybody have their own motoross track? 
Here Digital Media Producer  Ray Gauger practices his long barrel game at McGraths house.
Digital Media Producer, Ray Gauger practices his long barrel game at McGrath’s house.
The bar is littered with motorcycle memorabilia.
The bar is littered with motorcycle memorabilia.
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Isaac Burton -Jeremy Mcgrath  October 25, 2010 07:37 AM
MC Is My Hero Ive Watched Him Ever Sence He Started It's Give Me Convidence I Just Want Thanks.