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    A Different Ride

    On Friday we did a different kind of ride in Ganaraska Forest. It was my first time visiting Ganaraska and it was my very first time dirt biking... other than snowmobiling as a kid, I had never operated a motor bike. The most challenging aspect for me was learning the mechanical (the location of the brakes, shifting gears, understanding the clutch... I've never driven a manual vehicle before!) ... it wasn't intuitive. I spent the morning practicing on the track. It started to come together mid-day when we practiced standing in the pegs, going faster, sharper turns, and riding more technical terrain (soft sand, whoops, ruts, climbs etc) My DH experience came in handy.

    Standing up in the pegs is a basic move but many of the riders couldn't do. It requires core , upper body strength, and balance... especially when we had to weave between cones! My crossfit training sure paid off!

    Chris had much more past experience, and was moved to the advanced riders group. he hadn't been on a dirt bike in 34 years but you'd never know... he was amazing!

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    A few more pics from the day

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    One rider went into the weeds
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    Washy washy
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    We met Steve the owner
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    Great day
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    Awesome. I did a few advanced training days at Trail Tours years ago. I remember pulling a muscle in my chest that turned out to be very painful.
    I raced enduro and hare scrambles, but that was a different life before a wife and kids. The Ganny was always one of my favourite places to ride.


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    ^awesome Bric! Badass pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    ^awesome Bric! Badass pic
    Thanks. I do miss the thrill of racing some days...

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