Great fun guys, this is the first time that I have seen seasoned riders try and give some thing back that they have learned, to new riders. Even I got reminded on some of the techniques of off road riding that I had forgotten. Now you know what to expect I'm am sure the next clinic will be far even better.:ss:
Yeah, we newbies gotta work on that part. Every time it put my helmet back on it was like wrapping my head in a wet cold fish!
More of you should have tried out the gravel pit hills. It was nice to try some stuff where you don't need to worry about shishkabobing yourself on a tree stump.
The hints I got really helped. I've got a lot of bad "street" habits that need unlearning. I tought my mountain bike riding would help and I suppose it does a bit but the heavier steering of the dirtbike is overpowering my bicycle instincts and it's taking a while for me to realize that I can't flick my DR around like my Norco.
I missed the group that went off to the woop de doo exercise. By the time I got my kick starter running and took off I only saw a small glimpse of one of the last of the first group. I went up the hill quite a ways until I got to the Y that ran down to the CAF area and waited for the other two behind me to arrive to point the right way. They never got there and I apparently went too far or missed a turn or something as I could not hear any bikes and even when I turned back I didn't see the two behind me. So I went back to the gravel pit. Just as well too as I was able to help out in the FizzyFish rescue.....
Well, I had a blast yesteray!! And the beer and burger afterwards at the pub wasn't too bad either!!
Its too bad that I really didn't ride with everyone. I didn't get there till about 12:30, and when I found the gravel pit, I saw alot of vehicles, but no bikes!! It was great to finally bump into everyone, and do some hill climbs at the pit, and I look forwards to riding with the group again. I did see The Rock giving some tips, and from what I saw, it was organized pretty well.
Now my bike has a couple of scratches in it, but thats ok, I had fun makin them!!