The Crash or Dump or Fall……


Not sure what to call this….I guess a crash ;-)  More pics and video to come from today’s Newbie Dual Sport BC Spring Ride….it was awesome.  No damage to me, Leslie or the bike!

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6 thoughts on “The Crash or Dump or Fall……

  1. You did very well considering what the trail was like. I’m not sure I would have had the confidence to ride in that stuff. Good for you!

    • I am going to post some other clips of the sections we rode…what I love about Dual Sport BC is that the “C” trail is considered easy…not saying it’s difficult but it’s not easy and every time I ride out there the trail looks different and has interesting twists literally. But I loved it…was so good to get out there and ride with the guys!

    • ;-) No bruised ego but we all know we hope to never dump on a ride but some times as I found out no matter what the unexpected happens. Part of learning and to be honest a year or so ago I would have turned around. I must be getting more curious as I am getting older. LOL

  2. Boy it happens just so fast! I am now way beyond wanting to do this as I just don’t feel I can afford to fall anymore. Last 2 times I ended up with a leg caught under the bike which never happened before so now I have it in my head that my reflexes are too slow to have a safer get off. So glad you are fine and I admire the ‘get back up on your horse’ and ride out. I would’ve turned around too before the snow even! I wonder if there is an age when it is just smart to back off and keep the anxiety level to a dull roar?? I would not be on those roads without my tires studded with the old sheet-metal screws I had on back in the winter of ’74 when I rode all winter on snow to work. There just seems to be a bunch of red flags waving now to stay outta trouble. I know…no fun there! Are your tires the Heidenau Scouts?? Did they compare favourably to others…say a TKC in this stuff?

    • you just have to go with what you are comfortable doing…I mean I probably got a few gray hairs yesterday but it was a good adrenalin not overwhelmingly stressful. At any age taking a ride out of your comfort zone would make anyone turn around. Just depends on you. The Heidenau’s on my bike right now have over 22,000 KM and might change them in the near future. they still have a lot of tread on them. TKC’s would have been better but even the guys with more knobby tires still wiped out. ;-)

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