My 2C after reading posts.
(A) I ride dirt bikes because, after a fully hectic week at work, I like to tune out and focus on anything other than work.
(B) I also ride dirt bikes, because they bring a big smile 2 my dial as I hold the frottle wide open without hitting trees and not having to worry about speed cameras or cops.
(C) I also ride dirt bikes, because I enjoy the laughs, banter and general sheeet talk that goes on during the rides as people struggle, crash break down etc
(D) I also ride dirt bike, because I enjoy the challenges of the terrain and speed/pace of the ride.
Perhaps because I know most of the guys on DR leading the rides or attending, I can judge what sort of ride to expect.
But in the main I just enjoy dirt bikes full stop.
Having said that, Im not going to sign up for a lvl 1 or 2 step up ride but if it’s a social level 2, depending on people attending, lead rider and area, I will attend coz I enjoy riding and enjoy the company.
If I want to go hard, go flat out with minimal breaks, I’ll attend a level 4 and usually I’ll base that decision on person leading, area and people attending.
For people new to DR then it may be hard for them to make that judgement as they don’t know levels members, area’s and what to expect.
IMO i think some are taking the grading of rides too serious, when i 1st joined DR’s I had to get a feel for levels, riders ability, terrain in area’s speed, expectation of others etc.
Also most of the people posting on this thread have seen each other’s ability/experience, so no surprises there.
IMO whatever ride your going to lead, say what your looking for or going to be doing on that ride, with key words
ie expect on this ride
creeks and rivers
big hills up and down
the ride will be at a fast pace
there will be minimum breaks
if your not sure ask or don’t attend
if the person is new and no one can vouch for them, yes try a lower level ride 1st up, we have all been there!!
As Forest Gump says, that’s all I have to say about that.