Well what a weekend.
If I could use one word to sum it up, Extraordinarily.
Ric awesome photos and vids.
Made the trek up with PeteM and met some of the crew at Beulah, than off to Yaapeet to meet the rest and gear up for a quick ride.
Sand is new to me , only ever rode on it fifteen odd years ago at Beachport, so it was a very educational warm up ride.
With a lot off downs and some tips from the regulars, it eventually started to make sense.
Lean Back, Relax, Faster is better and if your not sure Gas it!
With a flat, and repair in the rain, we headed back to dry out, eat have a few drinks and get some rest for the day that was to unfold.
This warm up ride gave us a good indication of what was to come.
Saturday was one of those days that I will remember for a long time.
Had some OMG moments, with a few track detours which could have landed me in trouble with the DSE for plowing down trees, and one close call with a Roo.
Had some good fun chasing and being chased by Jman, (he can vouch for the Roo).
Every time I thought I was humming along, there was this noise behind me followed by a glimpse of BearMX , he hums!
Thanks to Arbo, Arthur, Dale and Co for the ride lead and support, A special thanks to Bruce for tail duties, his patience and tips.
I think the tail man is the unforgotten Hero, gives up his free run for the benefit of the group, he also mentioned to the group if your on a corner and need a squirt point it in the direction of the ride leader, think I nailed that one.
Thanks to Ric for the practice in tube changing and a most sincere thanks for the next days efforts.
With 350 odd KM's for the day, and two assisted tube changes, when I got back I knew i was going to feel this one, which is the case right now.
For someone who was in two minds about going I'm glad I went and also not.
Why not you may ask,
Sand Blasted The New Bike & some good battle scars.
Spark Arrestor Fell Out
Broke the Buckle on my BumBag.
Lost my GOPRO and with that, all the footage.
Some signs off Concussion.
ALL THE ABOVE (In the Why Not Bit)
Awesome Crew & Backup
Awesome Locals (I think the attendees know who I mean).
Awesome Weather (which you can't plan but we had it).
Every time I meet new people on Dirtriderz I'm always blown away, what a great group of people this forum Attracts!
Ric offered to try find my lost Gopro on Sunday, it was like trying to look for a needle in a haystack, but was worth a try, if your ever out in Big Desert and on Moonah Trk, Eagle Trk joining Nth Sth Trk and you spot a Gopro, let me know.
If you haven't done it, give it a go, but be prepared, it's a BIG DAY OUT.
Would I do it again, let me get over this one and I'll let you know.
Thanks again Arbo and to all the group who made it a memorable weekend.
Till next time,
See Ya In The Dirt/Sand.