We were fortunate to have some team riders join us for the fun yesterday. Kilvo who is an absolute gun on the Yamaha. In the 2017 Wildwood race he came in a very respectable 174th out of 158 riders. Katman from team Sherco blessed us with his vast technical knowledge, he went to lengths to show us that if your rear brake is on the left, and you can't find your handlebars, then you're probably on the bike backwards - such insight! Suzbeano - we were very fortunate that Beta allowed her on the ride, she's generally booked months in advance for various promotional events. You can see Sue in action at the recent Sea to Sky. If you watch a video of Jarvis, you'll see her there right beside him, behind the tape cheering him on. Actually it may just be someone that looks like her, but she's a weapon on the Beta regardless.
Oh and of course Greasa came.
A few warm ups and straight into some L4 stuff. These guys did it easy, the last bunch that tried the washouts all fell over each other and cried like babies, not these guns. Even watched Sue do a backflip off one, I was in awe! Everything went well until Greasa broke down. Actually broke down is probably the wrong wording. What's the correct wording when you don't tighten your wheel properly and it decides not to follow the other wheel anymore? Greasa struggled with repairs as we waited for what seemed like hours, eventually he threw his tools down in disgust and demanded that a real man fix his bike. Thanks Sue for stepping up lol.
Ride went on well after that, everyone managed through everything with the class that I'd expect. I left the mighty Beta in the shed and was kindly given a nice new GasGas to play with. Big thumbs up, the bike grew on me a lot throughout the day and makes for some very tough decisions on which way to go for a new bike. Rode Greasa's Husqy for a bit, no wonder he's so slow lol! Came down one creek crossing, I was a fair bit infront and decided to have a little explore up the creek (very nice too for down the track gents, track there will be sweet), then suddenly realised that myself, as the lead rider, was behind the sweep - Oops. That's probably the only time I really opened the GasGas up and pushed her a bit, it's also when I was the most impressed with her.
Was a great ride with great company, you all did great. Thanks all for coming, many thanks to Greasa for sweeping all day and the accounting tips and the Beer!