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About Gerald

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  • Birthday 06/03/1960

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    Ringwood North
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    Dirt Bikes, Guitar, Music, Reading (Sci-Fi in particular) and travelling

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  1. Hello all, Read many of your stories, me, well I was diagnosed with major clinical depression quite a while ago, anxiety is in there as well. It’s something I have to live with but medication has taken care of much of the chemical imbalances. So while I’m much better physiologically, psychological support from my fabulous wife, our small awesome fluffy white hounds, friends and so on has been critical in staying healthy. I’m fortunate to be able to have regular check ins with a psychologist. If you haven’t sought out professional help I can personally recommend seeing your GP and having a Mental Health Plan set up. Under one of these you can get 10 sessions with a psyche with a lot of the cost being picked up by the government. To put my story into context at my worst living life became more frightening than death. Enough of that though. I returned to dirt bike riding at the start of this year after more than 30 years. I love it, it’s been a terrific way of keeping my head healthy. I do most of my trail riding during the traditional working week, so far all of this has been at Toolangi, if any of you are available for midweek rides let me know and we can arrange something. In closing, speak out about this, many suffer in silence alone. Show others that it can be safe to speak about this aweful condition, let people see you can live a productive, happy and fulfilling life. Gerald
  2. Geoffro, I’m keen to get one of each.
  3. Welcome aboard Abdul. Gerald
  4. Welcome aboard Jenko. Catch you on a ride someday perhaps
  5. Welcome from one newbie to another. This is such a great sport for you and the kids to do together. Ride safely and perhaps we may meet on a ride someday. Gerald
  6. He who dies with the most toys is still dead. It seems a shame to spend all your life collecting crap really.
  7. Hi allI understand that it's tradition for new members to introduce themselves via a post so here we go. My name is Gerald, a child of the 60’s, located in North Ringwood. I'm returning to dirt bikes after many, many years of abstinence. I've discovered that being fit isn't quite the same thing as being ride fit, and also I've lost just about every skill I ever had. This means I'm really just a beginner all over again and I'm really enjoying it. A KTM 350 has just taken up residence at my place. Presently I'm focused on getting the hang of the new bike, building ride fitness and maximising the time I spend upright. Riding mid week is of particular interested as it's awesome to have uncrowded riding spots to yourselves. I've just started doing very short bursts at Marginal Road (Tooling State Forest), to run the bike in and get some safe practice. Joining Dirtriderz seemed like a "no-brainer" as I've no mates that ride so I'm short on ride buddies. I'm hoping to join rides and meet people who like to ride just for the pure enjoyment of being able to rider. I like a range of things on the bike, relaxed cruising on a trail, practicing technical stuff, taking in the scenery, and fast trail riding. Gerald
  8. Hi Tanza, I can highly recommend River to Ridge bike hire and guided trail rides. They operate out of Wandiligong which is just near Bright. It’s reasonably inexpensive for a days ride and the trails up there are fantastic. It is however a long drive from Hastings but totally worth it. To find just google River to Ridge. Gerald