|11-20-2005, 11:44 AM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2005
Inspired to a quicky too
I recently bought a '93 XT600 to start learning riding off/allroad. My other bike is a BMW 1150GS, which is too heavy for me and my skills to handle well on anything "worse" than hard dirt and gravel. I am planning to take it slowly, hoping for my "apt-student-ness" to kick me into higher gear as I go along.
First some new knobbies:
To complement this I also have a decent pair of boots and a helmet and goggles. I look the real offroader adventurist for sure
Where I live in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands there is not much room for offroad riding. Every inch of land we have is in use for one or another activity and the little "nature" we have is fenced of from cars and motorcycles. Bending these restrictions just a little today brought me here first:
A slippery-when-wet muddy farmers road. Nothing gets my adrenaline flowing faster than a curve or a dip here.
A little further towards the harbour of Vlissingen there is another type of playground: my little Dakar desert. As flat as a pancake of course: we don't have any natural hills over here.
Aaahhh, look at those tracks - all mine :)
Riding in the sand at speeds up to 50kph really gets me tired. But its very rewarding especially once the cornering starts happening. I had some nice drifting moments today. Me is happy!
Time for a little breather at the shore of the North Sea
When I said we have no natural hills over here, I wasn't exactly telling the truth: we do have dunes to protect us from the sea. No riding allowed there for obvious reasons, only on the paved roads and paths.
Inspiration for this tiny ride report came from this forum and this was my first write up of a ride report. I know it's not all that spectacular but it's a start.
Greetings from the low lands....
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
- Oscar Levant
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