Mountain Riding

Mountain Riding 

Welcome back folks.  Just thought I’d share with you a little bit of exciting news, at least for me anyway.  I’ve just heard back from my mechanic who informed me that all the recent mods I’d asked him to get sorted have almost been completed and he’ll have the motorbike delivered in just under two weeks.  This is perfect because while dirtbike riding is one of my favourite hobbies, the wet season is still just petering out somewhat so in two or three weeks the weather should be cooler, drier but will still be a little mud and slippery stuff to get stuck into. 

Mountain Riding 

It couldn’t have come at a better time.  The mountains and the trails at this time of year are simply joyous, there’s hardly anyone around and because of the time of year I can get a good eight hours riding out of a day and still make it back in time for a cold beer as the sun starts to set.  But this time will be better.  If all goes to plan this time the ride should be an absolute pearler.  This time the bike with be sporting a larger rear sprocket, which means acceleration will have increased by a good 30-40%.  It’ll  shave a good wedge of the top end too but that’s fine as I’m not looking to get up to high speed, just acceleration so I can get to the top of those knobbly hills to reach the views.  Acceleration, acceleration, acceleration is what it’s all about around the mountain here.  I’m buzzing but I need to calm down a bit in case I give old Murphy a chance to stick his oar in.  OK, I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the rides anyway. 

Thanks for dropping by folks, until next time..