This week Scott and I got a chance to participate in a really cool event. The Vesrah Suzuki Offroad team hosted the Trek World Racing Downhillers to a day of offroad motorcycle riding at Dyracuse motorcycle park. Tracey Mosely was not with us, but Andrew Neethling, Justin Leov and Neko Mulally (@andrewneethling, @teamleov, @nekomulally) were all great fun. The great people there at Dyracuse really put out the red carpet effort to make us feel comfortable and at home there. They opened up early for us, groomed up the motorcycle track, sent out a reporter from the local paper etc… Thanks a ton.
Downhilling a bicycle is a lot more like riding a motorcycle than people would think. What that means is that these guys were not slouches. Here is a little video to show what they normally do.
They can ride. We had all of our bikes out there, prepped and ready to go. We also had a camera and video crew with us. Some of the photos are below and eventually there will be a video that I can link to as well.
We rode and rode and rode. Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!
I also taught my friend Matt Pickersgill (@mattpickersgill) to ride a motorbike. He is 34 and never ridden one. I know, hard to believe. But, he is hooked now.
Out for now.