So this week was the Ant Hill Classic out in Moorefield, Ontario (It was also the opening round of the national off road series which I’ll talk about later this week) and man was it fun! I learned an important lesson though: Don’t space out when riding through tight trees, or “cut bar” as Guy Giroux would call them. I’ll post a video with my crash later.
It was a nice course and I had a lot of fun, and while I did crash and lost sight of 2nd never to get her back, I enjoyed myself very much and felt like I rode well.
The race started with the revelation: I can cook. And not in the kitchen sense. I am no longer afraid of running hot into the first corner, which is good, because that was a big weakness of mine before. I’m confident using my rear brake to back into wide, open, flat corners, which is a step in the right direction. Next step is better big control to be able to back it into the tighter sections, but I’m guessing that will be farther off and will require my rear brake to be lowered, yet again.
I finally race tested my Liquid Image goggles and I was severely impressed with their comfort, and the fact that you don’t even notice the blinking blue light when you’re riding. Look for a complete review on them later this week.
We’ve got a lot of awesome things coming up this week. The first two rounds of the National Enduro Series are done, so expect some updates on that; Gopher Dunes is this weekend, so you can bet we’ll have some great stuff on that. We’ve got an interview from Canada’s own Cory Graffunder, X Games medalist. And much more.
But, going back to the Lessons Learned, what lesson have you learned so far this season? Let us know what the biggest lesson you’ve learned this season is!
- Suzie Q