Could have been riding today...

A lot of our Canadian friends have the same issues. The total volume of dirt bike riders is so low that it's hard to ride the trails enough to keep them open. A guy I rode with last summer told us him and his brother built and maintain a 100 miles of trail, and they are the only ones that ever ride it. When they slack off, it means lots of work. When they are gone, most likely so will be the trails

That's the thing... to get the balance of enough riders or too many which usually starts other problems..When there aren't enough there's usually a lot of work cutting and clearing.. ..for woods and brushy areas anyway.. no problem for desert guys.

Mothers day is just one of those that it's hard to get out of..just gotta think a head and go on Saturday.

Edited by hawaiidirtrider

I end up riding more than I can keep up with my bikes maintenance schedule. Of course I only have to travel to the garage and "ride out" onto our miles of single track. I imagine if I had to transport to ride it'd be less frequent. There'll be times where we ride days on end during the week, prep the bike for a day and then head up for a race on the weekend and then do it all over again. I'm very lucky to have this ability, but it's not going to last much longer when I move out!

Your lucky that you have Tom to ride with.

I always have to go to the track by myself. Have plenty of friends that say they ride but never want to go???

For us technology challenged people how much for the whole system? This is cool stuff.

Liquid Image Goggles....

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Your lucky that you have Tom to ride with.

I always have to go to the track by myself. Have plenty of friends that say they ride but never want to go???

Gotta get a bigger circle of friends or hook up with several groups.. later you have more chances to find a group to ride with. It's true that if you enter races you just get more familiar with more guys to ride with too. Sometimes it's just timing. Sometimes I just can't go for a bunch of times in a row with some guys.. It's just the wrong time. In a busy world it's timing ..

I've seen the 720P model for $79 on Amazon. The 1080P goggles are a bit more, and the newest generation are $400 with Wifi and all that jazz. Personally, I think the cheap model is fine for recording your rides.

Gotta get a bigger circle of friends or hook up with several groups.. later you have more chances to find a group to ride with. It's true that if you enter races you just get more familiar with more guys to ride with too. Sometimes it's just timing. Sometimes I just can't go for a bunch of times in a row with some guys.. It's just the wrong time. In a busy world it's timing ..

I have a shit ton of friends that ride, well they have bikes anyways. I have alot of people to talk to when I go to the bigger practice tracks on a dedicated practice night because they are all the guys I race with so I can go ride for hours and not get bored. But if I want to head out to the woods or hit the track on a morning that I don't work I'm usually by myself. It blows being the only one there because it is hard not to become bored with no one to push with, its like I'm just out there riding around. Although I do get some great focused laps in that way.

Even the guys that don't work always come up with an excuse as to why they cannot ride. Hell, I even offer to drive (pick them up) and pay their entry fees and they will still come up with some lame excuse. What could a guy that lives with his parents and has no job possibly have to do, that every time I call the excuse is that they are busy? :thinking:

yeah its hard to find people to ride with. its even harder to find guys who have the same riding style as you do too. i love the harder more technical trails and my riding buddies dont. almost every time i try to put a ride together someone always cancels so i just ride by myself 95 percent of the time witch sucks because you cant push youself when you ride by yourself.

I feel your pain, I sold my bike and was about to dropout of durtbikes around 7 years ago ´cause i didnt have anyone to ride with.

Thankfully a new group of riders gathered together around 5 years ago, so i decided to give it another go.

Anyhow i ended up training by myself most of the time.

As someone else said racing has opened a new world to me, eventhough i race very far from home, 5 hour drive each way, besides being motivated to train/ride as often as possible to perform at these races, I have improved my riding a lot and the most skilled riders, let´s call them "the racers", from my hometown started to include me on their training schedule. These are not often as these guys are mostly from out of town and are constantly travelling for work or racing.

The "non" racing guys, eventhough they outnumber them by far, are usually full of excuses, or tend to avoid tough courses so they tend to stick to open dirt roads and easier trails, and as someone else said their bikes are usually POS or poorly maintained so they get stuck/fall or the bike breaks down on them and they expect you yo pick them up/unstuck them/ fix their bikes on every ride.

So instead of riding with them i prefer to keep my bike in top conditions, and go by myself. And drop whatever plans i may have whenever "the racers" call me up to go riding.

It´s the best you can do IMO riding with guys that are more advanced than you is the best way to get more "quality riding time". That´s when you can expect to learn and apply new things and to push yourself.

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