This is my adventure of my first ride on my first mountain bike and first real mountain bike trail. The experience was fun and I'm looking forward to doing it all again really soon.Well I just went for my first ride on March 2nd and let me tell you WOW. My bike is an '03 Norco 4by - very sexy bike. Anyways I went for my first ride in many, many years and it was my very first time riding off road too. It was pretty intense for me since I have never rode a mountain bike or real dirt trails before either. My husband and his friend took me to Dumont, so I could see the trails and learn to ride them. Well it was hilarious to see me on a bike, so awkward. They were trying to teach me the basics like how to ride down a trail, not to be sitting on my seat, how to stand and hold myself up-the real basics you need to know as a rider.
It was a lot of work (LOL), but it was fun. I rode down this trail called Mary Jane and it took me 5 minutes just to get into the damn trail since I was scared of the little at the start. (LMAO about it now though) I rode that a few times was fun but I did not care for the tree roots they were slippery.
Ya I was scared of this
We then made our way down to Flo Show which I walked most of it cause I did not feel confident in riding all of it. Now this is where the fun begins, my husband and his friend had always been leading the trails since I did not know any of it and they told me which way to go around the drops and jumps. As we got to Flo Show my husband said this trail will be ridable for you so I get on my bike and started to slowly go. Now I thought Chris (my husband's friend) was going to go ahead of me but he never did and my husband Ken was a bit behind me, so I thought "oh well he said it's rideable". So me in all my noobness go off and start to ride the trail. It was sooo
much fun and finally for a change I did not feel scared and had a bit of confidence in me. I am riding at a nice speed when out of nowhere this hill ( tiny dirt jump) comes in front me. I did not notice it as I was trying to look in front of me and not at my wheel. Well I did not know what to do and when I came to it I closed my eyes and I think I grabbed both of my brakes. Because the next thing I knew I was on the ground and my bike was on top of me and I had a lot of pain, all I could think of was "if my bike was ok
". I was so worried that I might have broke my bike that I was not too worried about my ribs or anything else that hurt at that moment. Ken said I probably grabbed more of my front brake and flung myself over my bike when I should of just rolled over the bump. After I dusted my self off I got back on to my bike. That was the most fun I have had in along time and cannot wait to do it again!
I'm progressing slowly, but happily
I am so glad that I had gone out and bought arm and leg armor as I could not and would not want to feel what that crash would of felt like with no helmet or armor. But my experience was fun and scary at the same time and think everyone should get into bike riding.