This weekend our small 500px team went dirt biking. It was a new experience for all of us, so we bought a 'groupon' few months in advance (it was half-price, so how could we miss?), and when the deadline was approaching, booked a date and went to Peterborough, Ontario, 1 hour east of Toronto.
First, some facts about dirt biking that we didn't know, and were surprised to find out:
1. For most trip, biker is riding standing up. Somewhat like on a subway during rush hour.
2. Front brakes are a NO-NO. They lock the wheel way too quick (street bikers know that front brake gives 75% of breaking power, so it is relied on often. Not so in dirt biking).
3. On a dirt bike you can just ride atop a wood log 20-40 cm diameter without even noticing.
4. Dirt bike is light and feels very responsive.
The trip in the woods lasted 1.5 hours, with about 30-40 minutes practice run with tips and tricks before that. It was massive amount of fun, and we tried to make it to every pool of water that was on the trail. Some of us fell, so it added fun factor for sure. However, we ended up pretty clean, due to lack of rain in the previous days, or else we would be fully covered with dirt.
Since we were on the trail, we couldn't take pictures, so we searched 500px for them. Here are some embedded below.
We liked the latter picture by Karolina so much that it was added to the front page of 500px! Hope you enjoy it!