I'm new here, so Howdy to everyone.
You freakin' Canadian maniacs are inspiring me to new levels.
I'm 35, ride a bullit and have been jonesing for some "north shore style" riding around here. Some kids built a fun stunt park, but it's small, on "no trespass" private property and lacks the flow I'm looking for.
Well, we just moved up the McKenzie River valley and now I'm in heaven. Ride out the door of my house and begin the ascent - house 600', summit within 4 miles 3500'. I'm just in the planning stages of the full 3000' descent, but on Monday I tasted some of the sweetness. I found an existing 250-300 yard steeper than shit slide that had me quaking in my boots as I climbed it. I rode the whole thing, though and only bailed once. Now I'm jonesing to go back up and start trying a couple of the launches built into the slide, just can't quite picture handling the speed that will come from launching on something that steep. Both wheels locked up, ass on rear wheel, just sliding faster and faster - gotta love it. As soon as I get some pictures I will share them - I know they are worthy.
Thanks again for being freaks - I look forward to getting to know some of you and getting my ass up north asap.