Am I Finally Getting Better at Dirt Riding?

Am I Finally Getting Better at Dirt Riding?

Time – the most precious commodity there is.

When you find a person who willingly shares such a precious resource with you – it’s a great feeling. I have a friend, Gary who has taken me under his wing and has gone out of his way to help me along with my dirt riding. He has a manner and patience that seems to be helping to turn my mindset around.

He’s just a good dude.

fuzzygalore and advwannab

The last few times we’ve gone out riding, Kenny gets to zip off and run with the gazelles while Gary babysits me and coaxes me in to relaxing. Not by doing anything in particular but rather just being his natural laid back self. The result has been a boost in my confidence and pace.

fuzzygalore in the woods

When Kenny and I drove home from riding in the Pine Barrens last weekend I couldn’t help but remark that it was the best day of dirt riding that I’d ever had. For the first time I felt like I’m actually getting better. Can you believe it?

fuzzygalore  in the cranberry bogs

It seems like with Gary’s encouragement and patient tutelage I’m finally chilling the fuck out. I’m just so glad to be feeling good.

4 Replies to “Am I Finally Getting Better at Dirt Riding?”

  1. Congrats on the improvement in your Fuzzy playin’-in-the-dirt skills. It sounds like you’ve got quite the dirt-biking sage in your friend Gary, like he’s got a whole Taoist Wu Wei vibe about him…

    The sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort–teaching without verbosity, producing without possessing, creating without regard to result, claiming nothing. The sage has nothing to lose.

    from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

    1. Thank RD-
      Breakthroughs have been a long time coming. Mostly because i go long stretches without any significant practice, i think. Giving myself over to the float is hard. Control freak at heart, here 🙂

      Strangely enough I think using the Sena headsets helps too. Sometimes we’ll just be chattering away and i dont have enough brain power left over to “worry” 🙂

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