I’m Lookin’ Forward to Getting Dirty at the BBA

This year I hope to spend more time riding my dirty bike. The KTM has awakened something inside of me that needs to be explored. I don’t know how or why but I’m just going to hop on this wave and ride it out; see where it goes.

One of my favorite events each year is riding the Berkshire Big Adventure hosted by the Berkshire Trail Riders in Massachusetts. For 2015, the event took a hiatus. Seeing it back on the calendar for 2016 is exciting. I’m looking forward to spending a long weekend in the mountains with friends.

I think I’ve become a better dirt rider because I understand my limitations, why they exist (my mind) and have been able to focus on what it is that I really want out of the ride. That keeps me much more relaxed. Relaxed me is a better rider.

Looking forward to the spring!

Some pics from past Berkshire Big Adventure rides:

This post is part of a 29 posts in 29 days blogging challenge hosted by Kathy at ToadMama.com. Today’s writing prompt: What event are you currently looking most forward to?


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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2 Responses

  1. That looks like fun. Reminds me a little of the abandoned strip mines my cousin and I would ride through in Western Pennsylvania as a kid — especially the water. The only difference was little vegetation or trees — just shale, dirt, mud and water. Loved ripping through that stuff. Now on the Vespa I leave that kind of fun to you youngsters!

    And I noticed in the group photo at the end of the video that you stand alone as representative of your gender. Was that a function of the group you ride with or is this still a bastion of the male? When I was riding in my teens I don’t remember ever seeing a woman rider on any kind of machine — on or off road.

  2. Kathy says:

    Your pictures make it look like good, clean, outdoorsy kinda fun. And then I watched the video. LOL. Not clean fun at all. It does look like a good time, and I still say I’d like to give riding like that a try. But I don’t have the right bike for it. Or the right friends. 🙁

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