New Obssession


My son Henry, age 7, noticed I had been packing up my Husky to go ride lately – “Where are you going, Dad?” he asked.

“I like to go ride at Ride Organic – it’s a place to ride dirt bikes.” I told him.

“I wish I could go to Ride Organic.” (This is the first time he has really shown an interest)

“Do you want to go after school on Wednesday?”

“Yeah!” – thus followed two straight days of questions about riding and declarations that he couldn’t wait to go.

Henry is so ready to get on the bike

Henry is so ready to get on the bike

As promised, I met him after school with the trailer and car fully loaded and ready to go. We arrived at Ride Organic, and Henry practiced his starts and stops (a ritual we created with his sister years ago). Then I set Henry loose on Ride Organic’s great little Pee Wee track.

Henry loved the Pee Wee track

Henry loved the Pee Wee track

Henry had a blast, and even made a friend. Together these two boys on their 50’s explored the pit bike track and the GP track in the woods – far more adventure than I expected for day 1.

I got to ride a little bit too, working on whoops and rutted turns on the Pro MX track. The dirt was really perfect, and I found I had to really get my inside foot way up as I railed through soft loamy ruts… a real treat.

It was hard to get Henry off the bike and back in the car, he was having so much fun. When we got home, he was so pleased with his day that he actually hugged his motorcycle on the trailer.

Henry hugged his motorcycle when we got back home

Henry hugged his motorcycle when we got back home

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