I had a great thrill today. I rode my dirt bike 120KMs on the QEW to visit my Mom for Thanksgiving. My Uncle Dave and his son Nick also brought their dirt bikes to my Mom’s house on the back of their pickup truck. Dave rides a 2000 Kawasaki KX 250cc. Nick rides a 1993 KX 125cc. These are really fast motocross bikes.
So I led them through the trails along the Welland canal. We were ripping through the mud, climbing hills, avoiding ruts and rocks, we ran into a 1.5 foot high fallen tree that we needed to lift our bikes over, and we even hit the odd jump. It was the most thrilling thing I’ve done this year. Dave is a pretty big guy, and he ended up wiping out his dirt bike 3 times. Nick and I were fortunate enough not to wipe out at all. But it was fun to look behind us and see Dave riding down a steep hill, with his front tire in one rut, and his back tire in another rut, therefore causing his bike to go sideways, and causing him to fall off the bike and slide down the remainder of the hill. Nothing funnier than seeing a 40 year old guy wiping out on a dirt bike Sorry Dave, but you were so entertaining!!
Later in the evening, I got on my dirt bike covered in mud, and rode back to Toronto along the QEW, thinking to myself that I now know the true meaning of “Dual Purpose” when describing my motorcycle. It was a great time, and reminds me of being a kid again.