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   Riding Dreams

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Author: George Lowry

As this will be may last blog for a while I thought I'd share my riding dream. Ok here it is ... to ride awesome single trails from Perth to Albany and back again (on different trails), only getting off the trail to visit and spend money in bike friendly towns, perhaps going south through the forests and returning via the wheatbelt. 

I'm sure it could be one of the biggest loops in the world attracting visitors from afar to show off how well we do it and how good WA truly is!  We've done it for the walkers and mountain bikers. Surely we can do it for trail bikes?

After too many years not riding it was great to come back to a sport/ hobby/ obsession I enjoyed as a kid and hit the trails again. Growing up in the country meant you could ride almost where you liked for as long as you liked. People were generally friendly, encouraging you to enjoy yourself ... after all we were pursuing an outdoor, physical and social activity.  

Twenty years later and offroad riding in WA seemed to be an almost illegal activity and the dream became getting a ride in without meeting a ranger.

For this reason I joined the the RTRA (and the committee), to see the sport get back on the front foot and move towards the dream. I reckon it's happening.

PS. Another riding dream is a Perth / Geraldton loop!