Julia and Robert,,,Thank you!!!
I know these guys get lots of thanks for all the events and care they give to the local scene, but what is sometimes more important is the underlying encouragement they give just through their spirit. I can't begin to say thanks enough, because it was them that actually got my sorry ass to finally get over the paranoia of riding I still harboured from last years crash. I noticed this year I have found every excuse in the book not to throw my leg over the seat and fire up the RC. I would go out to the garage,,ponder,,and then turn back around leaving it sit untouched. I've never feared any thing or challenge in my life until it came to riding again this Summer. R & J's constant encouragement and enthusiasm was what I realll needed to push me back into it to at least give it a try before calling it quits for good.
I'm sorry I wasn't with the group for the ride, but I did make it up to Whistler at my own pace (well, actually some crazy ass riders' pace that I met while grabbing coffee in Squamish) I had a blast,, and got past the hurdle. I'm not saying that it's a good thing to pressure your self into trying something you are no longer comfortable with,,,what I'm saying is that if you haven't made up your mind there's no better friends to encourage you in figuring it out than these guys. BC's an incredible place with the best riding community I could ever imagine. And Robert and Julia,,,you guys are the icing on the cake...Bog would agree. THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!