Dirtbikes, been there, done that. I gotta say that they are a fabulous thing to get on a let the wild side carry forward. Injuries, well...ya, that too. Tried to jump a homemade hill in the back and ended up with some very damaged ribs!!! Should have been a little more careful!!! Love the two stroke, but pretty noisy eh?
Ann, you have a dream at your grasp. Canoeing is my bag. Now kayaking, that is another thing altogether. I wish that I could do that..maybe one day. You have a magnificent, and I am not embellishing one little bit, view. No wonder you have it on your desktop.
organicgrl37. We have a problem here in Canada with bikes and licences. I don't know if it applies to the states as well. If you take a road test on a bike, say a 850 cc, you are governed only to ride that size cc and below, you don't have a licence to drive the ones with the larger cc. I could be wrong, but I think that is how it goes. So...I will take my test on my husbands "Man Size" bike, 1650 cc. It has a lot of power and I love it when he guns it and I hang on for dear life itself. For the around town rides I only have a little pad that I stick onto the back fender, I make sure that I moisten it really good before I stick it on. That is the only thing that holds me onto the bike, besides my legs and arms. My legs are very well muscled, it comes from years and years of horseback riding and extreme work around our farm. My leg clutch is pretty intense, and they are in full speed ahead anytime I ride. Now if we go on a longer ride, I insist that my husband totaly changes the back seat for me. That is comfort for sure. Backrest, comforable seat and saddlebags. Then, and only then can I just sit back and "enjoy the ride" and forget that if I am off-guard for a moment, I could be sitting back on the road behind the bike (LOL). It is a daring sport, as I am sure many forum members know from their own experiences doing their own thing, whatever that may be.
Carry on, carrying on. Great day. Cindi