Wednesday, May 12, 2010



Hi Clubby and Popgun: Just a quick email to thank you both very much for putting on a great day last Saturday on the Club Y // TRAIL ZONE trail ride at Clarence and organising all that'’s required to make it happen. Everyone from our group enjoyed themselves immensely, and had an excellent day and a lot of laughs with a great bunch of guys and gals. Special thanks for all the prep and pre-riding the trails and picking up the pieces when sweeping at the back. For such a large group it all went brilliantly and we look forward to the next one!
-- Rod Green, via

Thanks for your email, Rod, and yep, we sure enjoyed the day, too. But truth be told, Dr Phil and I were sweating the night before, when Cheryl from Club Y confirmed that we would have 30 starters on the ride, which is a massive pack for a guided trail ride by anyone's standards! Remarkably, though, we were fortunately immune from major carnage, with the only injury being Mark's tweaked calf muscle after getting stuck on the optional 'Expert' hill just before lunch. Heck, we didn't even get a single flat tyre! A failed clutch and a fried rear brake were the extent of the day's bike casualties, and both riders managed to coax their machines back to the vans to complete the ride anyway. We had a wide range of bikes and riders, from 65-year-olds on DR-Z250s to whipper-snippers on fresh new Yamahas, Katos and Husabergs, yet everyone managed to enjoy themselves and go home satisfied after a great day in the sticks. Thanks for supporting Club Y and TRAIL ZONE and look out for the ride again next year -- in the meantime make sure you keep watch on the web site for upcoming trail rides ... it looks an assault on the Watagans will be next -- yahoo!
-- Clubby,

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