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New Skills - Offroad Training

Updated: Feb 23, 2020

River crossing on my CRF 230

Learning new skills like riding off-road has been a challenging but a REALLY fun part of the preparation process. My first ever experience of going off-road was in March 2015. We did a 'taster day' with Adventure Trail Rides Wales, where I got to ride a CRF230 for the first time in my life, and it was the model of bike I ended up buying several months later because after that cold, wet, misty March day, I was hooked.

A month or two later, Kelvin managed to get his old Kawasaki KDX 125 up and running again. It even passed its MOT! I rode it for the first time, again in Wales, with our good friends Mo and Rob. Despite being a little high, a two-stroke and a kick start, I did survive to live another day with a big grin plastered on my face. The KDX was a great bike however it was also a good lesson for me...I really wanted an electric start! Kelvin managed to get himself a Husqvarna TE450 so that he could also brush up on his slightly, but not too rusty, off-road skills.

Suzie Green Roading on CRF230
Suzie and Kelvin - First day out Green Roading