Can it get any better?

Spin My Ride with James Durand

Hero Dirt!

They call it that because it makes you feel like a hero on your bike – hard packed, tacky soil with what seems like unlimited traction, but also allows you to roll at top speed with almost no consequences. Climb faster, corner harder, jump farther, it’s like skill in a bottle, and anybody can get a drink.

These conditions can turn mere mortals into pro mountain bikers. It may be for only one ride, or even just one trail, but it can take any regular ride and bump it up into the category of all time favourites.

In Campbell River right now, we have Hero Dirt all over the place. The rocks are also sticky and fast and with little growth on the trees and bushes we have excellent visibility. The sun has come out and the temperatures have entered the comfortable zone…So the answer is NO!!! It can’t get any better than this. For the next month or so, longer if we’re lucky, the conditions are the best of the year.

If you’re the kind of rider that likes to better previous performances, race your friends, or just get out and make that big stupid smile as big as possible, then this is your time to shine!

So don’t miss out, get out there this spring and ride like a Hero as often as you can.

I’m James Durand and I’m Goin’ Ridin’





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