Today, mindbogger, vortec135 and I went out on the don trails. Them (mindbog & vortec) being bigger, stronger and heavier than I am, had less trouble ont he trails. Me? I was slow and I wiped out at least 4 times. It was fun though. Teeters, "U"s in the path. I didn't dirtjump or go on the ramps/boardwalks yet, but I plan to. There was a lot of uphill sections as well as steep downhill. My front kept on washing out the autumn leaves.
Once, I wiped out because my front washed out, I went down a hill about 20 meters, with my rear locked (any braking would cause lockout beacuse of the air the rear was getting). I couldn't reach my front lever(need to adjust reach) and then I saw a log. I hit it, shifted my body weight back and prayed
1)Don't flip over the bars
2) Don't break anything.
I didn't flip over, but I fell sideways. My handlebars hit my stomach. My frame was scratched. Nothing big.
Everything there was fun, a lot of hillside trailing and some sharp turns.
Damn that was fun.