Posted from York, England, United Kingdom.
I’ve just spent the last two Sundays near Thirsk brushing up my (pretty poor) off road skills with those friendly guys at the i2i Motorcycle Academy. They provided me with all the kit and a lovely KTM to ride. I have to say I had two great days and learned loads about skids, slides, hazards and jumps, and falling off. Just a few times I might add. (Read: about 20)
The jump skills won’t be a lot of use to me as, frankly, I’m not sure there’s any way on earth I’d get a fully loaded XT125 more than six inches off the ground, unless I’ve ridden it off a cliff.
The instructor, Tom, was excellent, although he admitted he didn’t know the first thing about yak avoidance techniques. Never mind all that rubbish, I’m still relying on the La Cucaracha airhorns to see them off if they get anywhere close.