Mr Russell wrote:
Great fun and surprisingly easier to control than you might think.
Unless you can ride a motorbike, then it is all completely ass backwards and nonsensical.
The quad bikes are automatic IIRC.
It's the steering and things like that. I was trying to countersteer the quad bike, and, also, weight the front wheels to get it to turn, which wasn't working on a rear wheel drive quad. Basically, trying to ride it like a motorbike. To turn a motorcross bike, you basically drop it down a gear, bring your weight over the front axle and pin the throttle. Turning a quad bike is quite the opposite, but I kep trying to do it the way my body thought was 'right'. Thankfully, the guide, afterwards did say "You ride motorbikes, don't you? Yo've got to do the opposite of what you think". Which was nice of him to tell me at the fucking end. Wanker.
To add insult to injury, it was on a day out for MrsA's ex's birthday and it was the first time I'd met him, and after a bit, I was bringing up the rear of the girls group.
Besides quad biking is just an option. If people want to do something else, or skip it and go straight to the drinking/eating/drinking then that's cool too.
Not at all, I'll be meeting up with you later on, anyways. Sorry if I appeared to be being neg over it.