1. Many ODSC rides are cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 situation.
  1. GQelements

    GQelements ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Hey guys, not sure if this is an appropriate forum, but I'm launching a new site for my moto-related endeavors, that I'd love to get your feedback on.

    www.riderx.ca will be a home for my blog (still coming, last item on the list ironically), a moto-inspired tee-shirt line (for fund raising) and a place to provide exposure to my racing sponsors.

    While the need for a site was percolating for some time, the clothing line was born out of COVID-19 isolation cabin fever we're all experiencing these days. Everywhere you turn the 'experts' are telling us to use this time to 'better ourselves' by learning a new skill and take time to 'focus on what's important'... I tried, but failed miserably at using Duolingo to learn French and got tired of 'focusing' on the inside of a Tequila bottle, day-drinking while trying to home-school my six year old. To keep sane, I decided to finish the site and try my hand at creating tees that I'd personally like to wear.

    Through this process I had to re-learn Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as figure out Wordpress and Woo Commerce (online and e-commerce platforms) - I think these qualify as learning new skill, right?

    Anyway, please visit the site and let me know what you think.

    Can we go riding yet????
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    Straight outta Ganaraska! HA! Great start, really clean design. I look forward to following your blog when it drops. Cheers
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    Thank you. A few ideas already on the bench on how to represent some of the other favorite riding spots in Ontario as well! I thought fundraising with t-shirt sales was more appropriate than just asking for hand-outs to help my broke-ass go racing.
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    Great read. Keep it coming.
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    Nice write-up. Pretty cool to say you have spent some time at a Dakar bivouac!
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    GQelements ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Thank you!
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    It was surreal, but at the same time surprisingly casual. So bummed they are in Saudi now, which is a bit far and more complicated to repeat for a while...
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    Hey guys, check out the new video on the site - a lap around Goper Dunes XC course. The race didn't go as planned for me, but still got decent first lap footage. If you are thinking of entering a race, check this out to see if you's be up for the experience! (I highly recommend it and don't worry, most races are not this sloppy).

    http://riderx.ca/the-struggle-is-real-gopher-dunes-xc-season-opener/

    As always, feedback welcome!
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    Great video, thanks for showcasing that side of riding.
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    Good job on the video. Keep em coming. Heads up, the next finish will taste even better!
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    Thanks guys! Bike is fixed... found the culprit to the bike shutting off... I must have punctured main wiring harness at an enduro race last summer - there were lots, and lots of log obstacles, and not every one went smooth and the right rad got crushed into the frame pretty bad. I think it was then that the harness got pinched but took until this season to finally wear through and start shorting out. had to replace over a foot of dead wire from the persistent shorting... Now all good to go!
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