phammer wrote:In dualsport terms, "A" is the most difficult course intended for lighter bikes and experienced riders. "B" courses offer a developing rider more challenges than a "C" course and often are best suited to the lighter variety of bikes like DRZ400, KTM, dualsported off-road bikes.As a would be first timer, what level of skill is required for the 'A' level /easier route?
"C" courses are usually the easiest and generally are rideable with any dual sport bike from small to adventure size. Amost always good Forest Service Roads, some pavement and perhaps a small dose of two-track. A rider should be comfortable with riding on loose surfaces with potholes, mud and the usual collection of rocks, branches etc you would find on BC backroads. You should be prepared for the eventuallity of dropping your bike. It seems everyone does at some point.
As a new rider it is recommended you try the "C" courses first and if you get bored and want more challenge advance to the B or A.
The DSBC Fall Newbie Ride is the perfect outing for a novice dual sport rider. The C course at the Gnarly ride should be good too. Hook up with some friends or ask for some company for moral support and assistance from other attendees. Its always more fun with company.