Went on my first real trail ride today. Only got about 30 miles in. Went with friends and family. All the rest were on utility quads. I found out first hand that me and sand dont mix. Crossed up the bars in a turn and laid her down. No damage done. My dad hit a stump which threw him into another tree, upending the quad and it rolled over his ankle. Hes ok, but sore. Headed down the other loop and I hit a stump i didnt see and bent my gear lever, stop and straightened it, no harm no foul. A bit latter, more sand and this time i tried as hard as i could but the front wheel was crossed up and i tried with all my might to correct, but nothing doing. Ended up on my side again, but no damage. A bit further up the trail i catch my brother who was stopped. I knew the look on his face. He hit a tree with my quad and snapped the front steering knuckle. I think he hurt himself as well, but he wouldnt admit it. No major injuries, just a bunch of bruises. I knew going in that I would drop my bike several times. This didnt surprise me. My biggest problem was riding into a turn, where the outside burm was kicked up by quads. I could not make my front wheel stick, and i would end up riding over the berm and out through the woods. Im sure i was riding all wrong, but i enjoyed myself, and plan to go back. I really like the bike better than the quads. Now i got to fix the quad. Funny thing is, this happened to my best friend the last time we were on this trail at about the same place. And this was the first time back. One day we might just be able to conquer it!!!!