Hey folks! Met up with forum member Blake this morning for a little fire road ride on his side of the valley. Got a good chuckle when I pulled up to see his 2016 TW200, almost a mirror image of my bike. We took a number of dirt roads and fire roads from Castaic to Valencia through the mountains. Lovely ride. I need to work on my downhill technique (slowing down first) as I washed out twice in loose dirt. Blake has upgraded springs in his front suspension, which he feels helps keep the weight transferring to the front wheel. I'm gonna give that upgrade a try. On coming down the mountain we dead-ended in a fenced in wash and had to do a hill climb up and around the fence. My T-Dub only made it half way before the rear tire dug a deep hole and got stuck. Blake helped me lift out of the hole and walk the bike up the last bit of hill. Then he stomped over the hill on his TW like a pro. Gotta say I'm lucky to have a more experienced rider to hit some trails with and help pull you out of a bad spot. We're looking to grow our little Santa Clarita Valley group, so if you're near by give us a holler. Here;s a couple of pictures from the day. Can you spot the differences between our TWs?