Originally Posted by DrumRunner
lol So I'm guessing you popped out of the womb in a saddle and singing "Happy Trails"? Someone along the way had to baby sit you and teach you the right way to go about things.. That's having to "nanny" you.. People have to learn somewhere, and until then they are kept to the easy trails.. Which I'm positive you started out on yourself..
Nope, sure didn't pop out in a saddle. When I was younger if it didn't have wheels and a motor I wanted nothing to do with it. And no, I didn't start out on easy trails. When I first started riding my hair was turned gray instantly, scared the hell out of me and showed me what a horse really can do. Was doing stuff that I wouldn't of done on my dirt bike.
As for a nanny, never had one. Grew up on a farm where mom kicked me out the door to go "play". I learned through scrapes, cuts, bruises and somehow no broken bones what I could and couldn't do. In other words I learned independence and reliance on myself.
Joe, I would love to ride the AT due to it's history and I bet a whole bunch of it was ridden back in the day.