Viv Barakat

Viv Barakat

Years/months/days riding: About 2004

What I'm riding: GI Conflict

Motto: I'll build it - you try it

Best MTB experience: First full-length ride of the DirtBoard Waihi BX.

Worst MTB experience: Making the decision to bail onto the gravel of a farm-track rather than risk hitting a strainer post in a gateway - it was the right decision.

Worst bail: Spreading some ribs on hitting the edge of the new DirtBoard BX track. Attacking it with a shovel fixed the problem (the track not the ribs).

Mostly ride: DirtBoard Waihi track

Into other stuff: Inline Hockey, Snowboarding (when I was young, before kids)