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Old 06-10-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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Dirt Riding Techniques

Doing a little research and ran across this.
Off Road Riding

Many of you seasoned dirt riders may know all this but, for us newbies it contains some useful information.


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Old 06-10-2005, 01:32 PM   #2
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Cool info! Thanks for posting it.... now I have something to do here at work.
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Old 06-10-2005, 02:03 PM   #3
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Excellent. Thanks.

Time to go practice.

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Cool info! Thanks for posting it.... now I have something to do here at work.
You can practice off-roading in your job? Are they hiring?

+1 on the TYVM, dower.
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Old 06-11-2005, 04:36 PM   #5
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there's an old saying that is about 90% correct. Here it is:

"When in doubt, gas it."

There is a second corollary to that first rule, that goes like this:

"There no trouble that a little more throttle won't cure."

Now you know the most important things about dirt riding.

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Old 06-11-2005, 10:06 PM   #6
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I read this last night, and tried putting the key points to use today on the few sections of unpaved roads and construction gravel that we hit. (granted, I added one of them to the route just so I could practice some more )

I must say, I kept on the gas and kept the RPMs up to use engine braking instead of the brakes, and it was a really confidence-inspiring day on unpaved surfaces! I'm just itching to get to a "Getting Dirty" day to just get a chance to toodle around on dirt bikes for a day!
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:15 PM   #7
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All that info is exactly what I learned by trial and error... (Painfully)
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there's an old saying that is about 90% correct. Here it is:

"When in doubt, gas it."

There is a second corollary to that first rule, that goes like this:

"There no trouble that a little more throttle won't cure."

Now you know the most important things about dirt riding.
I found that this method is more for when going at a slower rate... If you are going at a higher speed,(like super fast) find a nice soft spot to fall in.
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LOL, I got to practice my tuck and roll on a high side at some serious sand dues this weekend, I haven't laughed that hard after a get off in a long time.

I read the stuff on the link, while standing is definately good for rough climbs and terrain that's going to toss the bike around, I don't do it nearly as much as he suggests.

A lot of the time I'm slide right up on the tank picking the front wheel though tight complex lines like jeep trails of big rocks or tight woods or tight downhill switchbacks and hills, only standing when I need to get over an obstacle or going into water or mud.

My knees only have so many stands in them per day nowadays, I save em for when I need em.

Basically when the bike is going to have to move around enoug to toss me off if I'm sitting. Mostly big rocky/rooty/muddy climbs or big bumps.
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I always enjoyed falling in the mud and getting my gloves all nasty and slippery.....that always makes my day....
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I had a pretty good get-off last weekend. I was going down a very steep creek crossing, about 60 degreees-20 feet deep. This is one of those creek crossing where at the very bottom you've got to make a sharp 90 degree turn and gas it up the other side or you'll get stuck at the bottom. So, you need to keep momentum going.

I attacked the crossing without realizing that my front tire went flat. Half way down was a little ledge just perfect for my front tire to set in. I was standing, arms locked way back on the bike. My wheel hit the ledge and stopped the bike dead and I got launched. Since my arms were locked I went upside down, crashed through some trees, got spun around and landed on my back with my feet up the hill. Then to make matters worse, the bike fell on my legs. I was stuck. After a bit, I realized I was okay but stuck. My buddy saw what happened and came to check on me. I thru my goggles off and yelled, "I'm okay!" I managed to get one foot out from under the bike and he lifted the bike just enough to get my other foot out. I did a backward somersalt and was on my feet. Only damage I had was a 4 inch scrape just above my boot and a nice silver dollar size bruise on my left bicep. The bike, a broken rear blinker(that was already broken) and bent handlebars.

Laughed my butt off the rest of the way back to the Jeep.
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Laughed my butt off the rest of the way back to the Jeep.
And that's what makes dirt bikes so cool, the number of get offs you can laugh about. I would cry if my FZ just fell over on kickstand in the driveway.
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