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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Nobody » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:38 pm

Nice advertisement! I want to go there practice right now :D
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Bucho » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:22 am

Very cool Jed!

I have lots of fond memories with that old 300...
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Rut Row » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:39 am

cool. when I get another dirt bike I'll come over and you can teach me to wheelie too. :deal:
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Marylander » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:22 am

Here are some practice exercises I've collected (mostly from the dirtwise class):
* Slow ride (go as slow as possible, balancing in one place if you can)
* full lock circles
* full lock figure 8s
* rutted figure 8s
* front brake skid (ride in a straight line locking the front wheel, keep riding/balancing with the front wheel sliding)
* stoppies
* drag race
* turning squares (set up cones in a square shape and ride around them staying tight to the cones)
* cone weave (set up cones about 10 steps apart)
* flat 180deg turns from high speed
* rear brake slide 180deg turns
* wheelies (from stop, while sitting, while standing, 180 aka pivot turns)
* log crossing (including double blip)
* straight line max braking
* log grinding (using a 10"-12" diameter straight log, put your front wheel on one side of the log, rear on the other, and ride the length of the log)

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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by juddspaintballs » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:55 am

It sounds like we need Instructor Kirk to come over next time
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Marylander » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:18 am

juddspaintballs wrote:It sounds like we need Instructor Kirk to come over next time
Guffaw... :) I can remember the exercises but that doesn't mean I'm any good at most of them. Joe and Jay were in the same class in Winchester...

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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by juddspaintballs » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:39 am

Or as Ken would say, "Thanks for volunteering to instruct!"
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Rut Row » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:49 am

juddspaintballs wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:39 am
Or as Ken would say, "Thanks for volunteering to instruct!"
:deal: :killingme:
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Marylander » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:01 am

I've got some soccer cones around the house somewhere. I'll bring 'em when I manage to make it over.

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