Motocross Tips & Tricks : How to Ride Motocross


Uploaded by expertvillage on 30.07.2008

Transcript:
Today I'm going to talk about how to ride Motocross. Motocross is comprised of man-made
obstacles, a closed course and basically the first step to riding Motocross is to have
the proper equipment. A motorcycle suited for closed course racing or riding, what you
can get now, pretty much off the showroom floor, at a, at a local motorcycle dealership.
Setting the bike up for yourself is very important, getting the right bar height, getting the
suspension and just the motorcycle so that you feel comfortable doing some of the jumps
and some of the obstacles that you're going to be presented with on the Motor, Motocross
course. Motocross is probably one of the most physically demanding sports that I've ever
done and it's key to be in, in good shape or not get, get yourself over your head with
kind of the, the endurance and the strength that it takes to pilot one of these bikes
on the Motocross track. So when you're first getting started it's probably a good idea
to learn about your bike and learn about your ability level in a flat field and get a feel
for it, before you take off and, and try to do something on a closed course that may,
may or may not end up putting you on the ground. When approaching the Motocross track it's
important to break the obstacles down one by one and try to master each of them on their
own, because sometimes when you look at the whole track it can be a little bit overwhelming
for a, someone who isn't used to it. But if you practice your fundamentals, that is, practice
your turns in a flat field, maybe find some jumps that you can isolate, and just get comfortable
on either rolling or finding your groove and getting a little bit of, a little bit of jumping
in. Then when you take to the track, on the Motocross track it's not quite such a shock.
Your mental outlook when you're going onto the Motocross track is also very important.
It's important to be confident in, in your abilities and not to try to exceed those abilities,
to know what those are and not to try to do an obstacle or a section that you're not ready
for. But also to know, how to get yourself out of situations should you get in, in a
predicament on the track. A lot of times, when you're learning some of the jumps and
maybe how to do some of the double jumps you'll find that you'll come up maybe short on the
jump or you'll jump a little bit long, and in those situations, it's important to have
a good feel for the bike and know how to either give it a throttle when you need to give it
a throttle or brake to get out of a situation and kind of avoid some of the pitfalls and
maybe some of the injuries that are associated with, with a, you know the sport of Motocross.
Motocross has a steep learning curve, in that if you're, you know, shooting hoops and, in
the backyard and you make a mistake, really all you're going to do is, you're going to,
you know, maybe miss the backboard completely and your friends are going to laugh at you,
but when you're on the Motocross track and, and you're doing something that, that maybe
is a little bit past your ability level it puts you in situations where you could crash
and ultimately you could get hurt. The sport itself is safe, so long as you know, you know
what your abilities are and you, and you don't try to go out and do things before you're
ready. So it's important to just take things slow, it takes a very, very long time to become
a master of, of the bike and to know what the feel is and even the very, very best people
in the world still end up on the ground at, at some point. So really just knowing, like
I said, knowing your ability level and knowing where you belong, knowing the right, riding
in the right class, with the right people around you will, will save you from, from
making some of the mistakes that are associated with Motocross.