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    Dirt is the shit


    3rd season riding dirt and wow great times! Such a blast! What a great way to learn how to ride a motorcycle sideways and make it work! At 1st this 350 was a bit abrupt on trails but it’s a blast now! Loving it.

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayspeed View Post
    3rd season riding dirt and wow great times! Such a blast! What a great way to learn how to ride a motorcycle sideways and make it work! At 1st this 350 was a bit abrupt on trails but its a blast now! Loving it.
    Congrats on the discovery. Be warned of the addiction.

    Have fun!!

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    Ummmm, this is a bicycle forum now.

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    FACTS

    Get yo slide on

    Are you dual sporting, MX, or trail riding?

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    FACTS

    Get yo’ slide on

    Are you dual sporting, MX, or trail riding?
    Trail riding. Would like to try MX next season We’ll see.

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    I bought my first dirt bike a few months ago to ride with my son and his Honda 50. It is fun, but man was I sore after the first day! You use muscle you don't use when on a street bike!

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    Where do you trail ride around medford?

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    If you really want to learn to control a sliding bike try flattrack. All dirt disciplines inform the others, but flattrack is the fundamentals pushed to the limit. MX is also great for learning to overcome big obstacles at speed and to control a bike in the air, which is the best feeling. Woods riding is more diverse and less repetitive, making the learning slower. Imo

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    Agree with the flat track comment 100% plus its STUPID cheap to get into a small bike and some track time at WVRC.

    The biggest boost I got from woods riding as it translated to road racing wasn't so much a particular skill, just improving confidence when things change quickly/unexpectedly. It could be anything from loss of traction to another rider doing something unpredictable close to me, woods made me more comfortable in those situations.

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    It could be anything from loss of traction to another rider doing something unpredictable close to me, woods made me more comfortable in those situations.
    I-495 makes me more comfortable in those situations.

    Kind of wish I were kidding.

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    Quote Originally Posted by tucktuvak View Post
    Where do you trail ride around medford?
    Freedom Trail, do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I-495 makes me more comfortable in those situations.

    Kind of wish I were kidding.
    So stupidly true

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    [QUOTE=Paul_E_D;1551076]If you really want to learn to control a sliding bike try flattrack. All dirt disciplines inform the others, but flattrack is the fundamentals pushed to the limit. MX is also great for learning to overcome big obstacles at speed and to control a bike in the air, which is the best feeling. Woods riding is more diverse and less repetitive, making the learning slower. Imo

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    Or - Buy some slotted hex washer head sheet metal screws, and ride on some frozen lake or pond this winter. It is (nearly) free, and will afford you nearly the same traction/sliding experience as flat track- albeit in a colder environment...

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    I'm a cheap ass... But flat track isn't expensive.

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    [QUOTE=gregp;1551120]
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    If you really want to learn to control a sliding bike try flattrack. All dirt disciplines inform the others, but flattrack is the fundamentals pushed to the limit. MX is also great for learning to overcome big obstacles at speed and to control a bike in the air, which is the best feeling. Woods riding is more diverse and less repetitive, making the learning slower. Imo

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    Or - Buy some slotted hex washer head sheet metal screws, and ride on some frozen lake or pond this winter. It is (nearly) free, and will afford you nearly the same traction/sliding experience as flat track- albeit in a colder environment...
    Ice is awesome. Perhaps my favorite discipline. But the traction is very different. Almost opposite to the rest of the world. The harder you push, the more traction you have. Flatttrack is not that way at all! hahaa. It's similar technique, but sooo much tougher and less forgiving of mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    If you really want to learn to control a sliding bike try flattrack. All dirt disciplines inform the others, but flattrack is the fundamentals pushed to the limit.
    man every time you say something like this, I become curious to find the truth

    time to try flat track!

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    man every time you say something like this, I become curious to find the truth

    time to try flat track!
    I hope you're ready to discover and destroy leg muscles you never knew you had?

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    Dirt is so great for so many reasons. Mostly it's about finding great riding buddies and going on great rides whether home or abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucktuvak View Post
    Where do you trail ride around medford?
    The reservation or straight up Boston Commons after hours. Ha! Up in NH trails Hopkington Everett.

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    Dirt is the shit-26047171_10208319211936810_9072084619476851519_n-jpg

    Dirt dudes you find in the woods

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    dirt IS the shit, and this is PRIME season ... more dudes in woods, bbbrrraaaap


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    Yeah, no non-sumo dirt play time for me till Oct at the earliest...

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    dirt IS the shit, and this is PRIME season ... more dudes in woods, bbbrrraaaap

    How come I never got to go wherever this pic was taken?

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    This place sucks too

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    Re: Dirt is the shit

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    dirt IS the shit, and this is PRIME season ... more dudes in woods, bbbrrraaaap

    Conditions are soooo good. Another week or 2 of perfection before the leaves fall.

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