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Monday, June 25, 2012

Riding Motos

Nina and I took advantage of a chance to do some unorthodox (or maybe not, depending on who you talk to) training this past weekend - riding motocross. Neither of us had actually ridden dirt bikes before, and yup, they're pretty rad. Amazing to get to go that fast on dirt. Just had to remember that the right brake lever was actually the front brake. Fortunately there were no over-the-bar fiascos.

Gotta say, being able to just open up the throttle in the middle of a berm is so rad - not that cornering on a mountain bike is lame but.....

....dang. I can see how people get hooked on this stuff. Plus, I was tired at the end. Just having a motor doesn't make it a cake walk by any stretch of the imagination.

1 comment:

  1. After about 20 years of motocross racing, I could never adjust to the left front brake lever on a mountain bike so I have always run mine "moto-style" with the front brake on the right.

    A little known fact is that motocross is the 2nd most physically demanding sport only behind soccer. I've gotten lots of laughs over the years trying to sell this idea to cyclists & triathletes!