I love motocross!
On July 26, 2008 I went to Dirtbike School! It’s all part of my goal to become the #1 Novice AFM racer. To be a well-rounded rider, I need to master riding on and off the road. Riding off-road has its differences:
- Your rear brakes do most of the work when it comes to braking
- sliding is considered normal (and fun)
- When you turn, you let the bike turn under you while you stay upright
UPDATE: Added some pics!
Ready for the exercise
Here we go!
On the track
Good morning race fans!
This past weekend I took a trip to Thunderhill Raceway for Roadriding 2.0, which is a motorcycle skills class for MSF graduates.
They taught us:
- How to do a tech inspection
- Exercises we can practice to improve slow-speed skills
- Cornering techniques
- All about tires
- Emergency maneuvers
- How nightmarishly hot Thunderhill can get
- Group riding
And, as a special treat, they took us newbies out on the track for a follow-the-leader session where we were given the opportunity to ride race lines. That’s when I was able to put my 45mph top speed to some really good use. But that’s not the end of it, or rather — that’s not the beginning!
First, I had to actually get to Thunderhill. And how, pray tell, did I do that?