Posts Tagged motorcycle riding tips

Quick Tip: Use your rear brake to stabilize your bike

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Your rear brake can be your best friend in many situations, not just when you want to slow down or quickly rotate your bike.

In this article, I talk about the different ways you can use your dirt bike’s rear brake and the advantages to using it in many places other then braking areas.

Continue to find out how to use your rear brake to stabilize your bike...

How can you blitz a whoops section like a pro

In this photo, you can clearly see how James keeps his body neutral on the bike, which gives him much more control

Welcome to my third writeup on riding tips! For this new article, I chose to talk about the infamous Whoops Section! Just hearing these 2 words together makes most people tremble in fear (ok I’m overdoing it…or am I?). For those of you who don’t know what “blitzing” means, it’s basically when you keep both your front and rear wheels from dropping in-between 2 whoops and stay on top of the valleys all the way through. Correctly blitzing a whoops section is one of the toughest thing you can do on a dirt bike – of course it also depends on the size and steepness of the whoops in question – much harder then jumping a big triple or going through a rhythm section.

Want to know the secret to blitzing whoops like a pro? Keep reading to find out...

How to relax before a race and have more energy

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Everyone gets anxious and nervous before a race, even the fastest riders in the world, and if you don’t, it probably means you don’t give a rat’s a$$ about racing and you should look for something new to do on the weekends…

Stress is a funny thing, it can really drain all your energy, and before you know, you’re already tired just sitting on the starting line! If you can learn how to control your anxiety better and not let it get to you during the race weekend, you’ll have much more energy on and off the bike.

...Keep reading to find out how to control your stress...