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Old 01-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #16
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Love it.

I was at a dirt bike school and one of the students was a scrawny guy on a DR350. He had zero experience on a bike to begin with, was lacking in conditioning, and by mid morning he was showing fatigue in a big way. He was wobbling pretty bad when he was kicking the bike over, sweating profusely, looking like he was about to pass out and fall over (BTDT). So as he's shaking and his right leg is probably about to fall off, and he's probably regretting the choice to take the class, the instructor walks over to him and says "Let me show you how to make that starting process much easier." The kid's face brightens.

The instructor leans closer and says "Quit stalling it."

the rest of us bust out laughing

So...whenever I've done something dumb on the bike I often remember that morning and tell myself "this ride would be easier if you'd apply the technique of STOP DOING THAT STUPID CRAP."

Priceless instruction, I tell ya'. Feel free to add it to your curriculum.
That's awesome! I'm taking Jimmy Lewis' class towards the end of March and I hope I'm not that kid! I knew that riding dirt could be strenuous, but dang, I found out just how aerobic it could be this week! Paddling your feet through deep sand so you don't fall over is an amazing ab workout. I'm going to have to do some working out and drop some poundage. I do have one advantage - electric start!
I will definitely add that to the curriculum!
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:37 AM   #17
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We will help you but then your idea for a class will have to completely change to, "Follow my smooth lines as I can ride anywhere I want to."

I'm pretty sure some of the stuff will be a revelation of sorts but most pick it up quickly.

Looking forward to the class,

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:08 AM   #18
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Next time I'm out by you, I'm in! Two middle-aged n00b chicks out for a ride... not sure if the guys could handle that much fabulous, though....
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:25 AM   #19
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Over my extensive dirt riding experience (5 days), I have discovered that I am a prodigy. I can unerringly choose the correct line to take through all obstacles. I have decided that I should share my wisdom with my fellow adv riders. Learning this technique will require you to meet with me for 2 hours of riding. After just those 2 hours you will be able to ride any dirt path, anywhere.

Your instruction will consist of following me and carefully watching the path of my front tire. As soon as you see the line I will be taking, GO THE OTHER WAY!

Yes, learning how to choose the perfect line is as easy as that.

I repeat. Watch the line I take and simply GO THE OTHER WAY.

The fee for this amazing class is no more than picking up my bike for the entire 2 hours, providing first aid and copious amounts of pain killing beverages. What a cheap price to pay for such wisdom.











When I started riding dirt the older kids in the neighborhood called me George of the Jungle....as is "Watch out for that tree."

I'd wager if I got back on a dirtbike today it would be pretty much the same deal....just faster.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:28 AM   #20
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We will help you but then your idea for a class will have to completely change to, "Follow my smooth lines as I can ride anywhere I want to."

I'm pretty sure some of the stuff will be a revelation of sorts but most pick it up quickly.

Looking forward to the class,

JIMMY
I'm really looking forward to gaining those skills! While duck paddling through deep sand is really good exercise it's getting pretty old :loll
I'll also be thrilled to be able to deal with rough roads with rocks and other obstacles.
I have a lot of road riding experience, but dirt is definitely learning to ride all over again.

see ya in March
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Next time I'm out by you, I'm in! Two middle-aged n00b chicks out for a ride... not sure if the guys could handle that much fabulous, though....
Absolutely!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #22
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I'm really looking forward to gaining those skills! While duck paddling through deep sand is really good exercise it's getting pretty old :loll
I'll also be thrilled to be able to deal with rough roads with rocks and other obstacles.
I have a lot of road riding experience, but dirt is definitely learning to ride all over again.

see ya in March
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Sand...stand up, lean back, upshift at least one gear, and twist the twisty thing on the right
Working on it. My knees don't allow me to stand up much on a bike - geez, the younger days - but I'm putting my weight back. I get into trouble when I turn the twisty thing on the right too far

I'm starting to get the hang, a tiny bit, of keeping a little better control. Spending less time with my feet/outriggers on the ground each time I go out (except for the bottomless pit stuff....)
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