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Get the most out of morning practice

Posted by Gary Semics , September 01, 2011 · 2,387 views

Miscellaneous Motocross Riding Technique
Get the most out of morning practice At most races there’s not much time to practice and get to know the track before you’re going to be on the starting line. The following tips will help you get the most out of your practice time.

Get there early enough so you’re not rushed and make sure you have your goggle, gear, bike, and everything else ready for practice. This way you can take your time and sign up and walk the track before your first practice. When walking the track think about what lines you’ll be trying and what obstacles you probably can and can’t jump.

When it’s time for your practice and it’s the typical short practice time, try to gradually work up to a comfortable but fast speed. Make it a point to jump any obstacles that you’re going to be jumping in the race early so you can get comfortable and confident on the bike and with the track. Once you figure out the fastest lines try some other lines so you have some options. This is probably about all the practice time you’ll have. If there’s another practice, like a late practice, take advantage of it and get back out there. After the break from your first practice this will help you get more familiar with the track and up to speed.

After practice and before your first moto find a place where you can relax and not be disturbed. Close your eyes and visualize going around the entire track in your head. Make it as real as possible and keep your speed fast but realistic. Make at least two full laps. If possible go out and watch some starts and races before yours. Knowing that track as well as possible before your race will defiantly improve your chances for a good result. On all but walking the whole track, repeat the process before your next moto. It also helps to warm your body up with some light calisthenics and stretching before practice and your motos.

When you’re on the starting line clear your mind of everything, be ready for anything and distracted by nothing. Take some long slow deep breaths and relax your body and mind. View the race as an opportunity to challenge yourself, ride to the best of your ability and have fun in the process. Don’t think about what place you might get or who’s there or anything accept trying as hard as you possibly can to ride the best race you’re capable of riding from when the gate drops until you get the checked flag. If you do this and enjoy the process the result will take care of itself.

Gary Semics
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