Street versus Dirt
Posted December 28, 2001 - 04:44 PM
Do you think that street has made you better in dirt? or vice-versa?
I've heard both and would be curious to hear the answers / theories.
I'll post my ideas after the post is dead. (May be tomorrow the way my posts go)
Posted December 28, 2001 - 06:27 PM
Posted December 28, 2001 - 06:33 PM
When you are faced with this situation on the street, you know exactly how to control it, and avoid an accident.
Reading a diffcicult trail terrain vs. a typical city road. You learn to choose the right "place to be" on both bikes. Dirt rding takes into acct many more factors, street riding seems easier to just go somewhere and focus on the road/cars/ signs. The practice getoffs and hopefully many near crashes you had on the dirt will add greatly to your ability to stay in control the street bike. When you loose traction on the street, you won't have to recall what the BMV Safety manual says to do. You just "Do It".
be careful out there, even my little crotch rocket YZF600 smokes just about any car under 400hp. Who needs a muscle car?
Posted December 28, 2001 - 07:56 PM
Ride Safe And Ride Often
Posted December 28, 2001 - 08:19 PM
Posted December 28, 2001 - 08:28 PM
I would have to say that the general consensus of us street riders, at least the smart ones would say that riding in the dirt makes for a better rider on the street and on the race track(roadracing). All you have to do is look at the resumes of all the top roadracers in the world and most of them have had dirt track or MX experience. After many years of roadracing and now getting back into trail riding, my poor Suzuki TL1000sv
just sits in my garage. Mainly to do with what roadracing has taught me. I f your gonna go fast on a crotch-rocket, you best do it in a controlled enviroment,( i.e. a racetrack ).
On the street, It's not a matter of when you go down, It's a matter of how hard you go down!
Posted December 30, 2001 - 08:04 AM
Posted December 30, 2001 - 03:39 PM
ie look where you want to go,
Handlebar-spaced trees will teach you that... FAST.
Posted December 30, 2001 - 07:43 PM
Are you up for riding at Hollister next weekend if weather permits.
Have Safe An Happy New Years.
Ride Often And Ride Safe