Best practice tips?
Posted April 17, 2001 - 07:01 PM
Posted April 18, 2001 - 04:50 PM
Posted April 19, 2001 - 05:59 AM
Try not to compare your progress to the younger guys/kids that you may see riding. They have no fear and bounce much better than we do. My son reminds me of this all the time. Just stick with it and have fun.
Posted April 27, 2001 - 09:01 PM
Posted April 27, 2001 - 09:25 PM
Posted April 29, 2001 - 04:31 PM
First off I have to admit that setting the bike too the right "sag" should be done before complaining about cornering. Mine was almost at five inches, adjusted it too 3 1/2" I also raised the forks in the clamps about 6mm as suggested on this site. Went to a local MX track, found a nice level area, (had too make my own route!) and pounded out laps for 2-3 hours. Verrrry tiring. Have to admit made great improvements over last couple rides in confidence and handling. I think the terrain, very hard packed clay, almost pavement in my opininon, generates best traction on my stock tires. Had the bike running a lot in some areas WOT in 3rd gear. This is a great feeling! Cornering is still tough but I realized a couple times, 3 out of 30 felt real good, reat of the time too slow, too wide, etc.. So the old adage once again proves true, practice will make perfect.
Should also say I started jumping a tabletop at 1/4 throttle 2nd gear. Couple of times landed big time front wheel low, thats hard on the wrists, and other time on the rear wheel. Rode same spot on Saturday and landed flat 10 times straight and that was great. Thought I would try a 5' jump leading too a whoops section, and inadvertantly hit nuetral on the face of the jump Near disastrous results I can assure you. That was the end of any jumping for that day.
Anyways thanks for all your help and support guys, and within the next couple weeks I intend to clear that tabletop.