Originally Posted by GaryHarris
Riding Mountain bikes is probably the best training you can do to ride dirt bikes. And then back again.
That looks a lot nicer than the trails in Memorial park that snake along the bayou!
I've been riding Mt. Bikes for the last 20 years off and on (I still suck at it). Just started doing more riding since I came out here to California. The trails are beautiful but the hills are a real mother for a fat arse like myself. I did a little over 15 miles at Henry W. Coe a few weeks ago, I thought I was going to die after all that climbing but the trails were truly epic. I can ride on flatish trails for 90 mins no problem but running a 90 minute hare scramble is more draining, but nothing is tougher than pedaling up long climbs.
Oh yeah and Mountain biking can easily exceed the cost of dirt biking. One of the local shops wanted $3000 for a Niner Rip9 with the SLX group! I demo'd the bike for a weekend and it was awesome, and I ended up building up a FS bike but for less than 1/3 the cost.