Originally Posted by yater
That's exactly my point. I can bury myself physically to beat someone on a bicycle because they drop before I do.... But fat 50yr old dudes on dirtbikes kill me.
Oh...I hit 48mph on my mountain bike during the ouachita challenge in '08. Finished 10th of 200. I've been fucking up lately, but hope to get back there.
Point being that you don't have to 'train' nearly as much or be nearly as physically fit to twist a throttle and hang on.
Mind you I'm not saying there's no skill involved. We've all ridden off-road and know that there is.