Dirt riding, enduro & cross training skills

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  1. B1

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    a series of free dirt bike training vids without ads, including tips, endurocross techniques and enduro skills on how to ride a dirt bike. the idea is just a bunch of average joes trying to improve our dirt bike technique, although we've also had the help of ruben chadwick, who is both junior national trials champ and junior national endurocross champ in australia for 2014! this is the website link:

    CROSS TRAINING ENDURO SKILLS WEBSITE.

    it covers a pile of different dirt bike techniques and enduro riding tips, how to set up your bike, and generally apply trials techniques to dirt riding as all the top extreme enduro riders have done. it's also got biographies on graham jarvis, jonny walker, chris birch etc and links to their websites.

    i'll post the videos and links to the written articles here as we knock up new ones.

    BEFORE YOU START
    Cross training - an introduction
    Which is the best bike for cross training?
    Making an endurocross track
    Bike setup for cross training
    Protective gear
    Setting up your suspension
    The most important riding technique of all


    BASIC CROSS TRAINING TECHNIQUES
    Develop your balancing skills
    Full lock turns
    Body positioning for cross training
    Basic clutch control
    Braking
    Feathering & dropping the clutch
    Riding across a camber or slope
    When to stand or sit on the bike


    INTERMEDIATE CROSS TRAINING TECHNIQUES
    Dropping the clutch (but keeping traction)
    Covering the rear brake for wheelies
    Wheelies cross training-style
    Drop offs & short steep descents
    U-turns & tight corners
    How to jump your enduro bike
    How to ride in ruts
    Riding in rocky creek beds
    Hill climbs
    Hopping over logs
    Balancing at a stand still
    Hill climbs
    Short sharp inclines
    Using a kicker
    Downhills and descents



    ADVANCED CROSS TRAINING TECHNIQUES
    Walking the bike down steep descents
    Pivot turns & floater turns
    Slow sit down wheelies Jarvis-style
    Jumping gaps, ditches and ruts
    Flat track turns & power slides
    Spotting for each other on tough obstacles
    Bunny hops over two logs


    These were put together from a wide variety of sources, including tips from the masters of endurocross and extreme enduro riding: Graham Jarvis, Chris Birch, Jonny Walker, David Knight, Taddy Blazusiak, Dougie Lampkin and Andreas Lettenbichler who are all ex-trials champions - may their names and bikes be blessed forever, amen.
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  2. PalePhase

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    Thanks for the links. Looks like good stuff. :freaky
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  3. Fasnacht

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    Nice collection of information...Thanks for putting it together... :dllama
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    Great list, thanks for putting it together. The cross training video has some incredible riding in it, I have to try trials....
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    Thanks for taking the time to put this together! I saved the link to this thread for reference.
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    hope the vids and tutorials are useful. the young guy on the ktm 200 is pretty amazing. he's only fifteen and was the junior champion in our state last year.

    a national endurocross series only started here in australia this year. he started training only two weeks before the first event and won the junior division. a few months later he took out the national junior title!

    it's amazing to film what he can do on that bike given he only started applying these techniques to a dirt bike a few months ago. :clap

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  7. rvsixer

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    Very useful, I have been scouring your website. I found a local dirt/trials training facility (www.motoventures.com), going to give it a go (though being the inverse age of this talented young rider, I certainly don't expect to be nearly as nimble :lol3 ).
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  8. Elusion

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    Great info, thanks.

    ... now if only I could do that log pivot maneuver on my 990.
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    Thank you for putting the time into this. Nice work and I know there will be plenty of us that will collect from it
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    Thanks for the post!! I have been looking for something like this for a while. I saw the video you had recently posted on youtube. Great channel.
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    thanks for the post!! i'm very knew to this whole dualsport / enduro game and i'm very thankful for every tipp that is out there to improve my riding. the "take it slow" and uturn stuff is what i tried today on an empty parking lot. it sounds easier as it is, definitely have to practice such stuff more often :)

    also a cool video, allthough really advanced stuff:

    http://youtu.be/HbU43cQiqA0
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    :lol3 he's ridiculously talented. to help him out with future sponsorship i strung together a pile of clips of him in action and talking about the cross over between trials and other forms of motorcycling.

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    Im saving this ... :clap
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  14. B1

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    here are the first two tutorials, an intro one on balancing skills and an advanced one on pivot turns...




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    latest video on body positioning. i've actually started working this stuff in the adventure riding with good results. er, this is some silly stuff toward the end of the vid though. :D

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    The video above was quite informative! Like!

    Edit: Sure I post and it's starts a new page. LOL!
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    latest one...unfortunately i didn't have that much footage of popping the front wheel up in gnarly terrain to clear obstacles, probably because it's a hassle filming in those conditions. but hopefully this vid still covers all the major aspects of saving front tyre rubber. :D

    our resident endurocross champ, ruben chadwick, is really good at covering the rear brake, something i have to work at (along with a pile of other things)...

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  19. B1

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    these two u-turn techniques are handy on mid-sized adventure bikes too....

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  20. travelR6

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    keep em coming :freaky
    by far the best trainingsvideos i have ever seen with very good and calm explanations! thank you very much!
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