Dirt riding, enduro & cross training skills

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by B1, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Can I put a yellow powerband on my 4t? Asking for a friend...
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    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    If he does go with yellow the bike is gunna run like a............... a confederate soldier. :dunno
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  3. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    High time for a training vid. These aren't as common as they used to be because we've covered so many topics already. This one is an updated version of an existing training vid but also works in some tips for rock gardens, those torturous inventions in endurocross and hard enduro prologs.

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  4. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    We have some nice rocky trails!
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  5. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    This is one of my fave’s for tough rocks. Its my goal to ride it w/out a foot down someday.
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    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Another rocky trail
  7. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    These are all good pictures but it seems like you left out the trail and just posted a bunch of rocks?
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  8. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    For real, those are the trails.
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  9. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    WARNING This clip contains scenes of John Wayne shooting dirt riders which some viewers may find upsetting. Looking forward to checking out Traction eRag's new base in Kamloops, British Columbia.

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  10. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    Viewer discretion advised for this video too.

    Colton Haaker confronts Graham Jarvis who is complaining about riding dirt bikes for a living... how hard it is getting paid to ride most days and do 12 oclock wheelies all the time.

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  11. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Woah. :confused Did I just see evidence that Big Foot is real?
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  12. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    More Canadian silliness.


    Local boy carving it up at our biggest extreme enduro.


    Update on the Beta main bearing failures with an official response from Beta.
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  13. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Glad this seems relatively minor in the grand scheme of things.

    I've been very happy w/ my 2014 Beta and all things equal I would like another one when the time comes.
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  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Up at the Frederick watershed? :ear

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    Bucho DAMNrider

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    No, there is no legal offroad riding in the Watershed (dirtroads only for dualsports)

    Those pics are The MotoCove and Tasker’s Gap in VA
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    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    There ya go. I know you can mtn bike there. Didn't know there wasn't moto riding.

    Lots of rock gardens at the Watershed too

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  17. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    It looks like all the fun dirtroads there may be gated in the near future so we wont even have that. Too many dickheads riding offroad where they aren't supposed to.
  18. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    World wide problem. The UK used mad cow disease as an excuse to close the countryside, real problem was the dick heads. Government just needed some decent leverage.
    Sad thing is, the dick heads still ride regardless.
    Similar story here in NZ, access to the scenery is under huge pressure from peddlies and the woolly hat brigade. They feel that the right to leave stock gates open and widen trails is their's alone.
    One of the reasons I love 2t's is the look of pain on a pom pom fans face when you courteously trickle past with a smile and wave.
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  19. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    The Gas Gas Ranger is an interesting addition to the Spanish two stroke line up and should be a bike that's suitable for less experienced riders, or those more into slower harder terrain. Previously the main bike in this hybrid (e.g. 80% enduro 20% trials) category was the Beta Xtrainer. In some respects the Gas Gas Ranger is better, with superior suspension and better handling at speed. But the Gas Gas also weighs a few more kilograms and has a bit less punch at low revs, something that might sway the serious guys toward the Xtrainer...



    Also there have been plenty of rumors and fake news saying that Gas Gas is going broke. Apparently the company is restructuring its workforce but doing this as part of their long term strategy. Here's a statement from the CEO of Gas Gas: http://www.gasgasrider.org/forum/showpost.php?p=190634
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  20. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Very cool! I love that the market is starting to sell good bikes that aren't trying to be "racers". Shorter seat heights, light weight, gentler powerbands, decent suspension... Love it!
    Maybe Sherco or KTM can throw into the ring w/ a Xtrainer/Ranger type.
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