Be A Good Dirt Bike Rider
Everybody wants to be a good dirt bike rider, but only those who are disciplined and experienced know what it’s truly like. There are some simple things that you can do to help yourself become a good dirt bike rider, and they can be done on and off the track.
- Make sure you’ve got a firm grip on confidence as well as room in your ego for humility. Of course, it’s very important to be confident in your riding skills, but don’t get so confident that you’ll be devastated from humility if you happen to make a mistake. Any good dirt bike rider makes mistakes; it’s unavoidable. Coping with this and learning from them is the key, however.
- Walk the tracks before you race them. Any dirt bike rider can approach a track and briefly skim it with their eyes. However, they won’t fully know it until they experience it. To avoid goof-ups while racing, simply walk the track before racing to get a general feel of where the jumps and curves are. You’ll be more relaxed while racing, and there will be fewer surprises.
- Always try to clear the first corner flawlessly. The first corner is typically the one that sees all the hang-ups due to so many riders being in close proximity. Steer clear of this at all costs. There also will always be that dirt bike rider in the race that’s coming way too fast on the first curve, and you want to stay away from this guy as much as possible.
- To be an excellent dirt bike rider, don’t stress when other riders pass you. This is key to keeping a firm grip on your mental state during the race. So what if a dirt bike rider is passing you on the last lap? Don’t let this derail your concentration. Let him do whatever he is doing, and keep working on your technique. Adjust to your new circumstances and react to your new place in the race. Work out a plan for maneuvering around the first dirt bike rider. Always avoid getting angry or nervous about things like this.
- Always perform a little maintenance after each ride. It’s good to visit with family and friends after you’ve won a race, but make sure you pay attention to your bike as well. After all, it did help you win the race. Make sure to check the air filter, the chain, the fuel, and other small things. Make sure it’s in good condition for the next race, and then resume socializing and celebrating!