Top 5 Most Common Motocross Riding Mistakes - Learn Dirt Bike Skills!Jun 20, 2022
In this video, we're gonna show you the top five, most common riding mistakes.
First one is gonna be foot placement. A lot of people end up riding where their feet turned. More towards the middle of their, of their boot or towards the back. When you wanna turn that thing in and get it on the ball to your feet, that enables you to tighten the bike up with your knees in its really nice position.
second. One is gonna be loose. And actually the first step creates that. So once you have your feet pointed forward and tighten into the bike, you want to tighten up with your knees as well. A lot of people get here and the bike can actually move in between your legs instead of you being here and you control it with the weight of your lower body and the balance of your upper body.
So to go along with feet out and also loose knee, something to help you understand is if your feet are turned out like this, our major control component of the bike is being attached to it. With our knees. We literal. Can't straighten our knees to squeeze the bike any more than this there's I, you could pay me a million dollars and I wouldn't get to my hand.
My, my knees are extended now. However, if I turn my knees the right direction, I can squeeze the life out of them. Third one. Looking down at the front fender while you're riding the problem with this is things come up extremely fast. You don't have time to think. The biggest key in motocros is opening your brain up to process information.
If it's coming at you at a rate that you can't process it, that's when the big mistakes happen. This is why you look ahead. A lot of people don't explain the why of it, but this is why you look ahead. You've gotta be able to have time to process the information and make decisions. Based on what you get.
I was actually nervous on that one. . I literally thought he was gonna hit me. I thought I was done. We did not talk about that. Number four, just sitting on the seat too much. We all know that motocros is a physically demanding sport. And it's a rough racetrack that creates that. If you're on the seat, not only is your body gonna take to blow, but your spine is the direct force of contact, which is happens to be the most important bone in your whole body or stack of bones by sitting too much.
You're also eliminating. The human suspension, which is these two legs. So it all, all, like I said before, all of it goes into your butt, into your back. And there's a, there's no control in that.
Number five is gonna be how you're gripping the bike and what it creates with your upper body structure. If you're gripping the bike like this. So gripping the bike with the whole donut, touching the whole inside of your hand, it makes your elbows come inside and we call that T-Rex elbows. What you wanna do.
Is grip the handlebar, like you're grabbing a doorknob to twist it. So it creates that nice box that we've talked about in our other videos. You want the, everybody to be strong and boxy.
All right. That was five things not to do. I even crashed doing it for you guys. Hope you're happy if you want more, less crashing, more awesome videos up here. Love us. We love you. Subscribe down here. Super grateful. See
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