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January 2, 2006, 09:49 AM

For those that haven't seen this before...it's supposed to be great fun. Learning how to really back a bike into a turn and spin it up on the way out. (On XR100's in the dirt. Don't laugh...much harder to do that you would think.) If you ever wanted to do this...here's the class to try it out on. Mildly expensive. But ya gotta figure thet it's a limited size class, 2 days, on their bikes.

I'm going the weekend of the 25-26th of April with a buddy and his wife. (Mid week mixed class)

http://www.americansupercamp.com


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January 2, 2006, 09:54 AM

Hum... price isn't bad at all for a two day course which includes the use of a bike! I'd like to do this but April won't be possible...

Thanks for posting this up!


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January 2, 2006, 09:59 AM

Yeah...I had to make a decision fast when my buddy called about the class. His wife gave it to him as a christmas gift.

Just be sure to bring lots of dirtbike gear....pads and more pads. You hit the ground a lot from what I've been told. (And I've done indoor and outdoor mini-motarding...so I believe it.)


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Yeah...I had to make a decision fast when my buddy called about the class. His wife gave it to him as a christmas gift.

Just be sure to bring lots of dirtbike gear....pads and more pads. You hit the ground a lot from what I've been told. (And I've done indoor and outdoor mini-motarding...so I believe it.)
I could believe that! I don't have any dirt gear but I plan on picking up a 90 to use off-season to slide around so I'll get some once I pick up the bike.

Being a new rider I'm still not used to getting the bike loose so that's one area I'm trying to learn about and this class seems perfect. I'm ok when the bike does get a little loose but I would be much happier if I could learn how to utilize sliding to find the limits of traction VS...ok now I'm sliding so I have to relax and keep it upright...


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January 2, 2006, 10:13 AM

Dirtbiking gear to have:
Helmet
Goggles
Gloves
Elbow pads
Knee pads
Dirtbike pants (Tough and waterproof)
Dirtbike boots (Much better protection than workmans boots)
Kidney belt (Helps posture and prevents a lot of back pain)
Camelback - for woods riding.
Attitude - you will wreck....a lot. Laugh and move on.

As for sliding on the track. I can do it some. I'm just not fully comfortable doing it. Hence the reason for taking the class. I do find that dirtbike riding allows me to ingore a huge percentage of racetrack wiggles, slides, spinds ups, etc...without tensing up or slowing down. Makes the riding less exhausting...and a more relaxed rider working less is generally going faster.


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January 3, 2006, 09:13 AM

I took that class 4 years ago. It ROCKS!!

Itís fun stuff to begin with, plus the guys who run it are a crack up. Itís too bad I didnít have a dirt bike to capitalize on the excellent training.

Advice: Bring your dirt gear but not the MX boots because they are so heavy. Old road race boots that you donít mind getting dirty work great and are recommended by the school. Your inner thighs will thank you!

Also, seriously consider a program of stretching the groin and legs in the weeks leading up to the class. I was in pretty decent shape back then and I was SORE AS HELL after 2 days. (I used MX boots) YMMV


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January 3, 2006, 09:22 AM

OK...now that explains a lot.

You need a dirtbike man! Then you could be riding the Hangover Hare Scramble this coming weekend at Budds Creek!!!


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Dirtbike plans are in work.

Hello Woody?


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Dirtbike plans are in work.

Hello Woody?
You still trying to fix tha POS? When I have a ncie YZ400 just begging to run!


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January 3, 2006, 12:39 PM

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Dirtbike plans are in work.

Hello Woody?
You still trying to fix tha POS? When I have a ncie YZ400 just begging to run!

Fukka "Hello Woody," I'm saying "Helloooooo Keener!!"


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Do I know woody. Cause his callsign kinda scares me!!!


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