Most Common Riding Mistakes made by almost all motocross riders. Riding a dirt bike is a complex skill that takes months to learn and years to perfect. However, many first-time riders fall unintentionally because of some mistakes that, if avoided, make the learning process a little less backbreaking and speed up the riding fun.
A dirt bike is heavier, faster, and more challenging to ride than another bike. Every dirt bike rider makes a mistake at some point! So it’s important to learn from their mistakes, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Most Common Riding Mistakes made by almost all motocross riders, whether beginner or expert! Now we’ll show you the mistake and how to correct it.
Top 5 Dirt Bike Riding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them:
1) Foot Placement
2) Knees Loose
3) Looking Down
4) Sitting Too Much
5) Gripping the Bike
#1. Foot Placement
The first one is going to be foot placement. A lot of people end up riding with their feet turned out more towards the middle of their boot or towards the back when you want to turn that thing in and get it on the balls of your feet that ables you to tighten the bike up with your knees, and it’s really nice position.
#2. Loose Knees
Actually, the first step creates that so once you have your feet pointed forward and ties into the bike you want to tighten up with your knees as well a lot of people get here, and the bike can 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 beat out and also loose knees 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 literally can’t straighten our knees to squeeze the bike any more than this. There’s like you could pay me a million dollars, and I wouldn’t get to my hand; my knees are extended now; however if I turn my knees in the right direction, I can squeeze life out of them.
#3. Looking Down at the front fender while you’re riding.
The problem with this is that things come up extremely fast and don’t have time to think. The biggest key in motocross 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 got to be able to have time to process the information and make decisions based on what you get. I was nervous on that one. I literally thought he was gonna hit me. I thought I was done we did not talk about that.
#4. Sitting Too Much
Number four is just sitting on the seat too much. We all know that motocross 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 going to take the blow, but your spine is the direct force of contact that 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 like I said before all of it goes into your butt into your back, and there’s no control on.
#5. Gripping The Bike
Number five is gonna be how you’re gripping the bike and what it creates with your upper body structure. Gripping the bike with the whole doughnut touching the whole inside of your hand it makes your elbows come inside; we call that t-rex elbows. What you want to 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 upper body to be strong in boxes.