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Old 03-04-2014
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Cross training, enduro & dirt bike techniques - vids & tutorials

None of us are hot shot riders except for Ruben Chadwick, Australian Junior Endurocross Champion & Junior National Trials Champion for 2015. He's passed on a pile of dirt bike riding tips and we've also got tips from Graham Jarvis and Chris Birch who both consented to appearing in the vids too. Melbourne-based Tim Coleman has been a great help too. Just hunted around for info from Jonny Walker and other extreme enduro riders as well, to create a series of free how to ride a dirt bike vids:

CROSS TRAINING ENDURO SKILLS WEBSITE

Hoping this stuff can help anyone, right from the basics of learn how to ride a dirt bike through to endurocross skills and extreme enduro techniques. There's a fairly strong trials emphasis running through all these dirt bike techniques as almost all the top extreme enduro riders like Jarvis and Jonny Walker are former trials champions. Vids will only get you so far, I'd highly recommend Chris Birch for extreme enduro coaching, dirt bike training or enduro coaching. Thanks to all the usual crew who let us ride on your properties - much appreciated.


BEFORE YOU START
Cross training - an introduction
Which is the best bike for cross training?
Buying a used dirt bike checklist
Making an endurocross track
Bike setup for cross training
Reducing arm pump
Protective gear
Bike setup for shorter riders
Bike setup for taller riders
Setting up your suspension
The most important technique you'll ever learn
Motocross to enduro bike conversion


BASIC CROSS TRAINING TECHNIQUES
Develop your balancing skills
Full lock turns
Body positioning for cross training
Basic clutch control
Braking
Feathering & dropping the clutch
Riding across a camber or slope
When to stand or sit on the bike
Footpeg positioning
Riding in wet or muddy terrain
Cornering in the seated position
Cornering in the standing position


INTERMEDIATE CROSS TRAINING TECHNIQUES
Dropping the clutch (but keeping traction)
How to rail berms
Covering the rear brake for wheelies
Stand up wheelies
U-turns & tight corners
How to jump your enduro bike
How to ride in ruts
Riding in rocky creek beds
Hill climbs
Hopping over logs
Advanced u-turn techniques
Balancing at a stand still
Hill climbs
Short sharp inclines
Using a kicker
Down hills and descents
How to leg paddle in tough terrain
Traction tips when you're stuck
Changing gears without the clutch




ADVANCED CROSS TRAINING TECHNIQUES
Walking the bike down steep descents
Hill climbs in loose rocky conditions
Slow sit down wheelies Jarvis-style
Pivot turns & floater turns
Jumping gaps, ditches and ruts
Weighting & deweighting
Flat track turns & power slides
Spotting for each other on tough obstacles
Bunny hops over two logs
How to splat (or splatter)

These were put together from a wide variety of sources, including tips from the masters of endurocross and extreme enduro riding: Graham Jarvis, Chris Birch, Jonny Walker, David Knight, Taddy Blazusiak, Dougie Lampkin and Andreas Lettenbichler who are all ex-trials champions - may their names and bikes be blessed forever, amen.


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Good work barry. That stuff takes a lot of time. I hope you arent editing websites when you could be out riding


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Great stuff Barry,not being able to ride gives me plenty of time to read all that and pick up some good tips.
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Awesome mate, and cheers for taking the time and sharing

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i think i should be okay... cross training on the berg last tues, an adventure ride sat on the DR650. trials comp sun. dirt ride on the berg mon then another trials ride a day or two later.
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i think i should be okay... cross training on the berg last tues, an adventure ride sat on the DR650. trials comp sun. dirt ride on the berg mon then another trials ride a day or two later.
Stop rooting around and get out and ride
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Stop rooting around and get out and ride
popping ibuprofen to keep the aches and pains down. awesome competition yesterday with western districts trials club. can't wait to apply all this stuff on the dirt bike. heading out to beerburrum with bigberger today for cross training on the FE570s.

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bigberger and i went out to work on some cross training techniques and scout out suitable tracks. he's VERY fast but wants to work on his technical terrain style so wanted to give the cross training stuff a try. couldn't believe how his riding style changed over a few hours...

music in the vid below courtesy of our mr strummer.
will probably start posting some vids on cross training techniques next week.










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You're definitely onto something here mr Bergman. Was impressive watching you ride that berg so slow over those obstacles. I may just have to bring mine out for a try.

I enjoy going fast, but think I got more pleasure out of going slow yesterday. Was really noticeable how things got easy after you talked me through those obstacles and thought about applying the technique. Trail riding will never be the same again...now where's the next obstacle!!

Thanks for the ride mr Bergman, top day out!
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