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  • is bush riding better then MX ??

    Since I just made the switch, I thought that I might throw the question out there..

    I used to ride a CRF450 on MX track and race as well for years, but I got fed up of all the new rules like...you have to do yellow flag on practise day, you have to water the track on practise day and then you miss a session, so instead of 4 sessions of 15min, you do 3 sessions, so it is just 45min and you have to pay membership & fees...plus all the waiting between sessions or races

    Don't get me wrong, I love riding the track, it is just everything else around it

    On the other hand, I just bought a KTM250exc, did my first bush ride (85kms with RobKTM) and did not have to pay entry fees, and had plenty of hours of riding, no waiting, it was quite technical,

    the only complaint was that we did a river crossing and I got wet feet for the rest of the ride (I hate riding with wet feet)

    I did the sprint race at erica last sunday, and the single trail was great, we had sighting lap plus 5 laps, so it was 1h30 riding for $40, and I did not have to do yellow flag...

    I am missing the jump though
    Bush ride with jumps will be heaven...
    JCB

    2012 SHERCO 300
    09 KTM 250exc
    08 CRF 450R
    06 CRF 450R
    04 CRF 250R
    97 YZ 125

  • #2
    Originally posted by jcb View Post
    Since I just made the switch, I thought that I might throw the question out there..

    I used to ride a CRF450 on MX track and race as well for years, but I got fed up of all the new rules like...you have to do yellow flag on practise day, you have to water the track on practise day and then you miss a session, so instead of 4 sessions of 15min, you do 3 sessions, so it is just 45min and you have to pay membership & fees...plus all the waiting between sessions or races

    Don't get me wrong, I love riding the track, it is just everything else around it

    On the other hand, I just bought a KTM250exc, did my first bush ride (85kms with RobKTM) and did not have to pay entry fees, and had plenty of hours of riding, no waiting, it was quite technical,

    the only complaint was that we did a river crossing and I got wet feet for the rest of the ride (I hate riding with wet feet)

    I did the sprint race at erica last sunday, and the single trail was great, we had sighting lap plus 5 laps, so it was 1h30 riding for $40, and I did not have to do yellow flag...

    I am missing the jump though
    Bush ride with jumps will be heaven...
    You won't get the buzz of heading into the first corner in a big pack, plenty of erosion mounds to jump at Kinglake West, lack of regulations and set times is whats best about the bush.

    Is the bush better, that's up to the individual, it's different.
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    • #3
      Bush riding is as slow or as fast as you make it.

      Never raced MX, but I love bush riding, it's fun testing your skills on all types of terrain, trying to be unstoppable :grinning-
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      • #4
        I used to ride bush a lot when I was a kid, and it's just awesome. I've taken up racing this year (MX) and it's certainly a different thrill. 70+ foot jumps are new to me that's for sure! I don't like the attitude surrounding MX, there's a lot of wank/pissing contests in the pits, but it's tolerable so far.

        The thing I miss most is seeing new terrain and having to pick lines on the fly. There's nothing quite like holding it pinned, not knowing what's around the next corner, down trails you've never seen before.

        I don't think I've ever used top gear on the KTM, but as a kid on the old Husky 125 I used to rarely get below 5th down the fire trails at home. Oh the memories of clipping gumtrees with the handlebars at 120 clicks. Young and stupid haha.
        2014 KTM 250 SX-F

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        • #5
          bush ridings fun especially when ur with a good bunch of ******s like meself eh ^roost^roost

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          • #6
            I still remember the day my uncle took me for a trail ride for the first time. I had raced motocross for a few years before that, but after enjoying the thrill and adventure and the constant 'newness' of riding in the bush, I never looked back at MX.

            Trail riding is infinately radder than mx.

            My mate Cruikshank reckons the opposite, and he is quite good at mx, but he has actually cried on more than one occasion on a trail ride
            "I know I was born. And I know that I'll die.


            The in between is mine"


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            • #7
              Originally posted by DarkSphinx View Post
              Bush riding is as slow or as fast as you make it.

              Never raced MX, but I love bush riding, it's fun testing your skills on all types of terrain, trying to be unstoppable :grinning-
              I'm with you DarkSphinx!!! No two rides are ever the same.
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              • #8
                U will work it out for urself once u do more enduro stuff in the bush and you will probaly enjoy the bush more as you get older at a guess.....
                YZ80 - 89
                YZ120 -92...Ripper bike , Current WR250F - 07

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                • #9
                  depends on the track..............

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                  • #10
                    No way! Give me MX anyday. There is nothing better than sitting on a start gate along side 39 other bikes all heading to the same corner at the same time. Bush riding is for old people

                    Originally posted by oneredED View Post
                    I don't like the attitude surrounding MX, there's a lot of wank/pissing contests in the pits, but it's tolerable so far.

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                    There is more of that stuff on here amongst trailriders than I have ever experienced racing mx. You cant argue with the results at the end of the day :grinning-

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CathiM View Post
                      I'm with you DarkSphinx!!! No two rides are ever the same.
                      Especialy those unknown territory exploring rides... Love 'em
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jcb View Post
                        but I got fed up of all the new rules like...you have to do yellow flag on practise day, you have to water the track on practise day .......have to pay membership & fees...
                        Don't get me wrong, I love riding the track, it is just everything else around it
                        And there, in a nutshell, is why it's so hard to run a good club.

                        Not meaning to have a go at you mate, but if YOU don't help at the club, who will?

                        People complain about having to help with admin, having to help with marshalling, having to help with maintenance and then complain about having to financially contribute.

                        Dammit, you're right, strangers should give up their weekends, and a day or two during the week, so you can just show up on the weekend and go for a ride, gratis.

                        A decent club will have a year-long championship and award full points for one compulsory round of marshalling.

                        A competitive rider will ride a year-long championship and be happy to gain full points for one round.

                        Win/Win.

                        Sorry, rant over.

                        Trails win.
                        Pete.
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                        • #13
                          Hey Battered Sav,

                          I am not having a go at clubs, I have helped, I have done marshalling & watering the track and showing up at working bees, but you go in the bush with mates, then you notice the difference...freedom

                          If I may complain that would be to MV for coming up with new rules and imposing them on the club...all for the sake of safety

                          for years, we did not have yellow flag for practise days, and back in the day you could even have a key and go to the track when you wanted...
                          I believe in paying a fee to ride the track, but when you have to be a yearly member to ride, then if you want some variety and ride at different tracks you have to be a member of 4-5 clubs and that's $500 in club membership

                          I am really enjoying the variety of the bush now...
                          JCB

                          2012 SHERCO 300
                          09 KTM 250exc
                          08 CRF 450R
                          06 CRF 450R
                          04 CRF 250R
                          97 YZ 125

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                          • #14
                            I have only ever ridden trails and absolutely love it, but will hopefully join a club next year and smash heaps of MX loops only to bring those skills to my trail riding. Who knows I might like it.

                            Used to hate riding fire trails flat out, would just putt along, now am appreciating holding the bike on the stopper and riding as fast as I possibly can.

                            Amber
                            Owen & Amber 2

                            Amber
                            2014 KTM FREERIDE 250R aka MOUNTAIN GOAT

                            Owen
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                            • #15
                              i love these people that think the tracks just appear and stay passable in the bush...^lol

                              yeah go ride them and enjoy^roost
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