Fear, its a limiting factor!!!

We all suffer from fear from time to time. Riding, Road, Track or Dirt all comes with its fear factors. The trouble with fear is that it gets in the way of our rational actions and thought process. We often lockup or worse do the wrong thing because of fear, even if its momentary doubt. […]

Do what you do NOT do well!!!!

If you want to improve as an Enduro rider, or any offroad riding, then you need to practice what you don’t do well as often as possible. Your goal should be to “own it”. Practice until you have got it under control and then own it, practice it until everyone else is asking you how […]


Vision is important for so many reasons, but in dirtbike riding it tends to predict where you are going to end up. Look at the ditch…. Guess where you will end up. Its the same on Road Bikes but with Dirt Bikes it can get even more critical because whereas on a road bike if […]

Keeping your Balance is the key to happiness on a Dirtbike

I’m guessing you are starting to get the idea that balance on a bike, especially a dirt bike is essential if you are going to master the skills you need too!! Yet it seems to me that I never see newer riders, or even more experienced riders practicing this particular skill. When I got into […]

To Climb a Hill

Hill climbing is the first thing that will destroy your confidence on a dirt bike. Quickly it will become easy but then will come the bigger and more challenging hills with a step-up, root, turn or slippery patch right in the middle. I think the longer I rode, Enduro in particular, the harder hills got. […]

The Wheelie… so Cool!!!!

The Wheelie is very cool but also quite an essential skill to learn. Now there are two varieties of wheelie, the long, balanced, gloriously flashy wheelie that just screams “I’ve got skills” and then there is the get the job done wheelie. Fortunately for us, the Get the job done wheelie is all we need […]

SETS, TRANSITIONS and comfort levels.

We talk alot about SETS and TRANSITIONS on this site. So what exactly is a SET or for that matter a TRANSITION? Well your bike sits on two big pogo sticks, suspension front and rear. But then that sits on tyres which have movement in them and above all this is a human body that […]

The Myths about rubber that endanger our lives.

Ok, there are so many things said about motorcycle tyres that are just not correct and may lead you into trouble, if not, at least into wasting money. Some of the biggies are: you need the sportiest tyres you can get, the softer the better for maximum traction. a tyre is good until the tread […]