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Old 08-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #21
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:27 PM   #23
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I think it helped my riding tremendously.. The skeeters actually hate me now and I have to ride really fast!!! Lol. No really though! It works the same muscles as riding and you have to trail brake and keep momentum! Same physics. Kris and I debated if step in/click ins make you stay on the bike better and I say yeah if they are not that tight!

Joey little and debit... When you all going again to memorial. We should set up a good regiment. Kris and I are trying to get in a regular am schedule and I bet when work calms down we can make afternoon trail riding!

Ivan get a mtn bike too! Them trails are like hitting corners mane! You'll love it! Don't be a sissy!
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:33 PM   #24
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I've been a cyclist for a long time but ever since my first track day I started back to doing some serious miles and got in decent shape. I was able to do every lap of every session until I had my first crash. So I was off the bicycle for a long while until my foot healed and really never got back to it with the exception of a few rides here and there. Then I crashed again and broke a collar bone. Needless to say, I'm really out of shape and I struggle to make it through a 20min session on hot day now. Got to get back on the bicycle!
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Mountain biking will help (and it will get you hurt). If a new rider has never driven a manual transmission, he can get some useful experience by bolting a two stroke engine kit with a manual clutch to a bicycle. Kits cost under $200. When you take the MSF, having experience with the manual clutch will make it much easier to concentrate on other things. You don't impress anybody on a motorized bicycle, but it beats dropping your motorcycle in front of everybody at the MSF course because you are struggling with the hand clutch.
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Mountain biking will help (and it will get you hurt). If a new rider has never driven a manual transmission, he can get some useful experience by bolting a two stroke engine kit with a manual clutch to a bicycle. Kits cost under $200. When you take the MSF, having experience with the manual clutch will make it much easier to concentrate on other things. You don't impress anybody on a motorized bicycle, but it beats dropping your motorcycle in front of everybody at the MSF course because you are struggling with the hand clutch.
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I just started recently, if nothing else the improved fitness and exercising in the heat will help out at the hot trackdays/races. Aside from being tired and grabbing for the clutch only to do a stoppie it's been fun.
Reverse your f/r brakes on your bicycle....thats what I have done...
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:31 PM   #32
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Let's do it! Make it weekly. I can't make this week but will try in two weeks. Ill be gone th-th this week.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:03 PM   #34
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I started back up Saturday and made it out today to the Ant Hills ( Hershey Park). I've done track days and a race when I had been biking regularly, and then did them with no exercise at all. Night and Day difference, you'll make a complete session and be surprised when the checker comes out.

You'll recover quicker between sessions or races, as well as back to back days. I really think it's the ultimate training tool for the track, with the exception of dirt bikes, which I have not done in a long time.

As Rykoson said, it works a lot of the same muscle groups. And I will add a couple of others, you learn to look ahead up the trail, and you get practice on picking your line. Because an inch to far to the right and you hit a tree branch or a foot to the left and your is getting jack hammered by huge tree roots. My room mate, also commented he could see me putting some of the stuff I've learned on the track to use on the trails.

I am back into it, I know the trails at both Memorial and Ant Hills, and I was just talking to my room mate that works at a cycle store about getting into some hard core urban riding as well.

I'll say this, don't even show up without a helmet, I've had far worse injuries mtn biking than the wreck I had at the track. Also, you'll want clip in shoes and pedals, or you can count on shins. The trails here in Houston are loaded with booby traps called tree roots, and they are every where.

Just take it easy your first couple of times out, it's fun, but you can get hurt in hurry if your not careful. Sorry for the long reply, but hit me up, my bike is loaded in my truck and ready to go at a moments notice. I check facebook pretty regularly or Rykoson knows how to get ahold of me.
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There is an awesome mt bike trail over in Sugarland at the memorial park, right at the end of university. check it out, lots of cool little wooden ramps and
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:10 AM   #36
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There is an awesome mt bike trail over in Sugarland at the memorial park, right at the end of university. check it out, lots of cool little wooden ramps and
Brindley trail. Its a fast/fun trail, I used to go out and do 10 laps 3 times a week, the river scenery is cool too.

Hershey tries to murder you, it's much more of a challenge. If yall get a group together I'm down, weekdays suck as I work til 7 but maybe weekends that I'm not on a roadrace/dirtbike.
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