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Old 09-04-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Riding the Trails or Tracks-Lessons or Advice?

I just got my first dirtbike a little over a month ago and have been riding open areas to get the feel of it but wanted to try riding the dirt tracks around Houston. Does anyone know of a place that offers lessons or would anyone be willing to give them? I have heard 3 Palms is a good place to start so was thinking of there but am open to other suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #2
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Just get out there, put your sack on the tank and have at it. Just roll the big jumps til you get more comfortable. Also check out Texas tornado boot camp. They are a sponsor on here. Look on the left hand side of the homepage. Bunch of people are going to be in the sam Houston national forest this weekend too.
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I took a lesson from this guy. He's VERY good. I know what my bike is capable of after seeing him ride it. Doubt I'll ever be that good. He teaches complete noods to expert MX.

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The best way to learn to ride is to go out and ride. Tracks and trails can be intimidating. Find someone to go out there with you to take some of the stress off.

There is a group from here planning a ride/camping trip 9-28/29. Come join for some 2 wheeled fun.
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The best way to learn to ride is to go out and ride. Tracks and trails can be intimidating. Find someone to go out there with you to take some of the stress off.

There is a group from here planning a ride/camping trip 9-28/29. Come join for some 2 wheeled fun.
^This. We'll be out at the Sam Houston National Forest all weekend camping and riding the trails. Some of the people going are fast, some are slow (me) but everyone will have a good time. You will learn a lot with a whole weekend out there. We usually stop a lot so you don't have to worry about being left behind. Only one way to go on the trails so you can't get lost and can just ride your own ride. Watching other people eat and laughing about it over a few beers make it a stress free ride.
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I took a lesson from this guy. He's VERY good. I know what my bike is capable of after seeing him ride it. Doubt I'll ever be that good. He teaches complete noods to expert MX.

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I have worked with Kyle and he's very good, he's a very popular coach in the Houston and surrounding area plus, he was on MTV's made, he took a young lady and taught her everything from nothing and she did very well at a national event.

It's actually best to follow Kyle via Facebook as he posts up almost everyday as to where he'll be and when he'll be there. He charges $100 an hour though, if you want it, you'll pay it, otherwise, you'll get tired of hurting from all of the crashes.
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Thanks for all the replies. Are the Sam Houston trails easy enough for a beginner?
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Thanks for all the replies. Are the Sam Houston trails easy enough for a beginner?
if rutted out single track is for a n00b, then yes
and whoops, lots and lots of whoops
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Thanks for all the replies. Are the Sam Houston trails easy enough for a beginner?
Im hoping to make it out on the 28th if I can call in because I feel a cold coming on and Im a noob, so we should be ok.
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and sand....lots' of sand
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Thanks for all the replies. Are the Sam Houston trails easy enough for a beginner?
I'm still pretty new to dirt riding and the trails in the SHNF are fun even as a beginner. The sand can take some getting used to but it is a great place to learn and softens my landing when bike decides it wants to lay down for minute.
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it is very easy for a beginner if you keep the bike moving forward. There are no places on the trail system where the earth will open up and swallow you.

sand riding can be intimidating, but I promise you, the faster you go through the sand, the faster you leave that bit of sand behind. stand up. throttle.

come to the 9-28/29 MH Dirty Dudes camping trip or parts of it.

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Sounds good. I think I may head up there this weekend and give it a go. If anyone else is going to be out there then and doesn't mind a noob tagging along I would be happy to join.

come to the 9-28/29 MH Dirty Dudes camping trip or parts of it.
I like the sounds of this. Can you give me some more details on it? Thank you.
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Sounds good. I think I may head up there this weekend and give it a go. If anyone else is going to be out there then and doesn't mind a noob tagging along I would be happy to join.

come to the 9-28/29 MH Dirty Dudes camping trip or parts of it.
I like the sounds of this. Can you give me some more details on it? Thank you.


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Sounds good. I think I may head up there this weekend and give it a go. If anyone else is going to be out there then and doesn't mind a noob tagging along I would be happy to join.

come to the 9-28/29 MH Dirty Dudes camping trip or parts of it.
I like the sounds of this. Can you give me some more details on it? Thank you.
just a heads up. Some of us are racing SHNF east trails on Sunday.
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