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 Post subject: Safe Riding #3 Body Position
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:30 am 
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The key body position is the attack position: grip the bike with the legs, head above the bars. Relax your hands, keep elbows up and out. The only time your elbows aren't up is when you are way back for hard braking.

Always keep a finger on the clutch, and a finger on the front brake most of the time. Keep your head up; look down the track and through the corners.

Your ankles should be snug in against the frame, for more control of and connection with the bike. Balance over the pegs, so you are not off balance during acceleration or braking. Anticipate by getting forward before accelerating, back before braking.

When you’re in the standing attack position your knees should be slightly bent, elbows up and head above the bars. This positions most of your weight over the center of the bike, balanced over the pegs.

Keep your elbows up and out away from your sides for better leverage. It is tiring on your shoulders at first, but your muscles will become conditioned and you will be a much better rider for it.

In the attack position you have the most control over your bike. You easily move around for whoops, corners, ruts, jumps and other obstacles.

You need to move your weight depending on the terrain. Don’t stay in the same spot. From the attack position you shift your weight forward and outside in corners, back over whoops and to brake, and forward to jump and accelerate on jump landings and in straights.

Seated attack position: sit forward, at the front of the seat, with your head above the bars. Clamp your thighs at the front of the seat. This gives the most seated control. It allows maximum acceleration, which is the main reason to sit.

Grip changes from sitting to standing. Elbows need to stay up and out as you stand, so grip needs to rotate up. The arms should be up and out so the point of the elbow is clearly visible to other riders. The only exception to elbows up is when way back for hard braking.

Changes in foot position and grip are key. Do not get locked into one position. Moving around keeps you loose and relaxed. Relaxed means smooth.

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It really makes the bike much more controllable- folks who have ridden with me may notice that most of the time I ride way over the front of the bike.

Watch videos of a pro rider charging through the pack- pure agression, way up on the bike, creates more control. :)

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Bump to order/sticky these.

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 Post subject: Re: Safe Riding #3 Body Position
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Bringing this one back to the top for current viewing. Enjoy

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