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Old 03-03-2010, 11:44 AM
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what the best way to get through singal track trail
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:51 AM
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Depends on the trail. Some are more open than others allowing higher speed. Some are littered with roots, rocks, ruts, or all of the above. The biggest thing is to make sure you are looking ahead at where you want to go, your eyes will lead your body. If you look at that BFR on the side of the trail you don't want to hit, you're gonna go straight for it. Uphill or downhill and obstacles will determine if you need to sit, stand, get forward, haul arse or slow down.
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Make sure you wear elbow guards along with all your other gear.
Your bike should have hand guards, front & rear disc guards, skid plate and radiator protection.
The only thing I can tell ya without riding with ya is "When in doubt, stand up" and keep your pace reasonably slow at first till ya warm up.

Them trees hurt a whole bunch, especially in the AM.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:23 PM
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Make sure you wear elbow guards along with all your other gear.
Your bike should have hand guards, front & rear disc guards, skid plate and radiator protection.
The only thing I can tell ya without riding with ya is "When in doubt, stand up" and keep your pace reasonably slow at first till ya warm up.

Them trees hurt a whole bunch, especially in the AM.
You forgot to mention the bears
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:58 PM
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dude, if you are a beginner, dont even try single track trails. they are the hardest thing out there to ride XD
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:21 AM
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dude, if you are a beginner, dont even try single track trails. they are the hardest thing out there to ride XD
im not much of a beggener i was just woundering if there a surtain way to go through them
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:18 PM
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im not much of a beggener i was just woundering if there a surtain way to go through them
Go around the trees and the really big rocks, other than that just go
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the best way to get through single track is to follow a slow, experienced rider, and do whatever he does.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:38 PM
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Keep your weight forward on the bike so the front wheel will have some bite. Look at where you want to go and not what you are trying avoid hitting.
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Look at where you want to go and not what you are trying avoid hitting.
Very good point! Not easy to do, but it does make a big difference. Another tip is sometimes a little more speed or throttle can be a good thing. I went riding Sunday in an area with quite a few rocks and roots, and some really technical spots. If I was going along about 1/4 throttle the bike was working hard and struggling to move forward and the front end was deflecting off everything in sight. By opening the throttle a bit more the engine wasn't working as hard and the bike seemed to track much straighter.
I've also found with my ill-handling 06 YZ that increasing my speed and making the suspension work harder causes the bike to behave like it should (go in a straight line) instead of dancing around nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
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tip - if you plan to ride alot of single track, it is a good idea to cut an inch off each end of your handlebars and install bark busters (hand guards) to help you get through the really tight stuff.
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keep an eye on the trees too, if there's no bark left your probably gonna hit the tree too, I dont like single track without a damper
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if you can see your fender, you probably aren't looking far enough ahead
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