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Riding Tips

Going fast in the mud.

The first fundamental for going fast in the mud is to ride towards the rear of the motorcycle. That way the front end is light and you can let it be your rudder, donít worry if it wanders a little bit, just keep a loose grip and hang on tight with your knees. Most people dread the mud and thatís the number one reason they do so poorly in it. Always have a good attitude towards the slop; I mean, everybodyís gottaí ride in it so you may as well have fun!

The first fundamental for going fast in the mud is to ride towards the rear of the motorcycle. That way the front end is light and you can let it be your rudder, donít worry if it wanders a little bit, just keep a loose grip and hang on tight with your knees. Always keep your momentum in the mud. Look for wide outside lines that allow you to maintain speed when exiting turns. Donít follow other riders too closely and stay clear of the roost. They may get stuck and force you to come to a stop. Another trick is to square the corners when the normal lines become very rutted and slow. Enter wide, keep your momentum up and brake as little as possible. Drive to the inside cutting across the ruts on this faster new line. Look for spots on the track where no one is riding. Most of the time thatís where you want to be. Overall, the best way to do well in the mud is to have a good attitude towards it. Try this next time and youíll see how much better you'll do!

Thanks to Kelly Smith and www.ktmusa.com for the tip.

Wheelie

Wheelie over whoops or other bumps in the track to get faster lap times. Just remember when i say whellie only bring the front tire up a few inches, or just enough to go over the obstacle.

Cornering Speed

Come into the corner smoothly, but keep momentum, drag the front brake a little to keep from going over a berm. This way you can gas harder and easier, in turn better lap times.

More time saving tips coming soon...