Simple Components of Success That You Can Do Today!
To help you get the most from your daily efforts, here are some reminders on how to optimize your training & racing efforts. Eat Prior to Working Out If you eat too soon before you head out, you could be plagued with G.I. (gastro-intestinal) issues. But if your last snack or meal was more than three hours ago, you could run out of energy. The goal is to time your meals & snacks to provide a stabilized blood sugar level throughout your training sessions specific to your intensity levels. Accomplish this by eating every 2 hours after you wake up in the morning. Allow 2 hours after eating a complete meal before exercising – this allows for complete absorption and proper purging avoiding cramping. If you are tight on time, consume 8-10 ounces of Energy Fuel just prior to provide your brain and muscles the easily absorbable carbohydrates and electrolytes necessary for optimum muscle contraction and sweating. Foam Rolling (please use these videos) Use a foam roller before your workout and/or before working out. The direct pressure helps vasodilate (open up) the tissue bringing fresh blood to the muscles about to be used. When you foam roll prior to stretching, you will reduce the activation of the Stretch Reflex, reducing your risk of a pulled muscle. Chronic aches and pains like Achilles tendinitis, planter fascia, etc. benefit from direct pressure before exercise because it increases blood flow & muscle elasticity. Training is more productive when tender/sore spots are warm. Start by rolling with a tennis ball move to a lacrosse ball then manual massage then sport specific exercise. Warm Up Your warm up is an activity that allows the body to transition from inactivity to activity and to distribute the blood flow into the extremities. This distribution of blood warms up the muscles, tendons, cartilage and ligaments avoiding any cramping or tearing. Refuel Immediately after training, your muscles and liver are looking for simple sugar to replenish your storage levels for the next workout. Your window of opportunity is 20-30 minutes after you finish because of an enzyme (glycogen synthase) that is at its highest activity level immediately following exercise. By consuming real food that is easily digestible is the key to optimum replenishment and recovery. By implementing these non sweating performance elements on a daily basis, just adds more tools to help you Work Smart, Not Hard! Yours in health & sport, -Coach RobbPosted by Coach Robb on Dec 11, 2017
Get a new, HQ battery on the cheap!
Through 12/18, take an additional 10% off our already discounted prices on all Yuasa Batteries and Battery Accessories (up to 20% off)! No coupon code required, simply add to cart. CLICK HERE to find on sale Yuasa products Limited to availability, so no backorders. Also, offer many not be combined with any other.Posted by Bryan Bosch on Dec 06, 2017
Alpacas in the Crosswalk
Guiding groups of dirtbikers through the Andes of Peru is surreal. First of all, it is a huge privilege to be able to do what I do. I love riding dirtbikes as much as anybody possibly can. Combine that with serving others by leading groups on various trails, providing communication support such as translating a menu, or taking a picture or video to help recall the memory at a later date, these are the things that I do. There are many other tasks as well, but to simplify things, my job isn't much of a job. It's pure joy! I always love it when people take a daring step towards something adventurous; Quitting a job to travel, starting a business, becoming a volunteer, adopting a child. This seems to be where life really gets exciting. Most of the people that join me on dirt bike tours are just that...They take the steps that most won't. I love hanging out with these kinds of peeps. Recently, a couple of guys got in touch with me about doing a three day ride. One of the guys had a lot of dirtbike experience, but it was a couple of years back. The other, had experience, but it was 25 years back. This poses a challenge for a guy like me who has a duty to my customers to provide a legendary motorcycle experience. How can I mix these two friends up, show them some amazing back country of Peru, and somehow keep them safe, cover the necessary ground to complete the route, and assure them a plethora of smiles? It was a tall order, but I was willing to give it a go. I asked a lot of questions in order to get to know these guys a bit. Each customer is different and will respond to risk, thrill, fatigue, and stress in various ways. I put a plan together to cover a route that had all the elements to satisfy the more experienced rider, but also have easier options in case anyone was overwhelmed with the trail level. These guys put it all out there. We made it. I pushed their limits, gave them the thrill they were looking for, and had an amazing time getting to know a couple of great fellas. The whole experience is one that I give to my customers, but I also reap the benefit of the adventure. I often receive the privilege of lighting a flame of dirtbike passion in someone who may have lost it a while back. A few days after the trip, one of the guys let me know he was in the market for a new dirtbike...That's music to my ears. It's always a tough one to match skills in a group so that everyone can ride at the same level. In fact, it is almost impossible. However, I often deal with the differences. In this case, I used a smaller bike, had various route options, allowed the faster rider the freedom to freeride, and used a lot of flexibility in the plan. By the end of the first day, the lack of the past 25 years of riding became a non issue. A few tips, some verbal encouragement, and a reassurance that our team will make it to the other side was all that was needed. What a thrill it is for me to assist a customer to overcome obstacles on the trail! Do yourself and another rider a favor by opening up and being that mentor to help a newbie learn what someone taught you. We are all recipients of someone else's experiences. It costs little to share, but opens up a world to those who want to experience what we have. Make sure to check out the video to see what it's like to ride in the Andes of Peru! Until the next time, keep the wheels down! Scottiedawg Scott Englund is a seasoned hard enduro guide, explorer, and social entrepreneur living and operating MotoMission Peru in the heart of the Andes of Peru. MotoMission puts together a high end hard enduro tour filled with every kind of amazing you can think of. Contact Scott at Scott@motomissionperu.com to find out more about riding in the Andes.Posted by scottiedawg on Dec 04, 2017
Video Riding Tip: Stand Up Cornering Techniques
Often times, stand up cornering is the best body positioning. In this training video I walk you through the correct techniques for stand up cornering and why they are important. Give it a watch and see how you're doing. Thanks for watching! Brian Garrahan Garrahan Off-Road TrainingPosted by Garrahan Off-Road Training on Nov 30, 2017
Antigravity Batteries Micro-Start Mini Tire Inflator
Most will agree that a dual sport bike is all about compromise. Some are better on the street, others in the dirt, but none ideal everywhere. And, that's how I've been treating tire pressure. I've been running the same compromise pressure on/off-road, but the reality is, it was costing me tire life and fuel mileage on-road and traction off-road. After considering both manual and electric pumps, I decided to give the 12v Micro-Start Tire Inflator & Pump by Antigravity Batteries a try. The Micro-Start Tire Inflator & Pump is pretty easy to haul with its light weight (9oz.) and compact size (3.5" X 4.5" X 1.5"). In terms of powering the unit, it comes with two detachable power cables, one for use with a 12v cigarette lighter (9' long) and another (18" long) that allows it to be powered by Antigravity's Micro-Start mini jump-starter product. However, you can power the Tire Inflator with any SAE cable end. Many dual sporters (including me) power accessories off USB and/or have the typical quick-connect battery charger lead (SAE 2-pole flat type). I have an SAE connection under my quick-release seat for battery maintenance, so I picked up a cord with SAE connectors on both ends to power the pump. This has worked out great, so I passed the info along to the Antigravity folks. They liked the idea, so don't be surprised to see an SAE cord with the kit in the future. I bought a 12 footer that I thought might be too long when I received it, but on my last ride, I ended up inflating tires on my riding buddy's bikes, so the extra length meant that we didn't have to get the bikes tight together to do the job. The cord is a little bulky and you really only need 4, maybe 5' for a single bike. I was paying attention to the draw on my bike's battery when I was filling six motorcycle tires pretty much back-to-back, but no issues when I went to hit the magic button. The starter seamed to crank at the same speed as normal. I just need to tell my buddies to get their own pumps! Connected to power, filling a tube is stupid-simple. Thread the schrader valve filler fitting onto the tube and flick the rocker power switch on. From dirt to street, I'm increasing tire pressure by approx. 10-12 psi and doing so takes less than a minute per tire. The pump has a built-in pressure gauge that reads out in both bar and psi and the Antigravity folks were honest that its accuracy is +/- 2lbs. I tested this using my Rhino USA digital tire gauge and that's about right. You're going to get a small amount of bleed off when you unscrew the schrader fitting anyway, so I over pressurize the tube a bit and make fine pressure adjustments with my fingernail. The Micro-Start Tire Inflator & Pump has an LED light on the top that automatically comes on when the unit is turned on. I've not needed to fill in low light conditions yet, but I can see how this would come in handy, especially with my 48 year old eyes. The pump also comes with a needle for filling sports balls, a fitting for pumping up things like an air mattress or pool floaties, and a presta to schrader valve adapter for cyclists. In terms of durability, I've not used the pump enough to say how it will hold up over time. But, I did pull the case back off and verified that it does use metal gears. So, I think it's reasonable to say that getting my $24.95 (MSRP) out of the pump won't be much of an issue. Bottom-line, the Micro-Start Tire Inflator & Pump by Antigravity Batteries is a slick little unit that is easy to transport, easy-to-use, and does its intended job well. Most importantly, having the right tire pressure for the conditions matters, especially off-road. On my last ride, one of my buddies mentioned that my pace was noticeably up and that I was laying the bike over more than normal in flat turns. I felt "on" that day and I'm sure that the lower tire pressures played a part.Posted by Bryan Bosch on Nov 28, 2017
Going from a kx100 to yz125
Hi all, first post! Been riding just over a year, would say intermediate level on my kx, hubby is really urging me to get on a big tire bike (lowered) I'm 5'1- 5'2 on a good day, about 125lbs... we ride trails.. I'm comfortable on my kx, I would like a bigger cockpit and tires but a part of me is scared/intimidated a 125 would be too big/much. I am looking for opinions, your experience going from a small tire to big tire (if you are around the same height etc.) Pros cons... really looking to stick to 2 stroke. Thanks, Kat
Hi guys quick question. Dislocated a rib and broke my scaffoid in my left hand last month. Anyone with a similar wrist injury? How long did it take to get back on the bike. Did a slow solo test ride on some local single track last week. (five weeks after injury) Wrist swelled up and was very painful the next day. Im going out of my mind not being able to ride! Have done all the bike maint I can think of. I was out sitting on it in the shed the other day just to feel sane. I did get out putting around with the kids, that wasn't so bad.
Meniscus Surgery & Motocross
Having my 2nd medial meniscus surgery on my right knee next Thursday. Both injuries are bucket handle tears, caused by quickly opening and twisting my leg at the same time, and riding was not involved. The first surgery stitched the meniscus back together, which lasted about 6 years. This time, depending on what the surgeon sees when he gets the camera in there, will likely remove the partially attached 'strips' of meniscus since they are not worth stitching back to what remains in the correct spot. The likelihood of them ripping apart at those seams are pretty high. He said in about 10 years it may be possible to have an elective surgery to replace my meniscus with a synthetic material which would basically be a full cure. Hopefully I don't tear it again before then, but it's possible of course. Moving forward I will have less than the normal amount of meniscus. I need to be generally careful when my knee is bent at or less than 90°, and definitely need watch out for twisting it when bent like that. When I mentioned riding, the surgeon specifically said he has dealt with motocross riders who have gotten injured this way by getting their leg caught in the dirt when putting it out for a turn. The leg bends back quickly and usually twists. Exactly how to injure the meniscus. Apparently knee braces would not really help for this, since they mostly help with hyper extension and can't really help stop the twisting below the knee. This news really sucks since I just started rebuilding a 125 to learn MX with. I ride supermoto and trails mainly, and with learning MX, all three styles involve putting my foot out, and risking this injury. Knee down is possible with supermoto at least, but I don't like it. While it is 'safe' to ride in the sense that it will not damage what's left of my meniscus, having this kind of mistake can tear it again. Has anyone dealt with these injuries? It doesn't look like there's anyway around it, other then to ride as safely as possible. Knee braces are not the solution, but I was going to invest in these even before I got injured this time. Let me know if you have any experiences with knee problems, thanks.
Front brake assembly?
So this little clip fell out on me and I think this is where it goes but not to sure?
X-trainer 2T oil, why not same as 300RR
Total nerdy inquiry here. Looks like I am going to get junior off his pumpkin money pit 85 here soon and put him on an 18' X-trainer once they are release on Monday...we hope. Anyway..killin time and reading a bit and the manual calls for Motul 710 2T oil, while the others call for the 800 motul...the full syn stuff. It even says as a note, 710 for injection, 800 for non injection. Just curious why the difference. My gut says the full syn would flow more consistent in the injection system, but thats all I can guess. I will gladly obey the manual and run the lower cost stuff,,,,but my curiousity is up. Any ideas oil guru's?
2t Time, Beta, TM, Husqvarana?
Ok, I have sold both my GAS GAS 2t bikes and now I am looking at the Beta 300rr. I spoke with a guy riding a TM and he stated he only keeps his RR300 for friends to ride He jumps on the TM 95% of the time, said it's lighter and steers way better, Then we have the TX OR TE 300 anyone come from either of these brands with why, or information that they like the Beta better? I have been a Beta rider for the last 3-4 years on there 4t's and am very happy Thanks, Steve.
2004 what's the range on this?
Polaris unveils limited edition RZR S 800
Polaris introduced a new limited edition RZR S 800 EPS Sunset Red available in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, MS, SC, TN, LA, NC, OK and TX. The unit includes the following features and is available for $15,999. rear more...
I just purchased a 30" lightbar and want to mount it under the roof anybody done this successfully? What mount? I have a 2012 rzr xp900 stock cage and roof ...
Anyone heard of/used Henly or KKE Supermoto wheels?
I'm interested because the front hub will drive the speedo on my WR. I've never heard of them. Last build I laced a 17" rim to OEM hub. I haven't located an OEM front hub and don't want to molest my wheel. This is what I'm looking at. https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5-4-25-SU...19.m1438.l2649 https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-25-17-SUP...item2caa5b4687 Thanks
Should I be upset at Harley dealership
Should I be upset that I've had to wait more than 3 weeks to get a voltage regulator for my 2006 Dyna?? They keep saying it will be another week. Then another week, etc. It's on back order. Is this a typical time frame to wait?? Thanks for listening.
Who makes these indicators?
Saw these turn signals on a used bike at the dealer. Nobody new who made them. I think theyd look good on the wifes yz-07. Anyone seen them or know who makes em??
My AK riding video/pic thread!
Tag along and see me and my friends riding here in Alaska! I'll upload some vids of already made and update with new videos as I edit along with post pics as we go riding! Hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/avKbm7LjcC4 https://youtu.be/lu8gfkwoObE https://youtu.be/ZM_6na8wKRs https://youtu.be/mTNizHbtmss
Have a 96 xp starter went on it any recommendations on a new on go cheap or pricey? Thanks in advance
Hi everyone, I have removed my sprocket seal on my XL500S but can't seem to get the new seal in for it is a tight fit. Have messed up 2 seals already. Somebody at a bike shop said I have to split the engine to install the seal but that means disassembling the whole engine. I bought the workshop manual but the don't seem to say anything about the sprocket seal. Does anybody have advice for me?
JET SKIING IN THE WOODS OF ALASKA
looks like this forum needs a few more videos!