Garrahan Off-Road Training

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  1. I love it, these are all great points. I’m working on a new series next week. Anything in particular you guys want to learn?
  2. Simple the pegs are the lowest part of the bike. If you control with the pegs you are controlling the bike at its lowest point of G. If you are trying to control the bike with the bars, you have to transfer all the weight that is above the pegs. So you have to shift more weight, use more strength, using more energy. Last but not least your legs are one of the biggest muscles. So using your kegs instead of arms will give you more stanima and strength.
  3. I can’t give you tips about the hair, that’s just my natural flow. Yes practice, practice, also keep the toes tight at the same time this will help you grip the bike.Standing will also gives you better balance as you can control the bike with the pegs which have a lower center of gravity. It also makes have better reaction time. You don’t see the short stop for the Giants sitting down.
  4. Figured that I'd let you know that I just posted my latest video riding tip to my blog right here on ThumperTalk. It's about stand-up cornering techniques, so give it a watch and see how you're doing. You can find by blog at: Thx for watching! Brian Garrahan
  5. 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 Training
  6. Hey TT'ers... Just a heads-up that I've posted another riding tip to my blog, this time on riding rutted corners. Give it a watch and hit me up in the comment section of my blog. I'm at the track and on the trail a lot, but I'll do my best. Lastly, if you want to be notified when I post new video riding tips, be sure to tap that "follow" button. Thanks for watching! Brian Garrahan About me
  7. Do you really want me to answer that? I have more great info coming!!
  8. braking

    Braking on down hills you will need to distribute more weight bake to get traction to the rear. This also prevents you from going over the front end. Still apply both brakes but fluctuating the breaks with the traction you are getting. Sometimes if it's really loose I'll get off the breaks and roll through section till I see traction again.
  9. You want to stand as long as you can to have better balance and control of the bike by absorbing bumps and squeezing with the knees. When you sit the suspension will compress if you throttle at the same time that will give you the most downward thrust putting the bike at its lowest point of gravity and the most pressure on the tires. Lower center of gravity and pressure on tires will give you best turn radius and most amount of traction
  10. Hey ThumperTalkers, checkout my latest off-road motorcycle riding video tip on the proper techniques necessary to navigate rutted corners with speed, control, and confidence. Of course, if you have any questions, hit me up in the comment section below and I'll do my best to answer. Please be patient, I'm at the track and events a lot, but I'll do what I can! How would you rate your skills in tackling rutted corners? What's giving you the most trouble? Brian Garrahan
  11. braking

    Check out our latest training video about braking positioning. To ride fast (and safely), you have to be able to slow down properly! If you'd like to be notified of when I share new riding tips, be sure to tap the "Follow" button for this blog or subscribe to the Youtube channel. If you have any questions about braking techniques, hit me up in the comments section below. Brian Garrahan
  12. Hello everyone, I will have a video up soon about the braking positioning that we can start discussing.

    Can anyone tell me 1 reason why we stand while braking?

    1. Bryan Bosch

      Bryan Bosch

      Brian, this section is just for comments on your profile. I think in this case, you've be better off posting the question in our off-road riding technique forum at:

  13. Glad to have you as the official Off-Road Riding Expert! Looking forward to learning from your tips. Been riding off-road for over 35 years, but being self taught, I'm sure there is still room for improvement. Welcome Brian.

    1. Garrahan Off-Road Training

      Garrahan Off-Road Training

      Glad to be involved, I hope I can reach out the readers and get them some helpful info. I will have a instructional video up soon. It will be covering braking. The different positions