Senin, 03 Januari 2011

How to Build Essential Motorcycle Riding Skills

Executive summary about motorcycle Riding Skills by Jeremy Biberdorf

Crucial motorcycle skills include:

1. Riding skill

The riding skills necessary for a motorcyclist will vary depending on what they plan on doing with them. If they intend on racing, then they will need a completely different set of skills than the dirt bike trail rider. A dirt bike rider will have to learn how to handle the bike on hills, going both up and down them. Both riders will have to be exposed to various situations, and through practice, develop the skill to safely navigate the bike.

2. Racing skill

The only way to get race experience is to watch, participate and examine motorcycle races. The rider's performance will increase proportionately with their race exposure and experience. These can be mock races used for training purposes.

3. Physical conditioning

Dirt bike riding and motocross racing is a rugged sport and requires riders to have a decent physical fitness level.

4. Bike maintenance

Whether a rider owns a basic motorcycle model, or a sophisticated and expensive motocross model, it is necessary they take personal responsibility for the care of the bike.

How To Deal With Various Impairments That Limit Your Safe Motorcycle Riding Abilities

Executive summary about motorcycle Riding Abilities by Phil West

Do not ignore whatever hint that might impair your motorcycling abilities. Any impairment can cloud your thinking and limits you from recognizing danger. It's a no brainer that you should not ride a motorcycle if you are tired or fatigue or under emotional upheaval.

Riders under this particular conditions are harmful on the road and to other vehicles. Operating a machinery should be approached cautiously if you are hungry, sick, tired, upset or distraught. If you will continue to ride things might get worse. If you spot an animal in the bushes about fifty yards ahead or notice a thin layer of sand, oil collecting at the intersection or a patch of wet leaves or black ice before the bridge of if you notice the subtle head movement if the driver indicating a left turn, you are able to deal with them easily well before you even get there.

As we advance in age, our vision will gradually deteriorate. Astigmatism can be corrected by wearing prescription eye wear. Soft contacts don't dry out like hard contacts do. The latest is laser eye surgery.

Riding your motorcycle in heavy traffic for a considerable time makes you absorb too much carbon monoxide and later on feels woozy. A full face helmet can seal out gasses that come from vehicles around you. You also get the same effect of dizziness,headaches and shortness of breathe due to oxygen deprivation if you venture through elevated mountain roads like the Rockies or Sierras where there is thinner air. The solution is to ride your motorcycle downhill immediately. Heat and dehydration can also disable a rider and weakens his judgment.

Riding and drinking alcohol will never go together. If you have colds and taking over the counter drugs can also compromise your riding ability. Night solo riding also reduces the quality and distance of what you see. If you are confused, stop. Riding in the night can easily leave you in autopilot mode. Eat snacks. These will ward off fatigue and drowsiness on long nighttime travel.

Most riders think that most of the noise comes from the motorcycle itself. Well that's part of it. But wind noise created by air turbulence produces almost all noise and can exceed thousand times the sound level of ordinary conversation. Wearing a full face helmet will not completely cut it. What you need are earplugs.

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