Rock steps can be tricky business, especially if they are close together. I’m sure most of us have been stuck on one section of rock steps or another. Most of the time we end up pushing our guts out to get up that last step or end up having to give up mid-way and go all the way to the bottom to try again. Not only does this waste precious seconds (or minutes!), it also gives our riding confidence a knock, leaving us riding with our skirts on for the rest of the day. So, to avoid that pink frilly one (unless you’re into that kinda thing), follow these simple steps and apply the golden word – “commitment.”
In this article I wanted to touch on a topic that absolutely everyone faces when riding a dirtbike – injuries. They are very common in this sport and the key to decreasing the likelihood of an injury is to improve flexibility of the joints, muscles and ligaments.
From Hindle Exhaust:
Have you just purchased a brand-new Hindle muffler for your dirt bike? A General Muffler Warm Up Procedure should be done for ALL types of Hindle mufflers. Once the muffler is installed, give the muffler a chance to set the internal packing by leaving the bike at idol for approximately 15 minutes. Then, turn off the bike and let it cool down for approximately 15 minutes.
Let’s start with a little science behind muscular endurance training. All athletes need to develop a basic level of strength endurance. By training your body through muscular endurance you will train your body to utilize the energy sources more efficiently; therefore, your muscles will be able to perform for a longer period of time before fatiguing.
Planning for the upcoming season takes more than just getting your bike ready.
Taking the time to get everything in place prior to the season kick-off will keep you on track all year and may end up contributing to better results, less expense and more satisfaction.
Use this simple step-by-step approach and you’ll be on your way to a great year of racing!
So, we've covered loyalty, ego, motivation and dedication, and we're now at the most obvious thing that sponsors want. Well, I guess this is more of a need to justify the expense that is your sponsorship more than a desired trait.
Yes, we've finally made it to the Results portion of the wish list. Sit back and read on about how sponsors view your results; you might learn a thing or two. It seems things aren't as black and white as they look from the outside.
So we've gone over Loyalty and Ego so far in our series on what sponsors are looking for. Today we tackle a new topic: Motivation or Drive.
There are different schools of thought on this, and while most of the guys I talked to are willing to give a team member the extra push to get a little more out of a ride, they all want their riders to be individually motivated.
Yesterday we talked about the first trait that sponsors are looking for in a young rider: Loyalty. Today we're going to talk about the second trait that sponsors are looking for.
Ego - we all have them, but leave yours at the door when you're talking to your sponsors. It seems over entitled lazy rock stars and princesses are a dime a dozen, and rarely worth the time and effort invested in them, so sponsors tend to look poorly on these traits.
It's an age old battle: getting sponsors. Sometimes getting them is the easy part, it's the keeping that becomes difficult. I've talked to a few of my good friends, some team managers, some brand representatives, all experienced in dealing with the sponsorship issue, most from both sides of the story, and I've got some great answers.