Safety & Emergencies
We can try to deny it until the sky turns green and they open golf courses to bikes on Saturday mornings, but the fact is that riding dirt bikes is a risky business. Two small patches of rubber groping for traction on mud, sand, leaf mulch or gravel isn’t exactly sensible, now toss in a power-to-weight ratio that race car drivers would kill for, and you’ve got real potential for trouble. Granted, this is a major part of the attraction of dirt riding, but we need to acknowledge the risks so that we can take steps to minimise them.
Preparation = Prevention
Maintenance First! Outpatients is beckoning when you ride a poorly maintained bike. Tyres and brakes are the most obvious areas to look after, and replace them early rather than late. Use the correct ...
Ouch! Get Me Out of Here Now!
Going Down Eventually you will be involved in an emergency situation, with either you or a mate injured. If you’re smart, you will have done a first aid course or two and have a clear understanding...