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Riding hill climbs can be a lot of fun, but most of us actually tend to shy away from the big climbs because of the pain, shame and expensive repair bill on a bent and broken bike after a failed attempt. This is a big reason why people don’t improve…

Most people tend to think this is the time of year where we sit in front of the TV with a beverage and a snack and congratulate ourselves on making it through another season. It’s at this point in the year we should be focussing on healing injuries, keeping up…
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…
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…
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…
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…

                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…
                So far we've covered loyalty, we've covered leaving your ego at the door and being self motivated, but there is still more. Today we're going to discuss the fourth trait sponsors are looking for: Dedication.                 It's not as simple as you think.
                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…

                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…
                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…
In this article I wanted to touch on a topic that absolutely everyone faces when riding a dirt bike – 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.

Generally when we see a jagged ledge that doesn’t have a nice, smooth transition from the base to the ledge, it doesn’t even cross our minds that we could ride up it. But the impossible can be possible if you commit to doing it and follow these simple steps. Before…
by Lacy Stock There's one thing every rider, at some point in their career, has to deal with– the dreaded Arm Pump. A common misperception is that the cure for arm pump is to strengthen the upper body. Unfortunately, strength here will not help with the persistent pain in the…
In this edition of Tech Tips, I will cover the basics of pre-ride maintenance that will apply to most current off-road bikes. Depending on where and what condition your bike was stored, you may need to do more or less than shown here. The most important thing you need to…

The clutch is a key component on any motorcycle. It is one of the most important parts in your drive train for effectively getting the power to the rear wheel. If your clutch plates are worn and slipping you are creating excess heat inside the engine and not getting the…
Jake Stapleton 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…
Story by Jake Stapleton Photos by Jeff Morgan 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…