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I grew up riding anything I could get my hands on, but was never allowed to have a bike. So, I'd let friends ride my quads and I'd ride their bikes whenever possible. that's been 15 or 16 years ago at least, but I'm itching to get a bike now. CRF250 maybe, that seems about right. I was a huge Ricky Johnson and Johnny O'Meara fan, SuperX kicked ass back then.

My g/f is wanting to learn how to ride, so I'll probably send her to the Basic MSF just to learn a bit there. Then before getting her on the street, let her screw around on an XR80 or something along those lines. Dirt and street are entirely different, but the confidence translates.

Who grew up riding dirt and do you still ride?
 

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Oh yeah....still ride dirt and love it. :thumbs:

Started dirt riding over 35 yrs ago ( Honda mini-trail) :lol: and now (riding a '95 RM-250) I'm teaching the wife to ride a quad LT-250 and she's lovin it oo. :thumbs:

She's even talking about wanting to learn how to street ride.
 

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Dirt riding has little to nothing to do with street riding... let her do a basic MSF coarse and go from there... you don't her to get the 2 different sports confused!
 

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I got back on one a few years ago and holy shyt did I hurt the next day, forgot how physical that type of riding was.
 

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mlkx3 said:
I got back on one a few years ago and holy shyt did I hurt the next day, forgot how physical that type of riding was.
ya, i think dirt bike riding would kill me right now, i use to ride dirt a lot when i was younger, went a few years ago and i was sore for a week after....
 

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ya, i think dirt bike riding would kill me right now, i use to ride dirt a lot when i was younger, went a few years ago and i was sore for a week after....

lol, yeah me too....but it's a good pain. :skep: :lol:
 

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Gas Man said:
Dirt riding has little to nothing to do with street riding... let her do a basic MSF coarse and go from there... you don't her to get the 2 different sports confused!
True, however just about everyone I know that can truly ride their asses off started on dirt.
 

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Pigface1 said:
True, however just about everyone I know that can truly ride their asses off started on dirt.
a lot of good racers came from the dirt racing scene, good experience racing on the dirt for sliding bikes around and racing real close.....
 

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raced four wheelers for a couple of years, never really got into dirtbikes, still got the banshee but ihavent ridden it in a year or two, damed twostrokes are a pain in the arse :cursin:
 

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Gas Man said:
Dirt riding has little to nothing to do with street riding... let her do a basic MSF coarse and go from there... you don't her to get the 2 different sports confused!

That was for sure a newb comment. How long have you been riding? Are you track guy or straight-line type? 80% of today’s road racers come from dirt riding of some sort.

And for a person that has never ridden before the dirt is a great way to start. It helps you learn bike control and what to do when sliding occurs.
 

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godsgift said:
That was for sure a newb comment. How long have you been riding? Are you track guy or straight-line type? 80% of today’s road racers come from dirt riding of some sort.

And for a person that has never ridden before the dirt is a great way to start. It helps you learn bike control and what to do when sliding occurs.
Newbie? Are you smoking crack? I have been riding for about 7 years solid and get into a bit of everything....

My problem is with these SQUIDS that go out and get a liter bike as their first street bike ever..."because I rode dirt sense I was a kid".... BLAH BLAH BLAH!!

There are some 2 wheel charateristics that are the same but it's not the same game!

Pig...alot of that is pure endurance...that can be gained by alot of different means...

This debate is one of my squid pet peeves!
 

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i dident like my dirt bike when i got my street bike.....now i ride every weekend :dthumb: idk something just clicked and i love them both
 

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Pigface1 said:
True, however just about everyone I know that can truly ride their asses off started on dirt.
:iagree: All the guys I ride fast with started on dirt.
I did but, gave it up after braking my ankle and screwing up my knee in the same year. :cursin:
 

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Yeah Yeah... everybody is really fast... is it Friday yet? :bonk:
 

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Gas Man said:
This debate is one of my squid pet peeves!
I don't think it's squidish and you're in the minority on that arguement, IMO. You talk to anyone that kicks ass on the street and 9/10 times, they've been riding dirt since they were kids. It's just a natural progression. Shyt, look at Nikky Hayden.
 

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Gas Man isn't a squid, and I'm sure he can ride his azz off. He's just a little opinionated at times like most of us. lol Plus he rides a Kawi, what do you expect. :whistle:
 

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Pigface1 said:
Gas Man isn't a squid, and I'm sure he can ride his azz off. He's just a little opinionated at times like most of us. lol Plus he rides a Kawi, what do you expect. :whistle:

Yeah, those Kawi's will slow you down every time. :D
 
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