Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Genoa, Nevada, USA 89411
Clarification, not disagreement...
My comments regarding the transition between dirt and street focus on the hazards that one encounters on the street versus the dirt. You might agree, we generally don't run across too many seniors aiming their Buick's at us whilst tooling along on a trail. I think of trucks, cars, pedestrians, dogs, spilled diesel fuel, potholes, tar snakes, truck tire carcasses, the occassional ladder falling off a pickup in front of you on the freeway (BTDT).
That's why I make the statement that other than "controls" not much transitions between dirt and street. We also often get somewhat complacent on the street with regard to hazard avoidance, vs the midset when dirt riding. I tend to be alert to mineshafts, rocks and sagebrush ready to jump out and grab a wheel or bar. Sometimes on the street, I drift off my concentration more often than on the trail.
The thought of a teenager hopping off a 250 dirtbike and onto a R-1, CBR or Duc, makes me think that the organ bank may get a deposit. Sad but true, statistically.
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