I’ve ridden road bikes forever….. forever ever.
Well, that’s not strictly true. I’ve had my share of holiday scooters and even before that, the first motorbike that I slung my leg over was a 2-stroke MX bike for an iffy 2 minute 1st-gear wobble down a country lane when I was about 12 or so.
I always wanted to try MX riding ever since I went to a dirt track on my BMX as a nipper and was exhausted before I got halfway round.
“There must be an easier way” thought a mini-Weem. If only I could strap a motor to this thing then it would be perfect.
Meanwhile guys were drifting and hopping past on their BMX’s.
Fast forward to today and this is my first ever proper go at riding an off-road bike.
KTM’s 350 SX-F MX bike straight out the crate, but restricted so we don’t kill ourselves 😀
I’d been looking around for places to go for a basic “everything is supplied” motocross experience for ages. Something a bit like the Ron Haslam race school where they provide the bikes, leathers, helmets and tuition, you just need to turn up, but I never found an equivalent for off-road riding.
…. and then I saw the 44Teeth review of the KTM Experience.
I got on that shit so fast that the phone receiver was still spinning before their video ended (link below).
It was booked up well in advance, but I got the last space and it was just before my birthday, so my g/f paid half as my prezzy 🙂
(Thank you Shmoo :* )
So, where the 44Teeth video has a lot of talking about the experience and some bike talk and general faffery, this is more of an “in-the-moment” riding around the track from a complete novice perspective and as I get more confident with the bike moving and jumping.
At the end of the day, only 2 things were hurting.
My hands and my laugh muscles 😀 It was a f*ckin riot 😀
If you’d like to have a go, links are below.
Tell ’em Weem send you 🙂
KTM Experience: http://www.ktmmxexperience.co.uk
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