Q&A with Ryan Villopoto - Return of a Champion

He's back! Ryan Villopoto announced last month he's coming out of retirement and returning to Supercross. Well, not exactly, but kind of, sort of. He's not returning to Supercross the way many of his fans surely want but he's definitely racing t...

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5 Ways to Make Supercross More Exciting

Supercross has gotten some heat lately. So much, in fact, a new fan might think based on what's posted, written, and/or discussed online, that baseball offers more exciting action. Apparently it's all that Ryan Dungey's fault. ...

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The Top 17 Overused Words During Podium Interviews

If you want to be a Motocross rider, make that a true Motocross star it's imperative you know how to talk like one. Forget learning to ride, grabbing the holeshot and stepping on the podium - a 100 percent, for sure, pumped up rider who is just ...

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Dirt Bike Riding Tips

Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: The Secret to Riding Motocross Smooth and Fast

Most riders don't really know where to look for speed. Many think they need to try harder and have bigger cahoonas! But that strategy will only get you a room in a hospital. In order to develop speed you first have to develop grace and smoothne...

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Gearing Up for an Autumn Bike Ride

You about ready for fall? Not a fall but riding in the fall. Dirt Bikes! Now that summer and sadly, Motocross, is over it's time to change gears but no need to lose focus on riding. Just because the sun dips quicker below the h...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Motocross Practice Sessions?

Sure it's fun to put some laps in on a Motocross track. But you'll fall short of your potential if you're not using this key practice law of practicing important techniques separately. This is true for Motocross cornering skills as well as Motocr...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Motocross Jumping Evolution

Motocross Jumping Techniques have evolved faster than Vet riders can keep up with them. In the modern world every decent young rider is doing something special off a jump, some kind of twist, flick, scrub or whip. This video shows and explains a ...

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How To Prepare for a Dead Engine Start

The dead engine starts is not common, if ever carried out, in Motocross or Supercross. Can you even imagine the 30 second card dropping and hearing...silence? It would certainly alter the sport if widely instituted but we'll save that bit of int...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics: Clutch In or Out While Braking?

Not enough rear brake and too much front brake The rule of the track is to leave the clutch out while braking so the engine helps slow you down and control the braking process. It's kind of like anti-lock brakes. The best stopping power is j...

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What To Bring: Dirt Bike Trail Riding

Riding the trails generally offers a more solitary venue than hanging out at the Motocross track. As such, any mechanical failures or other issues arising from a general breakdown or even a crash proves a bit difficult to remedy. ...

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How To Start a Dirt Bike

It's as easy as the turn of a key. You know, starting a dirt bike. OK, actually it's not. Dirt bikes don't have keys. You've got an electric start* or kickstart, in other words, the push of a button or the kick of a pedal. But it's not that ...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics - The Secret to Motocross Rhythm Jumps

The #1 Secret to Motocross Rhythm Jumps What is this secret? It involves looking ahead early! Rhythm jumps require timing, not only with techniques but also with your vision. Here's how it works: When you approach a jump you see your line th...

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Motocross Riding Tips with Gary Semics - Jumping Techniques

Gary says there are six motocross jumping techniques. He points out two of them in this short video riding tip. These two are the most common. One is "launching" to get more height and distance, the other is "absorbing" to stay low. These are ju...

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