Dirt Bike Crashes
If you?re considering dirt bike racing as a hobby there is one thing that you are definitely going to have to prepare yourself for and that?s dirt bike crashes. I don?t think there?s a single dirt biker out there who hasn?t been involved in a crash of one sort or another. The nature of the sport means they are inevitable and when it happens there?s a good chance it is going to hurt.
Wearing the proper safety gear won?t prevent you from crashing your bike, but it may well prevent serious injury. The helmet is probably the most obvious because it stops a glance to the head from becoming a full-blown head trauma. They really do save lives on a regular basis and riding without one isn?t just foolish, it?s suicidal.
Proper boots, jerseys and trousers will protect the majority of the rest of your body from serious injury in most cases and gloves will protect your hands. Never be tempted to ride without the full quota of protective gear.
Crashes will happen most often when you are still an inexperienced rider. Making the wrong decision, turning late or taking a jump badly will inevitably lead to ground time for you and your bike but it doesn?t have to hurt that much and it definitely shouldn?t stop you taking part and having fun. Everyone who sits on a dirt bike knows the risks of crashing but that?s where the adrenalin comes into it.
It?s been said that there are only two types of racer; those that have been down and those that are going to go down. It really is inevitable, so make sure you?re as protected as you can be when it happens. Many professional riders can list numerous broken bones and some nasty dirt rash as part of their credentials but they keep getting back on the bike for more. They truly are adrenalin junkies.
Dirt bike crashes can happen at any speed and at any time, whether you are just setting off and hardly moving, in full flight and getting air or at full throttle down the straight. You could hit a bump, clip tyres with another rider or simply lose control. Dirt isn?t even and even with the specialist tyres you aren?t always guaranteed a safe ride.
Enjoy dirt bike racing and be prepared for the fact that if you haven?t already then you will experience a dirt bike crash before your time is up. Be prepared and be protected, as this will mean the difference between cuts and bruises and serious injury.
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