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> A Few Reasons To Start Trailing, Why Trail
post May 7 2012, 12:26 PM
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There are quite a few of our riders that had gone trailing & find it exciting..
Should have a go?

Here are a few reasons u may consider:

1. U get into nature.

Plenty of greenery & mud...
Great to just flow along the trail..
Not that much in Spore except tampanis & changi reclaim.
But u get the whole jungle up in Malaysia.

2. You get better as a road rider

Develop a sharper sense between bike & rider.
No need to panick when u lose traction.
Better control with your legs & feet.

3. Need not own your own bike

Malaysia does not have the best bike on loan.. on we did at Sungei Rengit.
But the best so far was at Laos.
Cambodia... gd cond. and most of them are 10yrs old Baja or 250XR

4. Don't Just Improve but Improve Quickly
Brings more confidence as u slide thru the rocky roads...
And the takes on rivers... and soft sand.

5. Getting it wrong won't kill you

U are all guard up.. and when u drop..
U just pick yourself up and go.
Most of the falls are low speed so not much damage.
But with those of advance age...
a fall at a bad angle will take a few months to heal.

6. Everyone can enjoy

U can go at your comfort speed..
Which is very slow..
But if the team u are with are of advance skill..
U would be left far behind.
But there would be one or 2 patient riders that would stay with u.
Or the back guide.

7. Great Way Far A Holiday

Always great riding to your favorite destination...
For the Laos ride... Luang Prabang & Vang Vieng are great places to chill out!

Above an adaption of an article from Ride Magazine
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post May 11 2012, 05:13 PM
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cant agree more! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/048.gif) a second hand dirt bike sets u back perhaps not more than 3 k. e.g. my 1996(or somewhere around that) yamaha wr200, with about 1 k fix up and 2 yr coe remaining, was less than 3k. runs well on or off road. a great alternative to riding around town compared to your big tourers, so not too bad as a second bike for that purpose. WARNING!! if u get going on dirt, it can get addictive, too! haha!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/arrowhead.png) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/devil.gif)
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