Health to skill ratio

Ok, after a so very long battle in chat box about what makes the best rider, this is what yz125rider and I came up with, in chart form

Cardio/endurance-flexability-strenght
Skill/experice

stating that cardio and endurance is just as important if not slightly great than skill, then comes flexability then strenght.

Anyhow, this is a thread to share what all of you think is important and in what order. Post up!
 
HAHAHHAHA, two 13y/o kids that think that cardio beats skill and experience.... lol

I bet rack could beat you in second gear

CDA could beat you on his stand

James could beat you on a 85sx.... :smirk:

I used to think i was fast.... then i learned.....
 
cardio>or equal to skill beacuse if you have enormouse amounts of skill but no cardio and can only last 10 minutes, your nothing in a race.
 
1. Endurance, you can be fast as Ricky or Bubba but if you can't make it passed two laps, then even I can pass you.:smirk:
2. Skill, once you have the endurance, you have to have enough know how I.E. skill to beat the other guys that have the endurance to go the dsitance
3. strength/flexibility, anyone that has enough of either two above to ride a bike and go the distance can get by with what they have.

but what the heck do I know I don't race.
 
here is what i have learned

First become a smooth rider slowly
Then become a smooth rider slowly for a good amount of endurance
Work on this and your speed, skill and endurance will increase.... keep it smooth....
 
I think a very important issue that you have not mentioned is definitely a good center of balance. I know people who can't even ride a bicycle let alone a motorcycle. Sure they could be trained but without a great center of gravity and balance you will not gain skill or endurance. I am one of those people that has an extremely good center of gravity and do just about any sport or activity well even if I have not done it before.

The other thing to consider is that flexibility has nothing to do with riding but has everything to do with how badly you will get hurt in a crash. Realistically it does not take a huge range of motion to ride a motorcycle.

In all reality seat time makes for the best riders.
 
All the cardio in the world will not help you if you can't make over the obstacles you encounter. Now there are plenty of people here that have been riding longer than some of you have been alive. I've been at it for 20 years and I still have a lot to learn. That said one of my limitations is aerobic capacity. My head can easily try to ride past what my heart and lungs can provide.
 
interesting thread :popcorn:

i know people who are in WAY better shape then me but i will dust them as they have no bike skills or the heart to grab their nuts and just go for it.
 

James

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Here's how I look at it, you can ride a dirt bike without either of those, but will you be any good? No.

If you had all the endurance you needed for a moto, you'd start out slow but probably end up passing some guys towards the end.

If you had all the skills you needed but no endurance, you'd start out in the front but fade to the back towards the end of the moto.

However now if you have BOTH you're a force to be reckoned with. :ride:


In summary I'd say that they're equally important to succeed/win. :thumb:
 
Here's how I look at it, you can ride a dirt bike without either of those, but will you be any good? No.

If you had all the endurance you needed for a moto, you'd start out slow but probably end up passing some guys towards the end.

If you had all the skills you needed but no endurance, you'd start out in the front but fade to the back towards the end of the moto.

However now if you have BOTH you're a force to be reckoned with. :ride:


In summary I'd say that they're equally important to succeed/win. :thumb:
roost to that.:thumb:
 
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