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    Did about 30 miles today off road with new pal on his bikes.
    He was classic Enduro stood up all the way.
    But I couldn't do that. More MotoX sat on seat and stood up on bouncy bits.

    I'm new to all this and wanna learn

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    30 miles stood up That's hard core .i do as you do.stay sat till the rough bits .much easier on the legs

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    Do what suits you mate. There's a lot of bullshit spouted about how you should always be stood up. The simple fact is that when sat down your body weight has more effect on the bike (so MAY prevent it doing what it wants/needs to do to get over the rough stuff), and you are thrown around more by the bike's movements, so as you say standing up when it gets rough is a good thing, but does it really matter elsewhere?

    You might find you need bar risers to make it more comfortable when stood up. Most bikes come with bars too low for the average rider, and you are fairly tall. Well worth the mall outlay.

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    Ive got some good pdf files with some good basic techniques and tips from top enduro rider Chris Hockey. PM me an email addy and I will ping them to you Craig.

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    You've got mail.

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    Yorick, if you can attach them to the thread (I can't as I'm not subscribed) then anyone that wants them can grab them.
    Last edited by Adam; 29-11-16 at 16:30.

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    I do a mixture, stand up for the tricky bits, sit down for the easy bits, though I enjoy fast cornering stood up.
    I have done long distances mostly stood up and you do get used to it, the faster you go, the easier it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I do a mixture, stand up for the tricky bits, sit down for the easy bits, though I enjoy fast cornering stood up.
    I have done long distances mostly stood up and you do get used to it, the faster you go, the easier it is.
    That's what matey boy kept saying, but it just felt so alien to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    That's what matey boy kept saying, but it just felt so alien to me
    Its just a different way of riding. You will get there. Just don't be tempted to drop a shoulder in a turn like you would on the road/track. Push the bike down under you and lean the other way. It hurts when you don't.

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    oi Yorick please add Adams pdf jobbies so I can have a nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunZenBomZ View Post
    oi Yorick please add Adams pdf jobbies so I can have a nose.
    Will do when I get on the PC.

    Or you can PM me yer email address ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    That's what matey boy kept saying, but it just felt so alien to me
    I went from road rider to off road rider in my 30s, took a while to get comfortable with standing up and also opening the throttle when things start to feel a bit squirrely.
    Let the bike do the work and don't think about falling off, confidence and throttle will get you through most things, either that or you'll come off in a big way :-)

    I've gone back to road riding again in my late 40s, and I'm cornering by pushing the bike down under me, tyres look shredded but I'm not going very fast, and I can't get used to the lack of feel of tarmac compared with dirt, there's very little warning before the tyres start sliding.

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    My technique is mostly sitting down with the bike down the road. Though at the moment its more sitting down with the bike in the shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I do a mixture, stand up for the tricky bits, sit down for the easy bits, though I enjoy fast cornering stood up.
    Don't forget lying down in water filled ruts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregor View Post
    Don't forget lying down in water filled ruts.
    I prefer to forget that bit, especially on Dunwich Heath where over confidence and too much throttle were definitely the cause of me falling off.

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