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April 15, 2017 at 11:04 am in reply to: Ongoing workouts #57850
The Honda isn’t that bad. If I changed the tires, that would make a big difference. The tires I have on it now came with the bike and are DOT/street legal. Fine on pavement or hard packed dirt roads, but it sucks on muddy and sandy trails. Plus it’s almost 100 lbs heavier than the KDX. That makes a huge difference for many things….getting stuck, picking it back up, maneuverability, turning, etc. Plus it’s easier for old people to load on a trailer..HA. There aren’t many (legal) trails in RI unfortunately. When we put on our races we have to get permits for the parks, but most of the trails we use go through private property, with the owner’s permission of course. Luckily I live close enough to many state forests in MA that allow dirt bikes. I just have to register it for offroad in MA.
Probably many of the trails you see are dirt bike trails, or mutli use. Many of them are way out of the way. For the most part, trail are marked with signage for hiking, biking, or horseback trails and don’t overlap too much. You don’t want to see a guy walking his dog or riding a horse on a trail designated for motorized vehicles.
I do jump…you have too for some obstacles…but nothing big yet. I’d like to try a motorcross track someday.April 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm in reply to: Ongoing workouts #57848
It can be expensive. The good riders can through tires every two races. Since I never rode a motorcycle (except once a long time ago) until 3 years ago, I bought a new dual sport (Honda CRF 250L) that I can ride in the woods and on the street. It’s registered and insured. And HEAVY!!! I’m probably not going to use it that much anymore for trailriding as I’m still paying for it and I don’t want to crash it anymore than I already have. 🙂 I recently bought a “real” dirt bike, a 91 Kawasaki KDX. It’s lighter and a 2 stroke and was under $1000 and has more power and is much better than the Honda to maneuver over and around rocks and logs and all that. The people who owned it before maintained it well. So, yes, the initial buy can be costly. Plus all the gear you need. A good helmet and proper boots go around $200/ea.
The Hare Scramble races are 30-40 miles (6 or 7 mile laps, and you do 4-6 laps depending on your level). The Enduro races are 50-60 miles or more and it’s one long ride all over the place and has easy sections and very tough sections. They give you a route sheet and there’s some weird timing with it. It’s very difficult to complete. I haven’t even come close yet. I did a 10 mile section when we were setting it up our Rhode Island ‘Little Rhody Enduro’ . At first it was a nice, innocent dirt road but then you turn the corner through the trees and have to go over huge boulders and up steep hills! I didn’t do too well that day. Lol.
What I don’t get about protein are all the rules about when to take it and what kind, etc, etc. When I was lifting regularly I just loaded up on as much protein as I could throughout the day. It seemed to be effective as I gained and was able to maintain a good weight.April 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm in reply to: Ongoing workouts #57823
Dirt biking is an excellent workout. Between the adrenaline, fear, and physical exertion, the heart rate gets pumping. Yes, you can go on a casual ride on easy trails, but if you want to race there is no resting period during them. One can go 40-60 miles all out for 2 to 2-1/2 hours without letting up. It is argued that dirt riders are among the fittest athletes.
I’ve always questioned that protein absorption thing. Yes you should have a post workout shake, but IMO protein will be used by your body anytime. I mean, are you eating yogurt, steak, flax, eggs, chicken, etc all at once within 15 minutes of working out? I am guessing you’re not.April 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm in reply to: Ongoing workouts #57821
I haven’t. The past few years I’ve been dirt biking and will hopefully start racing this year. It’s not the Supercross you see on TV with the big jumps, it’s trail riding – Hare Scrambles, Enduros. It’s pretty tough. Rocks and logs, and I fall down a lot…lol.
I find lifting is not much help as it is more cardio and flexibilty. I should probably, and wanted to this winter but didn’t, work out legs more because you use legs a lot. You’re supposed to stand a lot riding and I don’t because my legs get tired.
As for the protein, why be concerned about absorption? You don’t have to use it as a pre or post workout supplement. Just have it as a snack at anytime of the day you want.April 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm in reply to: Ongoing workouts #57818
Have two protein shakes a day.March 11, 2017 at 7:45 am in reply to: Trump's brilliant move #57768
“It seems to me that Trump created a double-edged sword for the Democrats/MSM by doing this.”
I see this, you see this, but it all depends on how the media is reporting it. They so easily twist and influence the narrative. Right now I see them blaming multiple Trump cabinet members/appointees as having contact with Russia during the campaign. So they are going to use that as their “proof” that wiretapping was necessary.
The MSM are just absolute pathological liars. And they still wield great power over the masses. Why people still trust them goes beyond common sense and logic. But they do. Sad.March 7, 2017 at 6:38 pm in reply to: Trump's brilliant move #57764
I figured when he tweeted this that there must have been some evidence he based it on. And the media is going to try to cover it up.February 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm in reply to: I liked the SMF forums better #57716
International relations…that’s awesome. Any specific area you are studying?
And I second scout’s gripe. The other board was WAY easier to use.July 11, 2016 at 5:01 pm in reply to: Howdy all, I never left but I did stop coming by so often #57484
Welcome back, scout!July 11, 2016 at 4:59 pm in reply to: What do you think of Black Lives Matter? #57483
I don’t think this movement is about liberalism, it is based on hatred of whites that the Obama administration has poured gasoline on.May 28, 2015 at 8:26 am in reply to: What’s new? #57033
Test. Did it work?November 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm in reply to: Great Christmas ad #30263
That was quite awesome.October 9, 2014 at 9:17 am in reply to: The Book I Want Someone To Write #30232
J B Bury has a fewSeptember 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm in reply to: The ancient Greeks knew their way around a grill #29719
Just a guess, but I think that the stomachs of years past would have encountered a lot more foreign things,
and they're not now???? (sugar, processed foods, preservatives, etc.)I doubt digestive acid properties would have changed much, so I think this was a very clever experiment. Kinda gross...but clever.September 18, 2014 at 8:57 pm in reply to: Will the Spirit of William Wallace Reign in Scotland? #30213
I agree with Scout. If Scotland votes for independence they will be just as bad off or worse than Northern Ireland.