10 Reasons You Should Trail Ride Rather than Race

Racing is not for everybody.

Yep, that’s pretty much it. That’s why you should trail ride rather than spend your day racing dirt bikes. Oops, I did it again. The title says “10 Reasons…”

Believe it or not, most riders trail ride. Some of them race too but there’s others who find the great outdoors and the journey through it far more inviting then a spin around the local motocross track.

Either way, you’re in for an adventure and you better be up for it. Trail riding requires just as much dexterity and physical fitness as racing does. You can also expect to crash from time to time but hosting a yard sale is unlikely unless you’re just straight up out of control.

So where do you fall?

You can probably take that question literally. Like any decision, sticking with the track over trails is entirely up to you but if you’re new to riding or simply wanting to focus your time and efforts on one or the other then we’ve come up with 10 reasons you should leave the track for the glory hounds and get back to nature.

1. Treadmills Drive You Nuts

If you can’t fathom running on a treadmill and wonder why hamsters don’t go mad on those immobile wheels that just spin, then stay on trail. A motocross track goes ’round and ’round. You start at Point A and end at Point A. What’s that definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over…

2. Into The Great Wide Open

The world is your oyster. Or something like that. But on a dirt bike, you can ride for miles and miles and miles. Just be sure to carry an extra gas can or circle back to camp before getting stuck in the middle of nowhere.

3. You Quote Top Gun

You’re always telling your friends “I feel the need…the need for speed.” Can you open the throttle on the track? Yeah, for maybe three seconds, then you’ve got some stupid turn or those big speed bumps. Trail riders can be the Mavericks of the earth, open it wide and leave it open. Just don’t get caught in somebody’s canopy.

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Written by Chicago Dog

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