Even if the roads aren’t in great shape, it’s certainly time to be getting your dirt bike (or dual sport, or adventure bike) out on the trails. And so, it’s also time to brush up on your offroad skills.
Here, riding instructor Barry Morris goes over some tips to help you improve one of dirt biking’s most basic skills: braking. It’s one of the first things you learn, but like he says, many of us do it incorrectly. Watch this for some hot tips on how to set up your bike’s controls, and how to practice offroad braking skills to help you ride faster (counterintuitive, innit?).
What Morris doesn’t cover: How to brake on a trail that’s full of snow and a sheet of ice pellets … don’t worry, Canada, we’re sure spring is coming. Eventually.