and next time you try to say your sport is better, that motocross is only twisting the throttle - try roaring off of a starting gate with 40 of the worlds best riders, around a tight corner and into 3 foot whoops, over 80 foot doubles, and around corners at 40 mph through any weather and terrain conditions you can imagine, week in and week out, banging bars with the worlds elite, and you will quickly see why it is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world.
if you make it to the end of the season, your work is not done. the training never ends... you immediately start training for the next series and trying to eliminate your weaknesses, improve on your strenghts, dial in your bike and find that next level of speed to beat the competition.
all of the dirt, grime, pain, mud, funes, noise, and hard work and determination are what make up a true motocross rider... but the thrill of firing up your bike, the adrenaline of a jump, and the exhilaration of a win make all of it worth it in a minute
this is motocros...
motocross is the 2nd most physically demanding sport
Rated the worlds second most phyically demanding sport in the world below professional mens soccer.
It is a racing sport with dirt bikes
It includes many forms:
Supercross- indoor racing, tee-peed jumps, hairpin turns, ect.
Flattrack - (someone else explain)
Enduro - (someone else explain)
Trail riding - someone on a trail bike ridng in a feild or somthing
Motocross is all of those but mostly refered to as the outdoor national type tracks. Good dirt is somewhere beteen light brown to red and dark brown. Usually jumps are include and a whoopdidoo (whoops) section along with sweeper turns and such.
Bubba -- "im goin to ride moto"
Sqiudly kid who doesnt really race -- "yeah i eide motocross. I did a backflip over the big red barn at my ncles farm" ... sure ya did squidly
Motocrosss as a sport is a balance between fitness and skill. More like tennis or soccer than marathon running or archery, a successful motocross rider must have fast reflexes; a wiry, supple strength; enough endurance for the rider to perform at lactate threshold intensity for 30-60 minutes; bike handling skills learned from hundreds or even thousands of hours of practice; and enough daring and confidence in their ability to tackle the most dangerous obstacles without fear of concequence.