As a Motocross Father what's the first thing you teach your kid?

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8/4/2021 8:40 PM

Unless you have a two minute lead you never look back, ever...

Wtf?

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8/4/2021 8:49 PM

Always wear a Helmet

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8/4/2021 8:52 PM

How to clean air filters

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8/4/2021 9:00 PM

don't ride Maico"s??

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8/4/2021 9:09 PM

Have fun!

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8/4/2021 9:10 PM

Work on technique and the speed will come. It is hard to get rid of bad habits.

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8/4/2021 9:11 PM

How to twist the throttle

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8/4/2021 9:11 PM

"First thing" means it would be when they were first starting out and were slow on the track so I told them to keep to the sides of the track and let the faster riders have the main lines. Most importantly, if a faster ride is about to over take them, ALWAYS hold their line, NEVER try to guess where they are and move out of their way, and let the faster rider find their way around them. #1 safety rule IMHO for a new rider starting out on a track with other riders.

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8/4/2021 9:40 PM

How to enter and exit a track...wassat

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Hello..Vital?..

8/4/2021 9:52 PM

Never, ever, tell Mom how much that cost.

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8/4/2021 9:58 PM

I taught my kids that you wear all your riding gear, all the time.

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8/4/2021 10:05 PM

The “first thing” we taught our kids was how to stop laughing

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8/4/2021 10:19 PM

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary

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8/4/2021 10:34 PM

Ride your own race. Don’t worry about the competition, even if they whip past you whistling
Lol jk

Throttle control once the basics are down.....

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8/4/2021 10:35 PM

Well, I just introduced my kid to MX...first thing I taught her was "don't touch the pipe...it's hot!".

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8/4/2021 10:55 PM

Don't live in California?

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8/5/2021 1:07 AM

Coyote wrote:

don't ride Maico"s??

Or a Husky.

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8/5/2021 2:21 AM

Be honest with yourself.

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8/5/2021 2:46 AM

Tennis

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8/5/2021 2:50 AM

Keep it fun, most important of all

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8/5/2021 3:45 AM

Am not a father but first thing would be basic controls, don’t panic and have fun.

Also very important; when on track hold your line and don’t try to dodge faster incoming riders. This happens every day every track and is dangerous but easily avoidable

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8/5/2021 3:55 AM

Take two laps to look at track to see how it’s changed through the day and hold your line if they are faster they will go round

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8/5/2021 4:19 AM

Pull in the clutch and hit the kill switch!

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8/5/2021 5:18 AM

Hold your line.

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8/5/2021 5:30 AM

Tokyo_Tiddler wrote:

"First thing" means it would be when they were first starting out and were slow on the track so I told them to keep to the ...more

Very important. I took a trip to the ER and got some new hardware because a lapper tried moving over for me

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8/5/2021 5:33 AM

Also, I think having patience is very important. I want to teach my gfs daughter technique, but I also don’t want to put too much on her too soon. Right now I’m just letting her get a feel for the controls and once she starts braking and shifting faster, I’ll start giving her pointers. It’s frustrating because all she wants to do is jump lol
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8/5/2021 5:38 AM

cmotodad wrote:

I taught my kids that you wear all your riding gear, all the time.

I downvoted that on the Ryno theory of fundamentals before "after the crash" protection.

Not opposed to protective gear all the time just think preventative is always best.

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8/5/2021 5:48 AM

MX starts in the pits.
MX is full of great people. Talk to your neighbor in the pits, be cordial, and help others when you can.

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8/5/2021 5:55 AM

Make friends with the kid that has the hot sister

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8/5/2021 6:08 AM

I taught my kids the brakes first.

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