Ride bike up ramp or push it?

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2/12/2020 12:00 PM

Been riding bike up ramp into back of truck
for years, what do you guys do ? Push it?
Pfft too much work..

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2/12/2020 12:07 PM

are you sure this isn't you.....

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2/12/2020 12:10 PM

I do both. Depends on how brave I'm feeling which way I go.

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2/12/2020 12:11 PM

fourfourone wrote:

are you sure this isn't you.....

Hold my shirt....

Can somebody please explain the science behind why a shoe HAS to eject whenever there is a motorcycle accident?

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2/12/2020 12:11 PM

I would love to ride my bike up the ramp but the only thing I'm scared of on a dirt bike is YouTube.

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2/12/2020 12:13 PM

fourfourone wrote:

are you sure this isn't you.....

DF313 wrote:

Hold my shirt....

Can somebody please explain the science behind why a shoe HAS to eject whenever there is a motorcycle accident?

That timberland almost got launched into space.

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2/12/2020 12:17 PM

It’s easy.
Don’t do it like guy in video, haha!
I’ve seen just as much carnage when a guy pushes it up and his stand kicks out,bike ends up upside down,etc.
It’s like a day at the boat ramp.
Seen ryno do it (crusty demons?)Been my method since.
Just saying..

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2/12/2020 12:17 PM

I ride up most the time.

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2/12/2020 12:19 PM

Push leaving my house, ride when I'm leaving the track.

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2/12/2020 12:22 PM

Push. Riding looks like a recipe for disaster. At least for me.

Also will depend on the ramp. A longer, less steep ramp seems like it would be safer for riding.

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2/12/2020 12:25 PM

Depends how many track snacks are watching.

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2/12/2020 12:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/12/2020 12:31 PM

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2/12/2020 12:29 PM

Push at the house, ride up when Im leaving the track.

I did however put my front wheel thru the back window of my Tacoma when i was younger.... Some lessons are never learned smile

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2/12/2020 12:42 PM

Depends on the truck and if the ground is flat or how the truck was parked. If it is a lifted truck, I never ride in. My ramps were never really that long...made the angle too steep and sketchy for me. If it's a std height 4x4 truck I ride right in it usually.

If the truck was parked down a slight grade, it made the ramp flatter and riding in is simple.

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2/12/2020 12:48 PM

Been riding 30 years. Never had the desire to ride my bike up the ramp. Pushing it isn’t difficult.

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2/12/2020 1:05 PM

I used to ride up the ramp pretty regularly until I was super tired after one ride and fell off the ramp at the very top, riding my CRF70, ass over teakettle. No damage besides a scuff on the taillight of my truck, but from now on I always push.

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Nick
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2/12/2020 1:13 PM

Do the same in winter with sleds,
Push it? Nope you gonna have to man up!

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2/12/2020 1:14 PM

Ride, I'm too old to push.

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2/12/2020 1:15 PM

Before I bought a trailer, I'd put the bikes in gear and walk them up the ramp. Too sketchy to ride up a ramp on a lifted pickup.

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2/12/2020 1:21 PM

Always push it up and if i have to move the truck to get a better angle so be it. Ramp placement and stand placement are important. Too many videos of guys riding up and fucking up their trucks and bikes in the process.

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2/12/2020 2:02 PM

Doddy wrote:

I see your method and raise:

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2/12/2020 2:06 PM

Push at home and ride it up when done for the day. I usually get a small amount of speed and just coast up the ramp. I try not to touch the throttle on the ramp.

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2/12/2020 2:10 PM

From the first day I went riding at 7 years old my dad told me, don't ever ride up the ramp, someone he knew had gone over the cab back in the days of 350lb dirt bikes. So I never did...........until I started driving on my own. Riding up the ramp even on the couple of lifted Toyotas I had, since 1978, he just shook his head, sorry dad.

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2/12/2020 2:24 PM

I use a rack on the back of my car and . . . JUST LIFT, BRO! laughing

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2/12/2020 3:23 PM

There is definitely an art to ramp riding, I look at it like a super sketchy rut, gotta use proper technique. these days I have a little s10 so it’s easy but back in the day I used to take my dads big red dump truck where the tailgate was at least 5 foot high....definitely had some sketchy moments lol watched my buddy get his front tire to the top, stall, and fakie back down without dying

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2/12/2020 3:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/13/2020 8:47 AM

Used to ride up when I was much younger and more pliable, which came in handy.

One of the places where I rode a lot wasn't legal, but there was only one way in so you could usually spot the PoPo coming in. So I'd always leave my ramp on my tailgate and if I saw the police coming, I'd ride up the ramp and start taking my gear off. More than once by the time they got to my trusty-but-rusty Toyota, I'd be there getting out of my gear and when they told me "You can't ride here," I'd say, "Oh, didn't know. I was just leaving," and they'd drive off without citing me.

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2/12/2020 4:34 PM

Ramp??? I just lift mine in.

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2/12/2020 4:39 PM

I saw a guy using an aluminum dock plate for a ramp once. It had handles on the side. When he pushed his bike up, he hit his kneecap just right and pushed it over 90 deg on the side of his knee. He was in terrible pain and couldn’t move.
We called an ambulance, and the while the paramedic was taking his boot off, he screamed again, and the darn thing just popped back over!

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2/12/2020 4:42 PM

Nic Wey And DV teaches riding it up and Aldon teaches pushing...

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2/12/2020 6:09 PM

I've never understood why guys that ride lift their trucks. Go too far and you'll end up like this guy. whistling

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