Tag: testrun

My first session with the mountainboard

At the same time i went out to test my old hardtail as a freeride bike, i brought my mountainboard with me to have a test. Felt pretty ok riding it when i found places to ride.

The military training ground i visit regularly with my mountain bikes are a fun place but not suited for my mountainboard. Half the area is filled with huge rocks and other annoying things which makes riding impossible. The other half is loose sand and rideable in some small areas. Atleast usually but this year there have been a lot of military vehicles driving around making deep and wide tracks. And the local motocross/enduro club have started to use more of the area than before.

So this place is not an alternative for my mountainboarding. I need to find other spots that works a lot better. And until then there will be a paus in my mountainboard riding. Hopefully it wont take to long finding a spot that works so i can start practice.


Dirt bike session

I had my first ride of the year on my dirt bike.

The biggest reason for this test was to see how my body reacted to riding my dirt bike, both during the ride and after. As a test to see how “bad” things really are. I guess it it the same for most people, but i feel that it takes a lot more out of your body riding a dirt bike. You are standing up all the time and put more pressure on legs and arms. Mostly legs but arms too for me considering the lack of core strength.

Things were pretty much as i expected. Didn’t take long before my legs and my arms felt tired. And despite a shorter session today, my legs and arms hurt more after and felt a lot more tired.

I already knew that i have a lot of basic workout to do, to get in shape. I need to improve my strength a lot. Thats problably the biggest issue at the moment and especially my core strength and upper body strength. My legs are not as bad and they are easier to get fit. I just need to ride my bike as much as possible. Core strengt and upper body strength is a bit more complicated, for me anyway. I never seems to get much of that part when riding my bikes. so i need to do other things.

Was nice anyway to have a ride on my dirt bike early on. I am planning to have atleast one session a week on my dirt bike. Maybe two sessions a week if i can make it work, and i have as many sessions a week as i have had this week. Could be less bike sessions per week if i need to have more serious strength training done.