Advice for Beginners from Pro Riders
We’ve spoken to some awesome pro riders from the world of motocross and enduro racing. They told us more about their backstories, gave us a bit of rider advice and even let us in on the odd embarrassing DNF tale. Each rider we talked to was inspiring, and more than happy to share their pro tips with new and hungry riders everywhere.
Wonder what advice your favourite pros would give you if you met them at the track? Here are their words of wisdom — straight from them to you. We promise you’ll be itching to get in the saddle right after reading.
If you missed any of our full rider Q&As, check them out here.
DON’T FORGET WHY YOU’RE HERE
“Just have fun like I do when you ride your bike.”
“Have fun, enjoy it for what it is, because riding a bike is so great.”
“The most important thing is that you enjoy what you do. Riding must be a good experience that makes you happy. Moreover, some good advice is to learn things step-by-step, with someone who gives you technical advice in order not to take big risks.”
RIDE FAST AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE
“Keep your head up and look far ahead.”
“Look ahead to anticipate the danger.”
“Starting with motocross, in my opinion, is better to have the speed and to be faster in the corners.”
GIVE YOURSELF TIME
“Taking it easy and don’t force the issue. Let it come to you.”
“‘Rome wasn’t built in a day!’ Haha, take your time and enjoy.”
“Take it slowly, but don’t be afraid to try new stuff.”
NEVER GIVE UP
“Don’t give up and be tenacious.”
“Don’t give up and always enjoy!”
“Don’t give up on your goals and always make sure to have fun.”
“Never give up on your dreams, and always have fun while you are accomplishing them.”
RIDE, RIDE AND RIDE SOME MORE
“Work hard to achieve your dreams, have discipline and respect your rivals.”
“Put in the hard work to achieve your goals. They won’t be handed to you, so you need to give it a 100% effort.”
“There are many important things to know, but you learn them with the experience you get each year. Most important is to have fun on the bike, be happy to ride, and train on the side!”
“Practice makes perfect, and enjoy it with friends!”
“My advice to those starting out is to watch some races to learn and then enter some local club races.”
“Ride as much as you can, and ride in different places as much as possible. And always enjoy what you are doing.”
TAKE SOME RISKS – IT’S WORTH IT IN THE END!
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
“Racing is a tough sport and there will be plenty of bumps along the way, but stay the course because there is a reason for everything you go through.”