Advice for Beginners from Pro Riders

by Tonu Kallast
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.”
—Alfredo Gomez

“Have fun, enjoy it for what it is, because riding a bike is so great.”
—David Knight

“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.”
—Pela Renet

 

 

 

RIDE FAST AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE

 

“Keep your head up and look far ahead.”
—Albin Elowson

“Look ahead to anticipate the danger.”
—Antoine Méo

“Starting with motocross, in my opinion, is better to have the speed and to be faster in the corners.”
—Rudy Moroni

 

 

 

GIVE YOURSELF TIME

 

“Taking it easy and don’t force the issue. Let it come to you.”
—Charlie Mullins

‘Rome wasn’t built in a day!’ Haha, take your time and enjoy.”
—Jamie McCanney

“Take it slowly, but don’t be afraid to try new stuff.”
—Jesper Börjesson

 

 

 

NEVER GIVE UP

 

Don’t give up and be tenacious.
—Kailub Russell

“Don’t give up and always enjoy!”
—Marko Tarkkala

“Don’t give up on your goals and always make sure to have fun.”
—Taylor Robert

“Never give up on your dreams, and always have fun while you are accomplishing them.”
—Thad Duvall

 

 

 

RIDE, RIDE AND RIDE SOME MORE

 

Work hard to achieve your dreams, have discipline and respect your rivals.
—Cristóbal Guerrero

“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.”
—Cody Webb

“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!”
—Mathias Bellino

Practice makes perfect, and enjoy it with friends!
—Matthew Phillips

“My advice to those starting out is to watch some races to learn and then enter some local club races.”
—Daniel McCanney

“Ride as much as you can, and ride in different places as much as possible. And always enjoy what you are doing.”
—Matti Seistola

 

 

 

TAKE SOME RISKS – IT’S WORTH IT IN THE END!

 

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
—Jérémy Joly

“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.”
—Zach Osborne

 


Good advice can come from many sources. What is your advice for riders who are just starting out?

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Good advice can come from many sources. What is your advice for riders who are just starting out?
by Tonu Kallast
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