Giant Loop Ambassador, YouTube Channel Manager, and ADV YouTuber Dork in the Road just posted a great video Entitled 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Riding ADV/Dual Sport Motorcycles. Some great insights here for new and even veteran riders.
From the video:
Here are the seven things I wish I knew before I started dual sport and adventure riding:
1. Street gear is fine to start (with exceptions). You don’t need the finest, newest, or most expensive adventure motorcycle gear from Klim or Rev’it to get started riding motorcycles off road. If you’re coming from street riding, most of your current motorcycle gear will work.
2. Beginner adventure motorcycle riders are afraid of things they shouldn’t be afraid of. Your tires will not explode on the gravel. Going up steep hills on a dual sport motorcycle is totally doable. Dropping your off road motorcycle is perfectly normal.
3. Beginner dual sport motorcycle riders are not afraid of the things they SHOULD be afraid of, like lower-leg injuries. Wear good off road riding boots.
4. It’s okay to not be a hardcore ADV rider. Most people aren’t.
5. ADV and dual sport riding is a gateway to so many other cool activities like trail riding, motocamping, adv rallies, and even multi-day ADV camping trips on the BDRs.
6. RELAX. Don’t get so fixated on the difficult terrain or challenges of riding off road that you forget to actually enjoy your surroundings.
7. I’ve met some of my BEST friends through the adv and dual sport communities.
Pop over and check out the full video for more, and don’t forget to subscribe to Dork in the Road for more ADV/Dual Sport/Motocamping Shenanigans (as he puts it).
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