Chronic MX Riding Tip: Proper body positioning on a motocross bike by Donald Solley of DSMX motocross schools
Chronic MX recently caught up with Florida amateur motocross champion Donald Solley to discuss various riding techniques that are critical to becoming a good motocross rider. Donald is the owner and instructor of the DSMX motocross schools located in Lakeland, Florida. Donald trains riders of all skills and ages, including racers from all over the world. The above video represents the first video of a new series of instructional motocross videos that Chronic MX and DSMX plan to share with motocross enthusiasts who want to improve their riding skills. Part 1 of the instructional video series is called “The basics”. Today’s video covers tip #1 of “the basics”: proper body positioning. Donald explains that proper body positioning is absolutely critical to learning how to become a great rider. Being in the proper position on your motocross bike at all times, not only allows a rider to go faster and smoother, but more importantly, it allows a rider to save valuable energy during long motos. Strategies such as gripping the dirt bike with your knees, staying on the balls of your feet, and leaning forward with your head above the handlebars, are some of his key pointers. Check it out and take note of Donald’s key points. Donald is a good instructor, and knows how to “haul” on a motocross bike! Chronic MX will be sharing Donald’s riding tips via our new video series… so keep posted for brand new videos in our “riding tips” section. Take some notes, learn something new, then drop us a line after your next ride and let us know if you were able to shave seconds off of your lap-times or conserve much needed energy while riding in this brutal summer heat! Cheers Rocket 88.