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Old 05-07-05, 10:35 PM
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Drifting on a bike

I'm sure that at least some of you know what drifting is, in a car. I was just wondering if there is a biking equivalent
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Old 05-07-05, 10:35 PM
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Old 05-07-05, 10:37 PM
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yeah you can do it. just have to find the sweet spot so that you dont wash out.
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Old 05-07-05, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirtbike
yeah you can do it. just have to find the sweet spot so that you dont wash out.
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Old 05-07-05, 10:41 PM
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Rear wheel skids are about the best the average person can do; it takes really good balance to sustain a two-wheel drift. It can be done, with practice. I can do it around corners briefly.

The best places I've found to practice are on a sandy beach or in snow. There are a lot of loose fire road descents around here, but the penalty for failure is a little steep so I tend to hold back.
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Originally Posted by enduro
but the penalty for failure is a little steep so I tend to hold back.
Oh yes
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Old 05-07-05, 11:05 PM
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I think I'd be too scared of crashing to try it anyway lol

I'll stick to doing it in my car which isn't going to give me road rash
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Haha, yeah I'm not too enthusiastic about launching off a near-vertical 200 foot drop.
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Besides being a lame activity in a car, skidding the wheels on a mtb, on a trail, violates good trail ettiquete. Just like locking up your brakes or skidding around a corner. Yes, I know the wheels are still turning, but they're also skidding and thus tearing up the trail.

Sandy beaches or snowy roads are OK, but don't do it out in woods.
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Old 05-08-05, 02:09 PM
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Most of the two wheel drifts i do aren't intentional...
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Old 05-08-05, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by skiahh
Besides being a lame activity in a car, skidding the wheels on a mtb, on a trail, violates good trail ettiquete. Just like locking up your brakes or skidding around a corner. Yes, I know the wheels are still turning, but they're also skidding and thus tearing up the trail.

Sandy beaches or snowy roads are OK, but don't do it out in woods.
And lift assisted. On properly maintained dh runs this is a full acceptable way of turning. Power sliding/countersteering is a very effective way to get around fast corners that might be a bit tight.
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Old 05-08-05, 11:51 PM
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Drifting's not so bad. I did it once to dodge a cat on an icy road when I didn't have time/traction to brake or simply steer out of the way... it was the only possible way to avoid it given the circumstances

I'm sure it's much harder on a bike though
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just dont skid too much, you'll destroy the trail.
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Old 05-09-05, 02:33 AM
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Skid in your pants not on the trail!
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