Motorcycle Survival training course is held by MP69. MotOrg has never had any training courses in gravel or off-road riding. But now we had the first one ever (together with MP69 trainers). There was 3 different training spots: braking in gravel road, turning your bike in a sandpit and turning your bike in the forest.
Here are the videos (Sorry about the finnish language):
Here is braking in the gravel, I have good control but it seems that I have difficulties to keep my eyes on the horizon.
Here’s the sandpit where the sand is surprisingly soft (and in my first attempt my engine stopped)
Here’s the forest spot. The discussion after my ride is about turning your head before the turn and sitting or standing while riding (I was standing). But there is no right or wrong about that matter…
Then after these 3 spots we had a little bit longer ride in the forest:
The uphill is quite steep and my engine stopped just after the most difficult part.
Then we had lunch in Gasthaus Wäinölä. And after that we took a ride in the Finnish forestroad. These were not too often used roads so the surface was quite challenging (with big round pebbles).
With the biggest pebbles I had difficulties to keep my hands relaxed. I was afraid about the front tire going crosswise so I had to squeeze… I know I shouldn’t do it!
It is quite obvious that we will have more of these training sessions! Maybe without help from another team. Looking forward to that!