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    how about:
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    "covers eyes"

    I really want to learn to wheelie, but it scares the bejesus out of me. My biggest fear is not getting the front wheel down straight. I got that wrong once on a jump line on the mountain bike ... a concussion, a new helmet and a new phone later, I decided it wasn't something I wanted to repeat.
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    Please do not learn on the street. Buy a cheap dirtbike and practice on that. You have to learn rear brake and throttle control or you will end up on your ass. You WILL end up on your ass anyways when learning, which is why i recommend dirt and proper gear for learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DELuth View Post
    Please do not learn on the street. Buy a cheap dirtbike and practice on that. You have to learn rear brake and throttle control or you will end up on your ass. You WILL end up on your ass anyways when learning, which is why i recommend dirt and proper gear for learning.
    Dirt isn't necessarily safer. I was down and out for 6 months looping it in the dirt :-(

    CRF50 makes a great wheelie bike. I had a blast with mine. I sold it, missed it, and replaced it with a Grom. Little bikes for the wheelie win You can put your feet down and save it like you can a bicycle.
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    Yeah, I was down a few months this year with a broken leg from dirt riding. It isn't safe (what about motorcycling is?), but it is safer than pavement. I fall off at least once every time I go enduro riding. If I did that every time I rode on the street, I wouldn't be here.

    I'm still waiting on a good deal on a Grom to come my way. I keep hoping I will lose the desire for one, but no luck so far. Little bikes are just too much fun.
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    btw, I posted this for a few chuckles, not for 'inspiration'. I do not ( and cannot) do wheelies, and I'm just fine with that... two wheels on the ground, pretty much in-line...
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    a personal favorite is when Alvaro Bautista ( who I think is a fine racer) loses it while celebrating a podium finish in Brno in 2012:



    I reckon if a pro can crash, I should best avoid trying...
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    LOL! Wow. He must of had one of those purple powerbands. BRAAAAAP
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    Quote Originally Posted by DELuth View Post
    Yeah, I was down a few months this year with a broken leg from dirt riding. It isn't safe (what about motorcycling is?), but it is safer than pavement. I fall off at least once every time I go enduro riding. If I did that every time I rode on the street, I wouldn't be here.

    I'm still waiting on a good deal on a Grom to come my way. I keep hoping I will lose the desire for one, but no luck so far. Little bikes are just too much fun.
    To bad you are not closer because both my Grom's will be for sale in the next 30 days.....It's time for my son to move up to a bigger bike...

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