The other day an experienced sand rider taught us the correct technique to ride a motorcycle in the sand. Check out the before and after footage of me riding my Hero Impulse on a stretch of sand. During adventure bike riding trips you will encounter sand. By applying the right techniques the rider will be able to cross such sand sections more easily and be able, should he/she get stuck to. Sand is not as difficult as it’s made out to be, yet plenty of bad advice and misconceptions about riding in it have prevailed. Learn the tips to riding in sand at CycleWorld.com. Life is a lot like riding in the sand, a great friend and mentor once told me. You have to be aggressive, yet adaptable while maintaining momentum and looking as far ahead as possible. Deep sand sucks power from motorcycles – until you manage to carry enough momentum to begin gliding across the top of it. Sand, mud and snow - a trifecta. Sand, mud and snow are often among the most challenging conditions that dirt bike riders encounter. What follows is a primer in techniques and skills we've found useful when confronting soft, deep, low-traction conditions. Sand Riding Tips: Most of the time you should have your body position & weight further back than if you were riding dirt or hard-pack. This keeps the front wheel gliding over the shifty sand. If you do dig it in, you’ll find yourself doing a fine impersonation of Superman over the handle bars. Keep the gas on! Riding sand well is about nailing the basics of motorcycle riding. Standing Position Being in a good standing position is imperative to making light work of the sand. The ultimate goal in the sand is to maintain momentum. Everything covered after this has the aim of helping you keep the bike light on the sand and stop it sinking in and coming to a standstill or, worse, falling over. Building and maintaining forward momentum will keep the bike up on top of the sand, much like getting a boat up on a plane. Seasoned motorcycle riders know that riding in gravel is inevitable. So learning to be comfortable riding through it is part of becoming a better rider. Whether it’s gravel, dirt, sand, grass, or any slick surface, the same rules apply. Motorcycle Gloves - Full Gauntlet & Short Cuff (687). 80% of the controls on your motorcycle are operated with your hands, so getting the right pair of gloves to keep them protected and comfortable is key to having the ride of your life.. With a wide array of gloves to fit every riding style and budget, you’ll be sure to find the right.