Riding this weekend, I spend as much time as I could standing, but couldn't get a good feel for it.
My buddies were telling me to shift my hips forward to straighten my back, but that felt loose and like I was falling forward and I was too far up the tank to get a grip with my knees.
If I leaned over more, it felt better and I could still keep some weight of my hands but my lower back was getting sore. I was trying to get into the Z shape like one of the articles about Dungey, I think it was, and it was better but just off.
How is it supposed to be done, in general, for woods riding? I need to be able to shift forward or back to adjust for obstacles and it seems I can't find a balance between feeling like I'm going to kiss the bars or fall back.
This is the first summer of really trying to stand and it's better, but awkward still. Any good videos either online or to buy on DVD?
I'm riding a 250x, stock setup on bars, pegs, etc. I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam.
If you're supposed to stand up, why is the seat foam one of the first complaints in the magazine reviews?
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165 main, 42 pilot, JD Red needle 4th clip, R&D Flex fuel screw 2 turns out, open air box, FMF Q4. 4-9000ft, 50-100*