Are you new to the world of enduro and hard enduro? Or maybe a seasoned rider looking to brush up on your terminology? Our Enduro Glossary is here to provide an insight into the essential terms, slang, and jargon that define this adrenaline-pumping sport.
- Arm Pump: Fatigue in the forearms, causing difficulty in gripping the handlebars.
- Berm: A raised bank on the outside of a corner, assisting in taking the turn.
- Endurocross: A hybrid motorcycle competition on a track that mixes supercross, trials, and enduro racing.
- Fire Road: A wide, gravel-covered road typically used by fire crews, often ridden in enduro.
- Gnarly: Describes a section of trail that’s particularly rough, rocky, or challenging.
- Goggle Fog: When a rider’s goggles fog up, obscuring vision.
- Hard Enduro: An extreme form of enduro with more demanding obstacles and technical sections.
- High Side: Losing control and being thrown over the bike, usually to the outside of a turn.
- Holeshot: Being the first rider to reach the first turn after the start of a race.
- Lug: To ride at a lower RPM, relying on torque rather than speed.
- Roost: The dirt and debris thrown into the air by the rear tire.
- Singletrack: Narrow trails just wide enough for one motorcycle, often with challenging terrain.
- Technical Section: A part of the trail requiring specialized skill due to rocks, logs, or other obstacles.
- Throttle Control: Precise control of the throttle to maintain balance and traction, especially in technical sections.
- Whoops: Successive bumps on a track that can be rhythmically ridden over.
- Yard Sale: A crash so intense that a rider’s gear and bike parts are scattered as if for sale.
Conclusion: This Enduro Glossary gives you a look into the unique terminology of enduro and hard enduro riding. Whether you’re a newbie learning the ropes or a seasoned pro, understanding these terms can enhance your appreciation of the sport and communication with fellow riders. Keep this guide with you and embrace the trails!
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