If you spend much time riding unmaintained roads and trails in a forested area, then you are bound to find a tree laying across your track sometime. Riding a big adventure bike has some limitations for the average rider but by using a fairly simple method, you can ride over many of the trees you’ll encounter. On this episode of Adventure Rider Radio’s exclusive Rider Skills - Clinton Smout walks us through two methods, one for under six inch trees and one for over six inch trees, both fully doable with a little practice. At the end Clinton has a method for you to set up at home that allows you to build the necessary skills in a controlled environment before tackling the real world of downed trees.
Clinton Smout heads up Smart Adventures at Horseshoe Resort in Ontario Canada and is a certified BMW off-road trainer. He has been teaching motorcycle riders for over 25 years.
Image left: Clinton Smout
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