Riding Over Rocks, Logs, and Bumps
Ride around obstacles when you can. Sometimes, however, the obstacles are small enough to ride over safely.
Practice this skill by riding over a series of logs, one at a time.
- Find three logs about four to six feet long, no more than 10 inches in diameter.
- Place the logs 35 feet apart and at various angles.
- Begin at least 25 feet from the first log, and accelerate to second gear.
- As you approach the log:
- Keep the front tires at a 90-degree angle to the log.
- On an ATV or OHM:
- Stand up, keeping your knees and elbows flexible and bent.
- Lean forward slightly.
- As the front tires touch the log:
- Apply a small burst of throttle to keep your momentum.
- On an ATV or OHM, lean forward further as the rear tires go over the log to prevent being hit by the seat or the rear of the vehicle.
- Keep your head up, and prepare to go over the next log.