Lock and Load
As far as being a “highly talented freak of nature or just plain stupid,” I think the latter is closer to the mark. I also believe you left out a third category “too darned short.” I have never been able to push a bike into the back of a pickup, let alone reach the handle bar while doing so. I’m not complaining. I’m just saying, that for some people pushing a bike into the back up a pickup is a near impossibility. I can barley push my KTM 525 EXC a 1/4 of the way up a standard ramp. I can do it ” if ” I can get a good run at it and ” if ” I’m using a 3′ wide ramp; but that’s just too much work. So, at an early age I learned to ride up ramps and have never looked back. As of yet, I’ve not had any episodes or problems either. As for the article, I find it very interesting and would like to see more. Thanks for the great magazine and keep up the good work.Bruce Sisk
Moore, ID P.S. I also understand it can be a liability issue for you, if you told people to ride their bikes up a ramp and into their pickup truck.Don’t tell anyone, but I do that too. God didn’t put a motor in my motorcycle so I’d have to push it around. And there is a reason they call it a “loading” ramp. It is dangerous for unloading. Don’t ask… -Jimmy LewisHave a question or concern for Dirt Rider? Please send all letters to DRMAIL@sorc.com.