Essay by Dustin LeonhardtHigh School, 10th gradeB+, December 1996

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Imagine speeding through a construction site at 80 miles

per hour. Not knowing what terrain is coming up next. You

could speed away and be OK or you could crash and burn.

That's the adrenaline rush you get when you ride a dirtbike.

Dirtbiking is an exciting, adrenaline pumping sport.

Dirtbiking is also a sport enjoyed by many people all over

the world. To get involved in dirtbiking you have to race in

the right age group. You also have to know what size

dirtbike is right for you. Next, you need to know what kind

of race you want to participate in, depending on your

interests. Last, some of the modifications that have taken

place over the years are also interesting.

First of all, if you plan on racing a dirtbike you need to

know what division to get into. Dirtbiking is a very popular

sport that has blossomed since the late 80s.

The reason for

this is because dirtbikes are a lot better than they used to

be. Now a days dirtbikes look better and go faster.

Dirtbiking is for everybody 4 years old and up. The

divisions are in increasements in engine size (cc's, cubic

centimeters).For example, if you are between the ages of 4

and 7 you would race the 50cc dirtbikes. If you are between

the ages of 8 and 11 you have a choice of racing a 65cc or

an 80cc dirtbike. If you are between the ages of 12 and 15

you could race in the 80 cc or 125 cc class. If you are 16

years old or older you can race 125cc dirtbikes or larger.

Secondly, there are also a wide variety of dirtbikes.

Some dirtbikes are modified to fit giant motorcycle engines...