I just wanted to get peoples opinions on this topic. Do you believe that riding a dirt bike for 1 year before getting a road bike will really give you that much more experience when it comes to road riding??? My dad is saying he would prefer i ride in the scrub for 1 year before going onto the road. Just so you know yes i have ridden a dirt bike many times as my cousins and a few mates have owned them and i've spent many many many hours with them riding... My gripe is that i can understand where he is coming from and means well and yes he has owned over 22 motorbikes in his day but he hasn't ridden in about 15 years so i think the idea is alittle dated.....Now i understand it would help if you accidentally slid the back wheel of your road bike as you'd be used to the sensation gained from the trailies and control it better but that's about all i can see. Road bikes and Dirt Bikes behave in such a different manner that i don't think it will help. I think that after spending a full year in the dirt i will have to re-learn a technique of riding as it will be much different. With all that Aside i don't want to wait 1 year. I have the money and i'm ready to kill someone i'm so eager to get out there (have been for the last 18 months). Leave your thought!!!