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    Riding Kryptonite....what's yours?

    Everyone has their strengths fer sure....some climb like billy goats on crack...others have effortless flow...

    and some are freaking technicians casually rolling over the most heinous crap all calm and smug (i hate those guys)..

    BUT everyone has a weakness....downhill left handed switchbacks? Creek Crossing? Technical climbs?

    For me - I have absolutely ZERO sense of direction. none, nada.....nothing. It's horrible. really bad....like can't find my way out of a paper bag horrible.


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    Anything that breaks my momentum just kills me. Our local trails are pretty fast and flowly as long as you keep up momentum. But if something happens like a fall, a deep mud puddle, a slower biker. Im toast. Takes forever to get back into my groove.
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    I really don't like climbing in general, but the climbs that really get me are later into a ride that I forget about or don't know are there. When I know I have to start with a long climb (which is the case with most of our riding here in Utah), I mentally prepare for it and deal with it (slowly but surely, of course). But there are a few rides with a climb jumping up in the middle or toward the end, and those just break my spirit!

    In a terrain park or downhill run, it is steep or lipped dirt jumps. Don't mind dropoffs, ledges, rock gardens or roots, ladders, or all of that (reasonably sized, of course). But those lipped jumps freak me out every time.
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    Everything. I suck at everything related to bike riding. I enjoy technical climbs but I'm not good at them. I have a baller sense of direction though.

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    Anything man made be it a bridge or a boardwalk. I just have to fall off.

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    Wooden bridges. The smallest, shortest, and most seemingly innocent - own me big time.
    From front wheel wash-outs at speed, to stall & falls, I've been hurt more on these lil' faackers more than any tech section. Anyone know a bridge therapist?
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    Skinnies and wood bridge crossings. Also I never seem to have enough of water, just go through 100oz containers like its a sip.

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    Little paper clip men that weigh 75 lbs. less than me and put out more watts.

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    mud. i hate everything about it.

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    Too much beer before riding makes me fall down. Sometimes makes me nap as well.

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    I agree on steep lipped jumps.
    I learned to ride on moto tracks way way back, so for jumps I like long floaters as opposed to moon-shots.
    I just can't seem to ride a long-travel bike off of a steep lippy jump without getting bucked, kicked and generally bent outta shape. Give me a medium face, or somethin natural and I'm all over it.

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    Being behind other riders. Missing sweet flowing sections of single track, jumps or fun corners because some weekend warrior is riding his brakes half a mile at a time with headphones in or just won't move out of the way. It sounds terribly elitist, I know. But, it's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    Everything. I suck at everything related to bike riding. I enjoy technical climbs but I'm not good at them. I have a baller sense of direction though.
    I have that exact skill set as well.

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    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    Thinking too much. Deciding to stop and comtemplate a difficult section and thinking myself out of it. My kryptonite is in the form of icky mush housed within my skull.

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    Loooong, dragging climbs - really not built for them, but fair a little better on the shorter, more technical climbs.
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    alcohol and women.


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    Living in the middle of flatland Iowa.

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    work

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    more specifically, getting home at 7pm after a long day and not having the energy to do anything...

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    Downhill right-hand switchbacks, and prolonged climbs.

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    Edit / double post.
    Last edited by DIRTJUNKIE; 07-10-2012 at 11:07 PM.
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    Hey CHUM I don't feel so bad now that I know I'm not the one who can't find my way out of my driveway without my G.P.S.Not only my sense of direction sucks but my climbing ability is about as good as a Sloth.
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    Exposure. Crashing doesn't frighten me unless I might crash off the edge of a cliff.
    Sand sucks my mojo right out of me.
    And downhill right-handed switchbacks. I swear I've spent hours practiced tight right turns on the flats, but for some reason I'm still more comfortable turning left. It's weird. And my friends who know my political leanings would find great irony in that.

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    my ego.

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