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    My new mantra!

    I'm new to mountain biking, so I'm learning every ride! I've heard people say "light hands and heavy feet", but I've never thought about it much while riding until today. On the downhill parts of my ride today I started focusing on having light hands and heavy feet and it made a huge difference! I felt so much more comfortable and balanced on the bike! I felt like I didn't need to use my breaks as much and I was faster going threw corners! Which made my ride a lot of fun! So my new mantra during my learning stages of riding is LIGHT HANDS AND HEAVY FEET! I hope everybody had a good ride today!
    Whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Nice, whatever works for you too have an awesome time out there! I find that just never using my brakes works for me

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    Works for me too, I read Brian Lopes book a couple of months back and it's helped me massively!
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    That's quite a brake threw
    No moss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Works for me too, I read Brian Lopes book a couple of months back and it's helped me massively!
    It is a great book. Well worth a read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    That's quite a brake threw

    For twenty monies I can learn you gooder English...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    That's quite a brake threw
    Hmm I sense some sarcasm there but for me it really was a break threw.
    Whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowkey1505 View Post
    Hmm I sense some sarcasm there but for me it really was a break threw.
    Just making light of the English. It should be a break through.
    Brakes are the things on the bike that slow you down or stop you (with reference to the original post) and not breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalom View Post
    Just making light of the English. It should be a break through.
    Brakes are the things on the bike that slow you down or stop you (with reference to the original post) and not breaks.
    lol yeah I know what you meant man, I thought it was jeffw-13 who was being sarcastic, its all good.
    Whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Ya just bustin' your balls
    No moss...

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    I am not new at mountain biking but I found that going thru sand sucks! I am trying to learn to go thru it without having to clip out of my pedals.. sometimes i dont clip out fast enough and get a face full of sand! LOL.. its all fun thou.

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