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    what is your greatest weakness as a rider?

    mine is descending very steep, rough sections at night. going through super technical sections bring me off the bike and on to my feet as well.

    what are yours?

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    If I get over a difficult up n down, but just barely, (or don't even get over it) I will chicken out on it for the next bunch of times I come to it.

    tied with:

    Not landing jumps right and wrecking, even small ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    mine is descending very steep, rough sections at night. going through super technical sections bring me off the bike and on to my feet as well.
    exact opposite here... greatest weakness is fitness/pedaling/climbing

    steep/rough/loose/chunky downhill riding (day or night) is my comfort zone

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    I stink at going down tight switchbacks which is what my local trails have.

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    I can't bunny hop. I try and try and try harder. Just can't seem to get more than a couple inches.

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    Poor reflexes, crappy sense of balance and too fat.

    Tim

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    When I get tired, my technique goes all to hell and I end up not clearing things I should be able to easily handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    When I get tired, my technique goes all to hell and I end up not clearing things I should be able to easily handle.
    This.......

    and another big one in my long list of weaknesses........tight, downhill, slow speed, right hand switchbacks. Can do left no problem but right is hard for me.

    Also, forgetting to breathe in sketchy techy bits, and thusly blowing my cardio.

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    Manuals and bunny hopping.

    Good at technical and climbing. Getting better at cornering. Had to relearn on my 29er after 25 years riding a 26.

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    I suck at anything technical, and some of it guys
    here would think is easy.

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    My greatest weakness seems to be that I suck at riding bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Poor reflexes, crappy sense of balance and too fat.

    Tim
    Quote Originally Posted by uglyguy2 View Post
    My greatest weakness seems to be that I suck at riding bicycles.
    Pretty much sums it up for me.

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    Climbing, descending, and cornering.

    Oh, and going fast.

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    My mind!

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    Wind. It doesn't take much to put me deep into aenerobia. Over the years it's gotten better, but it's always a struggle. Hence, my tag.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Beer. It has the strange property of increasing the effects of gravity in a manner proportional to the amount consumed in the days prior to any given ride.


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    I'm too old.

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    I found out this past weekend that I don't bounce as well as I used to. Nursing a separated shoulder.

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    Climbing and fear.....

    I just don't climb very well anymore. No matter where I am, I just drift back to the end of the pack on any type of long climb. Oh, hell, I never climbed very well! I also fear crashing hard. Right now I'm recovering form what was probably a broken rib from a crash three weeks ago. Not that it kept me off the bike but I do have a fear of a bad crash ending my season. Sucks to get old as they say!

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    Narrow bridges with no sides. Total mental hang up. Narrow trails with a steep drop off to one side. I want to bunny hop!!

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    weakness: cornering, big drops, hucking jumps, and climbing.... but i Love tight, technical, rocky, rooty downhill stuff!
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    what is your greatest weakness as a rider?

    1. Picking the wrong lines, esp through technical stuff.
    2. Not carrying enough speed through technical stuff.
    3. Carrying momentum through turns properly.
    4. Cleaning my bike all the time.
    Please donate to IMBA or your local chapter. It's trail karma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    Pretty much sums it up for me.
    Me too. Plus I'm a total pu$$y.

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    Having my feet restrained in the pedals. I mentally cannot overcome not being free to quickly plant a foot. I've only given it a brief chance once but scared the crap outa me.

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    Ability to push myself is another. I get out and ride, but often not nearly as hard as I should. Yeah, not all rides need to be "workouts", but I often feel after a ride that I should have pushed harder, rode a little further, tried a little better at a climb, ect.

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