Way to go PixieChik!! Thats a similar attitude that i'm trying to adopt....I'm so used to biking alone because I didn't want to slow anyone down and only seemed to meet friendly, but fast and intimidating riders. I also didn't want to get injured riding by myself trying a jump or a rockgarden at a decent speed. I always opted out of the harder descents or burned the brakes downhill. Until I moved and started biking with some other people, I didn't know how to handle the technical aspects until I saw people in front of me do it and then I was faced with the same challenge. Youtube videos can only teach you so much : )
Originally Posted by PixieChik
I also always choose to dismount left. New goal: ride a log and dismount right
If its not a bumpy ride, I'm not interested.
I am working at speed and cornering, as well as control when landing bigger jumps and drops. Getting better at dh technical has made me a stronger xc rider. Hill climbing is geting easier in platforms.
The local dh parks are opening soon so I am excited to test my skills again.
Eat your veggies
I've gone on several group rides now, and I get a little faster and better with each ride. Even when I'm alone I'm more likely to tackle challenges, such as hills I had previously assumed I couldn't ride up.
I am going to make a trip to the nearest downhill park and hire a coach for the day to work on the DH technical. Can't wait!
Was trying to remember my goals for 2012 as I think about 2013. Bumping this up in case anyone else wondering same.