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    Riding on narrow boards?

    Where I ride there are lots of muddy spots. Most of them just have some narrow (~5") boards over the thick deep mud. About half the time I can ride over without going off of the boards and in to the mud, but often I end up in the mud about 3/4 the way across (about 8-10 feet). I have tried looking further out in front of me and also directly in front of my wheel and doesn't seem to change anything. Is there a way for me to increase my bike control so that I can stay on these boards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemmy999
    Where I ride there are lots of muddy spots. Most of them just have some narrow (~5") boards over the thick deep mud. About half the time I can ride over without going off of the boards and in to the mud, but often I end up in the mud about 3/4 the way across (about 8-10 feet). I have tried looking further out in front of me and also directly in front of my wheel and doesn't seem to change anything. Is there a way for me to increase my bike control so that I can stay on these boards?
    Go to the lumberyard, get a couple of 2x6s, put them in your yard or driveway, and practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemmy999
    Where I ride there are lots of muddy spots. Most of them just have some narrow (~5") boards over the thick deep mud. About half the time I can ride over without going off of the boards and in to the mud, but often I end up in the mud about 3/4 the way across (about 8-10 feet). I have tried looking further out in front of me and also directly in front of my wheel and doesn't seem to change anything. Is there a way for me to increase my bike control so that I can stay on these boards?
    Check out this thread,

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=94195

    Its about riding on logs but the same ideas apply.

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    Thanks for the tips.

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