Sunday, January 01, 2012
For me this ride will live long in my dreams and give me confidence to add to my repertoire.
I have not been the most techy rider in the past. In fact, I am pretty sure that I lose a ton of spots on downhills and corners. This fall, I decided to do something about that and work on those two skills. Nolan gave me a really good tip for cornering, which turned out to be the missing link for me. He said, " poop over a cliff". It works!
Then I set up my hardtail 26" trek single speed with a rigid fork and have been riding that all over Pisgah. Forcing me to watch my technique and move around on the bike more, loosening up my arms and putting more weight on my feet.
For a personal victory, I stayed on the bike for more of Farlow than I ever have before. It doesn't matter how much, or how far I made it. I'm not comparing myself to others, I just relish the fact that I improved in an area that I never thought I would!!
Happy New Year!!
Posted by My name is Stephen at 9:09 AM