- Nov 29, 2007
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speaking of hucking, when we going back to Highland?
I may be riding Vietnam this weekend or next with some guys that know where all the fun stuff is, you intrested?
And while it is a very small & lame rock feature, Brian is still too affraid to ride down it :razz:
This thread is funny to read back through.
Personally I think I've gotten a lot better about just going for it and not over thinking it too much. Speed and no hesitation are often the key!
A few days ago I rode Trumbull with a large group of animals. I thought I'd just tag along in the back and watch them do crazy stuff. Well they'd have none of that and encouraged me to try stuff that was outside of my comfort zone. I certainly didn't jump right into things, but I rolled 3 big rollers that I thought were beyond me after a little coaching on the right approach and what not (and maybe a couple of dry runs on the lead in). My heart was racing, but I felt great after each one! I also rode a few of techy sections that I may of balked at on my own, but since the group was just rolling right through I didn't really have a choice to stop. One section I remember in particular because the first time I rode there (a couple of months ago) we stopped and my guides explained the line and showed me what to do. I really had to convince myself to try it. On this ride I just did it, no planning, just go.
It was a very confidence building ride, I can't wait to go back!
One thing I want to work more on is going up stuff. There's a very steep rock up at the Rez that's probably 4 feet tall or so(?). When you're riding up to the rock it looks like a wall. Last year I started riding up to it like I was gonna try, but bailed at the last moment every time. This year I've ridden there twice. The first time I went for it and got right to the crest of top, but didn't give that little extra to get on top. The second time I knew to start pedaling once I got my front wheel up there, the rear tire slipped a couple of times, but I persisted and made it. Now my goal is to make it more cleanly, and do more stuff like that.
I do need to make it back to Case. I'm not sure on a full on play ride though. I still like to get some pedaling in. The last play ride I went on was a little too much sessioning for me. That was the good thing about the Trumbull ride, we got plenty of techy stuff, but not much in the way of sessioning. That group just kept moving, fast! I suppose the play rides are where you really make progress though...