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All I Really Need To Know, I Learned While Mountainbiking

Borrowing from All I Really Need To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten...

All I Really Need To Know, I Learned While Mountainbiking:

  • Stay focused on the best line. If you keep looking at that big gnarly rock, you will hit it!

  • Sometimes when you hit a rough patch, it's best to lay off the brakes and just keep rolling!

  • If you keep pedaling, you'll make it to the top.

  • What goes down, will (eventually) go back up.

  • Remember to stop and enjoy the view every now and then.

What other inspirational words can you think of?


Blogger blackmountaincycles said...

Keep your feet relaxed. It's impossible to keep your body relaxed when your feet are like fists.

You have "X" amount of traction available to you. You can use up "X" with either braking, acceleration, or cornering. Using more of one, you have to give up an equal amount of the other two.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Gino Zahnd said...

• Keep yer weight to the back of, or behind the saddle when descending over steep/bumpy/rocky stuff. Also works when going over aforementioned rocky patches.

• Laugh more, holler more, goof off more!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Marco Velo said...

Take time to pick your lines. Go at your own pace and don't overextend yourself. (As said above) keep your weight back, lower your and seat for downhills. Last spring while going over some very techical rockyness in El Corte Madera preserve my front wheel caught a rut at the wrong time and I went over, landing on and dislocating my shoulder (inward) not fun experience. Don't forget the ibuprofin. (this definitely helps while on the way to your local emergency room)

9:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

- Momentum covers a multitude of sins.
- Walking is an honorable decision.
- You may never look quite as good as the folks in the videos, but who cares! (Also works for other, um, pursuits...)
- When you are able to get very close to wildlife, you are doing it right.
- Pause before you get totally worked, get riding again before you get cold, drink before you are thirsty and bring some real food to eat.

3:10 PM  

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