It's still a little bit muddy* around here so I've been riding some of the steeper trails because they drain better and fewer people are stupid enough to try to ride them. Anyway, there's one somewhat forgotten old run which cuts down the side of a fairly steep hill and has some very tight switchbacks on loose wet dirt with roots in all the wrong places. Last night my intended awesomeness degenerated into foot-down mincing and/or dismounting when faced with the tightest steepest corners - I just couldn't see a way of getting around them without falling down the hillside. Gurus of gnarr, advice please!
* Massive understatement