- How often do you fall off?
staying off the brakes when it gets dicey is the best way to stay on your bike.
Theres an element of truth to this, right?
I seem to bottle nearly every drop I come across these days, and its touching the brakes that scrubs my speed and has me crashing more often than not.
Although, being a fat lad means if im not at least dragging a brake on a decent, them im hitting warp factor 9 and its going to end in tears regardless..
I reckon I need another day with Jedi to get my head right after cracking my knee on a piddly 2ft drop this summer – its blown my confindence. And its only 300yds from my house at the start of every ride I go on! I’m still taking the walk of shame when I approach it.. 😳Posted 4 years agoCheezpleezSubscriber
I had one of those out of the blue offs last night. Riding narrow track between bushes and barbed wire at dusk I failed to see the substantial sawn off branch protruding into the trail and rode into it at speed. First I knew was my hand punching the tree and my hip hitting the deck. Ouch! Actually got off pretty lightly.
I hate unseen trail obstacles.
The ride before that I decided to roll a jump because I didn’t have enough speed to launch it. It was a gap jump. D’oh!
I crash fairly frequently. Like the pros. Ahem.Posted 4 years agoB.A.NanaMember
Don’t think I’ve fallen off since I went On a course which all centred around weight always on your BB and always riding your bike so as if you let go of the handlebars you wouldn’t fall backwards or forwards. However, I always seem to end a ride covered in blood, from thorns, chainrings or something else.Posted 4 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
“Don’t think I’ve fallen off since I went On a course which all centred around weight always on your BB and always riding your bike so as if you let go of the handlebars you wouldn’t fall backwards or forwards”
Another top that. Light hands balance on your feet.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
I_Ache – Member
I crash on the BFe the most, normally over the bars!
Its the forks. You need forks with more compression support. Maybe you should swap them for some new Pikes?
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Not likely! I’m very happy with my old Z1’s tah.
If I’m too tight to fork out (no pun intended) for posh forks for my Rune I’m not going to drop that sort of money on my second bike. I’m putting it down to lack of skill not the tools.Posted 4 years agopjm84Member
Tonight, and it hurt. Clipped a tree, OTB, and landed on my own fist in the chest. Fist won.
Last Sunday at Swinley. Followed a mate too close, he slammed into the corner, a left drop down and away, I launched it off the corner. OTB and the front wheel collapsed when it came back onto the trail. Stood on it to straighten it and continued riding. Got away quite lightly with that one.Posted 4 years agomatt1986Member
Had a few big offs recently mostly silly ones or other people’s fault but its hit my confidence big time because they have all been in the last 4 weeks. I’m trying to get my confidence back but struggling. What’s everyone else’s tips? I’ve never lost confidence before on the bike and its doing my nut inPosted 4 years ago
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