- I totally suck at…..
I totally suck at….. Fitness, it’s sooo bad. I’m not a bad rider for the first 30 seconds.
It’s something i’ve been trying to work on this winter. I’ll know i don’t have what it takes to be super fit but if i can get to the top a bit fresher, i reckon 45 seconds could be on the cards. 😀
Happy enough with my riding in general but there’s one trail i ride, maybe once every 18 months, which makes me forget how to ride a bike. A nasty combo of steep, twisty, rocky and slippery. Oh, and narrow trees.
So fitness and mental fortitude then.Posted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
Going really fast
Trackstands (to a fashion)
Berms (to a fashion)
Riding beyond my skill level
DoublesPosted 4 years ago
Steep stuff (especially when wet)
Anything wooden and more than a foot off the ground
Actually being properly good at anythingmindmap3Member
Gap jumps give me the fear, although in generally ok on smaller ons. Flat or tight corners are my nemesis too, I can get round a berm on but suck at flat corners.
I can normally manual enough to get through a puddle but other than that I suck. Never been able to wheelie for more than a few pedal strokes.
Often struggle with trail centre jumps due to the lack of a lip. Most if the jumps I’m used to have decent lips whereas trail centre jumps need to be rollable so tend to need lots of speed to clear.Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
What do I suck at on a mountain bike? Everything and nothing.
Everything in the sense that I have limited fitness, hardly any bike handling skills and will walk down anything I find scary, which includes plenty of stuff that lots of other riders would rate as easy.
Nothing in the sense that I don’t care. I can still enjoy getting out and riding my bike in some beautiful scenery and I have no real interest in turning my leisure activity into another dick measuring contest.
I’ll probably continue to try and practice things like cornering, trackstands, wheelies and manuals as I think they will add to my enjoyment of the trail. But I’ll leave the daredevil stuff to those that enjoy it.Posted 4 years agodeanfbmMember
Low speed wet roots on flat/slightly pointing upwards ground.
How I tackle wet off camber roots and rocks is that I go fast enough that when my wheels start sliding they should find firm ground before I get dumped on my arse. Take the speed away, I don’t find the firm ground, I get dumped on my arse, atleast it’s low speed so not too painful.
Pretty poor at loose off camber steep in a controlled manner, I cant get the braking right. The moment I get a little worried about something, I just try to do it, normally going too fast and again get dumped on my arse. I try to control the speed with braking, but it always gets carried away from me. If I get down something steep, loose, off camber with lots of tight turns, it’s normally instinct and luck that gets me down, all game plans go out of the window.Posted 4 years agotomcanbefoundMember
ndthornton – Member
wheelies / manuals
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Yup, also doubles and probably jumping in general if i were to be honest but i think thats more of a confidence issue as i have hit some with no issues just so long as im not expecting it so dont have time to freak myself out about it beforehand…Posted 4 years ago
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