Up or downhill, what are you better at?
As title really, but I don’t really mean by comparison to others.
I’ve been riding for 20 years or so (makes me feel old does that!) Uphill, though I have got better, its downhill that has surpassed my expectations, I ride stuff now that I had no idea was possible 15 years ago. OK technology has improved but its not just that, I’m better downhill than I ever thought I would be…
… so what are you best at (in your opinion)?Posted 9 years agoslowmedownMember
5thElefant – Member
How do you decide what you’re best at unless you compare yourself to others?
I’m not sure! I don’t do the competition thing, I often ride on my own, but I do measure my own performance against myself, subjective I know, but how do you measure feeling and thats what I am trying to get at.Posted 9 years agonickcSubscriber
I’m OK at up. I can, for instance do the Whites climb in about 35 minutes on a good day, and it’s middle ring all the way, which is OK as far as I’m concerned. Down…It depends, I’m can Hoon down with the best of them (in a kind of out of control stylee) if I know the descent, it’s the steep techy nadgery stuff that bothers me, I just don’t get enough practice at it to be confident, I’ll get down, it’s just never fast or pretty. I’m useless at dealing with “stuff” (like big ‘ole drops and such) if I don’t know it’s coming up, my reactions aren’t fast enough to control fear, and just deal with it, so in the absence of talent, I just jam on the brakes, if I know it’s there, no worries…Posted 9 years agoI_AcheMember
I am one of the worst at riding uphill but I would say pretty ok at pushing up as I get a lot of practice.
As for DH I am much better and love the drops and tabletops but dont really get enough time to practice and get better.
Over the next 12 months I plan on improving my fitnes and getting some uplift days in.Posted 9 years agopinchesMember
i find most times riding “uphill” is a fitness race, i like nice technical rocky/rooty climbs that keep you entertained. it has been commented i am a good climber.
downhill i get a bit indesicive weather to commit to things or not, which normally ends in a crash. although i bought a play bike and it has improved my confidence on the XC bike when desendingPosted 9 years ago
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