I’ve been giving my riding technique a lot of thought recently. I’ve tried to get my weight distribution just right to get the perfect balance of front and rear wheel grip. The problem that’s occurred to me is that on downhill banked corners I’ve felt uncomfortably far forwards on the bike, with my head above … Continue reading Don’t over think it!
My last ride has left a big impression on me. I only rode locally but instead of timing my ride or parts of my ride I just concentrated on how the bike felt. I've ridden for so long that I don't really expect to develop any new trail skills. I ride in the same way … Continue reading Trail skills.
You can just sit on a mountain bike and steer it along the trail. It's an enjoyable way to see the countryside. If, however, you want to improve your speed and general competence you need to become one with the bike. The bike has to be an extension of your body through which you sense … Continue reading Becoming one with the bike.
On my last ride I went to Healey Nab and rode 3 laps with no aim other than to go for a ride. I decided it would be better to have more structure to my ride this time and with little rain for around a fortnight I knew the trails would be improving. This meant … Continue reading A quality ride.
Many full time workers would hesitate to describe Monday as the best day of the week. When I worked full time I worked for myself which is a different to working for a big business. I had to turn up at my restaurant on a Monday, usually working 6 days a week. Saturday was the … Continue reading The best day of the week.
Not a ride report today, but a bit of what I've learned over my biking life. It's the corners which determine how quick you'll be on a twisty track You can pedal as hard as you like but you'll never make up for what you lose if you enter the corners too slowly. Of course … Continue reading How to corner faster.