Speed; it’s something we all seek when we’re on our bike. We train our muscles to push faster on the flats, stronger up hills and to take the ‘hover’ position for miles while we cruise downhill.
Another part of being speedy is NOT falling.
I’m pretty good at all the other stuff – but falling is my pitfall. Let’s put it this way, if I’m out with my regular riding guys and I fall, no one comes to help me up. They’re all so used to it. (But they wait patiently for me to dust myself off.)
Recently, I’ve been mountain biking in my comfort-zone… not really challenging my skills. Well, that kind of backfired when I meet up with some new friends to ride new trails. It’s not that it was super technical, it’s just that my skills game was NOT on (and hasn’t been for some time).
As with anything in life, it’s important to know when to call in the professionals. It’s past time to get that one-on-one session scheduled with my skills coach.
Rocky switchbacks… I’ll master you soon enough!