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Scale710Scale710 Posts: 8
edited August 2018 in MTB general
I spent some of the weekend out on the bike, learning to do things that I have never done before and never, ever, envisaged doing, at any time.
Front wheel hopping from a track stand. Moderately OK. Room for lots of improvement.
Rear wheel hopping from a track stand. Abysmal. My first 'fall-off'. :D:D Won't be my last.
Riding across fields populated by horses. Rough ground with the upturned soil like rock.
(learned how much easier it is when standing on the pedals as opposed to sitting on the saddle.)
I now feel much more comfortable with the brakes and the gear changes. Very alien when I first started a week ago.
I had a go at riding up some very steep banks and down the other side. Not too bad. A good start but my confidence needs to build considerably
Experimented with doing very slow, very tight turns. Fell off twice, but I think I have got the hang of it.
Attempted to Manual. Not very good. A lot more practice required.
My bunny hops would have had a spectator in stitches.

But all in all - a good learning process. A long way to go, but it's a start.

I have set myself a target, that by Christmas I will be reasonably proficient.


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