Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drop D, Dec 15, 2008.
This is great information...thanks for posting!
Jonny427, I think you are regarding to the trail conservation method of cornering known as the 'late apex'.
Drop D, I know what you mean about friend(s) not throwing in a helping hand during the learning curve. Only for me, by the time I felt comfortable riding downhill, my friend seemed to have risen to an even higher level:
At least he waits...
Great links folks, very useful...I also just saw some awesome footage on Youtube...type in "63rd Street, Boulder, CO...and watch the fun!!
Thanks guys I am an newbie and found this stuff super helpful!
thanks alot for the info ..great for a noob like me
thanks that was helpful
Added 2 new Links
Bumping this Thread for all the NEWBIES!
Ride hard, Ride Safe, Boys and Girls
BIKESKILLS Instructional Videos
We have created and posted a series of basic instructional videos at www.bikeskills.com Our videos can also be viewed on many other cycling sites, incuding bicycling.com, Pinkbike and of course, YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/bikeskills.
Our objective is to continue the series to include more free videos, featuring mountain biking's top professionals. Right now the focus on basic skills for trail to all mountain riding. If you have any suggestions on specific skills or conditions you feel would help the mainstream rider become a safer, more confident rider, please contact us at [email protected]
:beer::clap::beer: I keep watching BikeSkills videos over and over!
Here's some more Very basic Info's for all beginners!
But taking a class such as BikeSkills is greatly encouraged.
Thank you. Just the info I was looking for.
Linked here by a admin to help with fear on steep and rocky terrain. I'm not seeing the link for dealing with the mental blocks for scary terrain riding. Did i miss it? Bike skills are completely different than dealing with fear and mental blocks which can get you hurt even more than lack of skill. Anyone have links on mental preperation?
Just added this one:
Breakthrough Your Mental Barriers To Achieve XC Mountain Bike Success
Not sure if this is what your looking for but I added these also!
Bikeskills.com: How to Ride Steep Terrain
Basic Tips on Steep Terrain Downhill Mountain Biking
How to Mountain Bike Downhill
STOPPING THE NEGATIVE THOUGHT SPIRAL
No, you didn't miss it, but I will add some. If you find any good ones, let me know and I can add them.
Thanks for the ADD Denmo! :wave:
Thank you for adding the links especially the last one since that's one of my challenges at this time.
Besides words from the pros, how do others here on STR deal with mental block and fear?
Hmm, just experience worse fear? I dunno how to explain it well, but once you go through rougher stuff, many things just seem like no big deal.
I will do some searching and see what I can find.
New Article on Anne Hjelle - After the mountain lion attack, she beat fear
I find riding with better riders and watching their line helps me most. You gotta think, if their bike can roll through a section so can yours.
I would say start a thread to get other members opinions, but, since you did that and its obvious that you only require the search function to find your answer, it was closed :-k. Sorry 8-[.
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