We all love to send it big, and heck, I’ve nearly made a career for myself doing so, but we also need to be realistic about when it makes sense to take a big risk. If you find an obstacle that you don’t understand exactly how to ride, it’s a sign that you’re on the verge of getting hurt.
I had to swallow my pride and take a chill pill on this drop. I thought I’d really regret that, but as I sit here recovering from a recent concussion and separated shoulder, I’m pretty OK with walking this one. This day in Utah, I was tired after 3 days of riding and coaching. I hadn’t hit many Utah style drops like that on the new bike and fork. And I was in a bit of a rush to both beat the rain and catch a flight home that afternoon.
While editing this, I stumbled across a shot of local pro, and Redbull Rampage podium finisher, Logan Binggeli. Logan is riding the trail- and sure enough, he kept his wheels on the ground down the drop that I skipped. See that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW_CFaKqO0g Had I known that is the right way to ride that, well, I’d probably have done it! But I’m glad to have avoided the repercussions of not being truly prepared. And now that I know how to ride that line- I’ll be back!
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Four years back, I for sure would have sent it off this thing!
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- Aggressive braking: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29579507
- Confidence for mountain biking: https://www.patreon.com/posts/28817411
- Cornering: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27981205
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