- Never expect an easy ride when you head out to new trails. Today, I went to Robles Pass Trails Park. I've ridden there before, but went further today. When "Pass" is in the name, you can expect technical ascents and descents. I found them today.
- If you are not mentally prepared for technical stuff, do not go to a technical area. You have to be focused for a technical MTB ride. If you are not, you will either get hurt or get frustrated and not enjoy your ride.
- Trust in your equipment. If you have a decent steed, your bike can handle more than you think it can. You are limited by your abilities, and even more so by your mind (experience).
- Go tubeless if you can. Either with tubeless-ready wheels, or with a Stans No-Tubes Conversion kit. I was averaging 1 flat/ride for my first five rides. Switched to no-tubes, and haven't had a flat since (over 20 rides).
Friday, May 7, 2010
we were drinking, drinking, drinking, drinking coca coca cola...
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