Struggling with turns.

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chez_m356
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Re: Struggling with turns.

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 00:12 am

cooldad wrote:
Jedi wrote:riding a mtb is not as hard as people try to make out.

What do you know? It takes unbelievable skill, superhuman strength, cat like reflexes, nerves of steel, oodles of raw talent, olympian fitness, a team of F1 class mechanics to prep your cutting edge equipment and seriously round rubbery tyres.

All of which I lack, except for the rubbery tyres.

are you referring to the bike here or yourself :wink: :D
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Re: Struggling with turns.

Postby cooldad » Sat Oct 06, 2012 15:59 pm

I do have a bit of a spare tyre.
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Re: Struggling with turns.

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 18:03 pm

cooldad wrote:I do have a bit of a spare tyre.

nah, thats just your emergency energy reserve :)
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Re: Struggling with turns.

Postby screemin187 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 19:11 pm

I found all of the above interesting and useful, being kind of aware that my turns weren't perfect as a newbie. I have tried to apply my experience as a motorbike rider to the whole thing which has really helped and pretty much what has been said here by the more experienced riders. Theres an old thing about riding motorbikes which i think helps me ride harder on my mtb and thats focus/look directly where you want to go (to a degree that lasercock thing lol) Don't look at the apex or any other object, focus on the exit and pedal like hell, as a new rider your body will settle into whats the most comfortable way of achieving this as you get faster, keep the eyes focused on the exit, relax and pedal, speed and confidence will come

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Re: Struggling with turns.

Postby felix.london » Sun Oct 07, 2012 09:48 am

screemin187 wrote:I have tried to apply my experience as a motorbike rider to the whole thing


Except the whole leaning with the bike part I hope :wink:
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