THE FIRST TIME MATT BROGHT HIS GIRL ON ONE OF OUR RIDES, I was glad we weren't in a hurry. We went over to Laguna. Somehow the trail I suggested as kinda technical had turned a lot gnarlier than I remembered. Like all you could do was just skid and hope for the best or walk.
But, as they say, that was then and today was now.
6 months later.
Start with her leading us up the first climb. Well, I've gotten used to that. She's significantly faster now... with plenty of crowns to prove it.
Then, I suggest we try out a new trail. Matt said he rode it a long time ago and it's kinda steep. I'm stoked because I want to test out my new dropper post on my new bike.
The trail turns out to have a number of very steep drops with ruts down the middle that you either have to skid and hope or walk.
Guess who rode it like a boss?
Yeah, the girl... mom of 3, 4 if you include Matt.
A lot of people have taken up bike riding in the last 6 months, and they're a lot better through dedication and practice and keeping it fun. Most of it because someone in their life took the time to show them how to ride.
But, you ask... How does one ride sillysteep drops with ruts?
Well, it's really quite simple.
Relax, let the bike roll and stay focused on the ridable parts of the trail.
The body follows the head, the eyes lead the way.
Look were you want to go...
... and ride your bike often.
It's always good advice.
And, I know if you're anything like me you're encouraging your family and friends to get out and ride. Get control of their health. Have a ton of dawgawn fun.
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