Ready to crash and risk injury? Then listen to people when they say “just go for it”, “it’s all about commitment”, “smash and prey”. Or whatever they think is useful for checking off some vanity obstacle. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌪🌟🌟✨✨
Instead be willing to create space for using a process. If you are unsure, take the time to become sure!! “Dry runs” or practice runs are not a commitment to completion. They are a careful study of the variables between you and riding that feature. Chunking up those things that stand in your way and slowly picking them apart till you’re left with the final moment of commitment is how you deal with a problem. If you still aren’t sure about that final move then there is still some chunk you have left to work on. Is it the speed, the angle of approach, your wheel lift, your confidence in the air or on landing.
If you allow yourself to use the process you’ll find the weak link and can work on that before making the final commitment. This may take minutes, weeks, or years. It may never happen. Focus on the process and you’ll judge yourself less based on a binary “did or didn’t” result.
Here I got to work with Misty the @allaboutbalancemtb owner on how to successfully beat this Qualifier in the trails of Santos FL. We did it both ways. She is a skilled rider who had just not figured out how to connect the dots. We Checked It out more carefully than usual, Chunked It up into sections to figure out speed and approach for set-up, then she began Connecting It by putting together, speed, angle, timing.
It’s so amazing seeing someone conquer something new so quickly!
Do your practice runs! Focus first on approach and slowly let your eyes and mind start seeing the solutions. Patience is paramount!
If you have a skill or feature you want to work on #TakeAimCycling can help you find success. Give us a shout!