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I ride a lot commuting but on holidays decided to taste downhill for the first time and was planning on 4A in thailand...
Got told only 4C was running...
The rest is history never crashed on the jumps...
Gloves protection gear everything...
4 slow crashes, Body sore for 3 days (not from minor crashes), hands/fingers become useless, blisters on hands for weeks...
And I almost went of a cliff that nobody told me about...
One of the instructors (first shift road rider) went flying over the handle bars on one of the jumps and landed in the trees he could have complications for a while...
I would just like to say that I could not stop talking about the experience for days I felt like I had been to the end of the earth...
Is this normal?
So you want more of it?
I think in moderation...
That level is way to hardcore for a whole day unless its with a group of mates...
Maybe a few times a year but not a monthly gig...
Wonderful what adrenaline can do.
Pretty much. MTB is something way more primal than pootling about on hotmix.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
How old are you, NewBike? Seems to be a youngster's past time, DH.
Most of the downhillers I occasionally ride with are mid-40s. What they do is way too wild for me!
The techy stuff in the first half of this is about my limit
Apologies for the extended views of my top tube, didn't realise I'd bumped the camera for a bit on the clipstack.
"People have a right to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Evidence must be located, not created, and opinions not backed by evidence cannot be given much weight." -- James W Loewen
Does look great fun, TG, but would you call that course downhill or XC?
The local AM/DH guys tend to ride more gap jumps and drop-offs - too scary for me!
As a relative newcomer to cycling, I went to Lysterfield for the first time last night and endlessly chose B-lines. I have a family to support and job to hold down, not wear a cast as a badge of honour!
You made the right choice. Injuries suck.
I do the same at new tracks. Heck, i even do it first time around on my home track after heavy rain events like we had last week. The track changes dramatically and i hate surprises A lot of the approaches are blind unfortunately.
The trick with the challenging stuff is to start small somewhere else and build up.
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