Proof that my timing is not what it should be
I've been riding a local pump track in the week, it made going to the forest very interesting as I realised that I'm too high on the bike in my "ready" position - I need my arms and legs to be more bent so I can pump downward to gain traction and speed down the trail.
I think I'm also rising up (or not squatting down far enough) when I move my weight back to initiate a hop as once the front wheel is in the air I end up bringing my feet up by bending my knees, which brings the rear wheel up - rather than straightening my legs as I jump upward.
I also noticed that I'm bending forward from my lower back, I need to bend forward at the hips so my back is straighter, arms bent, and my weight is more evenly distributed over the two axles.
Tell me about it. Absolutely horrible luck this week in the game of bike.
I found taking short videos of what I was doing really helpful, used one of these type of things to attach my phone to a tree stump:
How does Five Ten sizing compare to Rapha shoes? Particularly the Explore shoes?
Which do already have?
Too big for me, nice colour though.
The Explores, moved to flats on the Kona and my Saucony A8s don't provide confidence inspiring grip on the pedals and I'm shredding the soles to bits.
Were you on the single speed?
On the off chance anyone (knows anyone who) is selling a Cotic Solaris Max (the longshot version) frame, size L, please let me know...
Thats my size. What you after? I could do with some flats.
Would you post. Sadly I'm not around the corner anymore.
Nope. Decided that I wanted gears. Errors made.
You're welcome to them, however I will admit that my desire to visit the post office is a negative number.
@BareNecessities wtf is 'downcountry' ?!
A niche within a niche within a niche
Essentially a 120mm (ish) travel XC, or lightweight trail bike
who do I blame for this if not you?
Mike Levy at Pinkbike
You should definitely buy one though
@Dammit 's Scalpel would qualify as a DC bike
This is for everyone's benefit, rather than just a reply to you, but the post office 'click and drop' online service has been a good find for me. Print a label at home (obvs need a printer) and then drop it at a parcel post box.
Finding your nearest parcel post box is the challenge. Rather than a nice map, Royal Mail just have this massive list, but apparently their app has a finder function.
Felt quite smug dropping three things off the other day without having to interact with any germy members of the general populous.
Moved to the Post Office thread.
Jokes aside a good point though, at work our freaking gets collected, so just print the label, then chuck the parcel in the outgoing post. Done.
our freaking gets collected
our freaking gets collected
Here's my Brighton ride to hopefully inspire you to try again.
A slightly unsatisfactory edit as my video editor is playing up. It keeps on crashing and won't allow me to make anymore changes hence the botched ending but it gives you a great idea of the trails further south.
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