*I accidentally posted this a day early as I got carried away by blogtember. Sorry guys*
Blogtember Challenge: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered
I think the most useful advice that has stayed in my mind is to do with cycling. This may be because I’m often in a state of total fear, so anything that anyone ever says to me is either immediately forgotten or retained for ever more.
Look where you want to go, not what you want to hit
This is really obvious. If you lead with your head, your body (and bike) will follow. However, it often seems totally counterintuitive – you want to see what you’re about to hit! Mike at Gone Mountain-biking drilled this one into me when I had some lessons with him. He was so patient and understanding of my fear and general ineptitude!
Flow like water
This one I really struggle with. If going down something steep, technical, or scary, relax and flow like water. My OH often shouts it at me when behind me. It really works – but again – is often very hard to do!
- Ten top forests for cycling (theguardian.com)
- Gone mountain-biking (gonemountainbiking.com)
- An Ode to My Hardrock Pro (haveagoheroine.wordpress.com)