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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 3:17 PM    Quote and Reply


no wonder i feel like shit everytime i go bt...

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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 3:49 PM    Quote and Reply


my 50 cents:

- tires: 2.1 at least up front, lower psi somewhere in the 30's unless you are super overweight (more traction, front not skipping around = more confidence and control)

- lower saddle height. roadie position of front bias prone to endos

- loosen spds (easier to unclip = more confidence)

get that butt off the saddle. move the bike around underneath you

conserve momentum (ease off brakes)

and the breathing thing also very important like what anvil said. uphill gasp for breath, downhill hold your breath, sure hyperventilate. humming a song in your mind helps...


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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 4:01 PM    Quote and Reply


http://the-se7en.webs.com/apps/videos/videos/view/2455073-se7en-freeride-bt

Bt is fun. see this video! take note.. the video only shows the downs of bt.. heh heh....

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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 5:59 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by DirtBags: no wonder i feel like shit everytime i go bt..."

Nah, your problem is too many ciggys before, during and after ride


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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 6:25 PM    Quote and Reply


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Nah, your problem is too many ciggys before, during and after ride

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but .. it helps in shitting and relieves pain! hahahahahahahahha

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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 7:32 PM    Quote and Reply


When you get to a down section and if in case you find it a bit technical, you (cordia) may want to leave your bike for a moment and walk down to survey the section to get an idea of the line you'd take. But don't over-think it. And don't worry too much if you miss your intended line. Just try to keep your momentum, and try to shift your weight to the rear,...and try not to e-brake in the middle of the slope or you'll endo. Folks usually fall when they get scared and try to slow down too fast/too soon. Anyway, the BT downs are rideable...and FUN...how I wish there were more of them...

 

...another thing you may also consider is to SAFELY hang-around these technical sections for a while just to see how other folks do it, like which lines they take or how fast they can go, or even the mistakes they make. But let me reiterate that you do this "SAFELY", at a good SAFE distance, at a good SAFE spot. Make sure you are not getting in the way of the riders as you observe them...

 

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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 8:59 PM    Quote and Reply


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Nah, your problem is too many ciggys before, during and after ride

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damn! its even in ur vid lah.....Nice vid by the way.


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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 9:01 PM    Quote and Reply


Wow guys, thanks!

All advice noted :)

I was advised to try Trail 15 to start off, any input on this too?


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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 9:34 PM    Quote and Reply


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wow, looks good!


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Posted on: 17th Mar 2009 10:35 PM    Quote and Reply


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Wow guys, thanks!

All advice noted :)

I was advised to try Trail 15 to start off, any input on this too?

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Relatively easier than BT but then half of it are parts of old disused roads that has cracked and gotten uneven with roots and gravel over time. Not really offroad if  you ask me. Only one notable climb on the entire stretch.

Tampines would be a good starting point too (at least for now). Just hope the rain has stopped and its dry enough by weekend. Its rideable when wet but the stink from the mud there is something I rather not have to deal with and if u are lazy and dont wash, parts and paintwork corrode fast due to nature of the soil from there.

 


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