2011 was a good riding year for me. I managed to get myself into good enough shape to ride a century and some metric centuries with a 20 MPH average. I can only hope to have another year where I can ride like that. However, with some added speed and a desire to finish strong I started trying to descend faster, which has had a bad effect. Now I am in fear during a descent.
My fear comes from thinking about something going wrong with the bike or my bike handling. How do I make myself think positive about descending?