Yesterday, was the closing MTB event held in Malaysia. Its called Kayuh Lasak because you can expect to use all your mtb skills, jumping dropoff, fast downhill, sharp turns, rocks, dreadfull uphill and so on. Anyway this is the first year I joined Kayuh Lasak and its tough. You practically must cycle about 15km uphill on this course and mostly all the hills are steep, you either walk or cycle up if you can (most cant). The downhill is scaryyyy. It could be fast, drop offs, stairs and so on. Somehow during the race even pushing your bike could be exhausting because some of the trail is unrideable. There is a lot of carrying your bike and so on.
And for the first time I never know that going downhill could be soo exhausting, there was a 30-40 switchback turns, very exhausting for your hands to keep on holding the brake levers while steering the bike properly. My goal this year is to finish in the 100's out of 500 racers and finish the race by 12.00pm but at the last downhill I fell and injured my leg (deep cut), so I instead need to push my bike downhill and then cycle back to the finish line. I end up finishing the race 1pm and I got 100-150 placing afterwards I am sent to hospital to get my cut fixed.
Anyway can someone tell me how to cycle off a drop off because I always tend to lose control after dropping off (thats how I fell)