i know there are some "tricks of the trade" in mtbing, other than just pedaling and weight distribution/physics.
so what are some effective techniques for turning? i read something about countersteer but the literature made me very confused. also what about body positions, etc? so far i only know to lean into the turn while trying to keep the bike straight...
and how about climbing? i find that when i put all/most of my weight forward the rear tire looses traction sometimes. any special tricks like how to arch the back or whatever?
how about carrying momentum into hills? lean forward and low, then sprint up the hill?
anything else? i'm looking to improve my riding efficiency as well as just new ways to have fun(faster descents, for example). =]