Okay, so I am fairly new to the MTB thing (a roadie at heart). I will always be somewhat limited by fear (just my nature) so it is not like I am bombing through the local trail at top speeds . . . but I am a decent rider and somewhat strong so I get around okay.
What is the deal with tree roots? I have had several near wrecks with them and today I went down hard. As in around a turn with tree roots slanting down (like opposite of a banked turn). Front tire slides out and down I go. I am fine, bike is fine, but these damn roots. Not wet or anything.
I know only practice makes me better - but any tips on roots? I ride with a guy that has little to no cycling experience and he goes over them like they are not there. Our tires are plenty similar . . . bike are both hardtails - mine a decent bit lighter but maybe a higher flex shock, our weight is similar and we ride about the same speed.