I was wondering if anyone had any pointers on riding roots.
Specifically there is a pretty technical trail that I like to ride, that climbs up the front side of a mountain and bombs down the backside. The climb up is on singletrack switchbacks. Several sections of the switchbacks are going perpendicular to the fall line, and there are prominent roots stretching across the trail and downhill. It has been fun to try to ride this climb as cleanly as possible, but I could use some pointers. I rode the trail a week and a half ago and there was a heavy dew on the trail. All of the roots were slick, and several times my rear tire slipped down the root and down the fall line pitching me off the side of the bike. I tried riding the high line, the middle line and the low line, but did not notice any big difference. I also tried weighting my wheels differently, but I did not have any great success.