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Old 05-22-07, 05:26 AM
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Trails

Here in our city we have a huge bike park that our city made us but then we also have a bigger bike park thats back in the woods but about two years ago i was back there and was going to attempt some of these jumps so i got what i thought was enough speed and hit the first one and cased it went over the handle bars and broke my arm in three places. so the following year i didnt ride much at all but this year i wanna get back into trails but im scared. are there any tips or suggestions as i wanna get better and hit bigger jumps with bigger gaps but im just scared of breaking bones again.
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Old 05-22-07, 05:26 AM
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Old 05-22-07, 05:35 AM
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thanks. Im going to probably go up there today after i get out of school and see what it looks like because i havent been there in like a year.
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Old 05-22-07, 06:07 AM
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Hit smaller jumps first.
Take pictures of the spot.
If you case, pull up more, go faster, or push through the lip and stay lower...
Don't be afraid to ditch your bike if you aren't going to land smooth.
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Old 05-22-07, 06:37 AM
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ok, thanks
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Old 05-22-07, 01:00 PM
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You get over the fear after a while. I know the feeling. I'm still a bit scared.
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Old 05-22-07, 01:13 PM
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You get over the fear after a while. I know the feeling. I'm still a bit scared.
Does this mean you're getting out on the bike finally?

cwt341--fear is pretty normal. It takes practice to get over it (as if I am one to talk ), but like many things, the more often you do something, the easier it gets, and then it starts being more like fun .

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Old 05-22-07, 01:16 PM
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Yea its just 80 degree right now and so im waiting on some buddys and i think i might go hit up those trails. havent been there ina year and hopefully there some small gaps and small table tops so i can get warmed up and get the feel before i step up to the bigger stuff
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Old 05-22-07, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
push through the lip and stay lower...
Wouldn't that be like a speed jump or something? People do that in racing all the time.
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Old 05-22-07, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by East Hill
Does this mean you're getting out on the bike finally?

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Old 05-22-07, 03:46 PM
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Old 05-22-07, 04:45 PM
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ok well i just got back from the trails and i had a good ride. hit some smaller stuff and was attempting some bigger stuff but i got broke but ima probably go back tommrow..ill get pics to
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Old 05-22-07, 07:04 PM
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I'm afraid to lean too far back on manuals and flip over on the track. That would suck.
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yea i manualed a couple table tops and some gay stuff. I just got back fromt he garage from putting my brakes back on and i think im going to keep them on until i get confrontable with the jumps.l
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Originally Posted by cwt341
yea i manualed a couple table tops and some gay stuff. I just got back fromt he garage from putting my brakes back on and i think im going to keep them on until i get confrontable with the jumps.l
Manualing tables isn't that hard, it's manualing doubles with big lips that's hard.
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Old 05-22-07, 07:30 PM
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Yea i tryed that and fell. Ill agree that is hard
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
I'm afraid to lean too far back on manuals and flip over on the track. That would suck.
That's why you keep your finger on your brake to tap so you don't loop out.

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Wouldn't that be like a speed jump or something? People do that in racing all the time.
Yezzir. It's the best way to re-gain your speed if you hangup or land low on the jump before. Also known as racer jumping or straight jumping.
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Old 05-23-07, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
That's why you keep your finger on your brake to tap so you don't loop out.
If I put my brake lever up a little higher, will it make it easier to keep a finger on?
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You should be able to do it anyway
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Old 05-23-07, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
If I put my brake lever up a little higher, will it make it easier to keep a finger on?
I moved my lever up a little bit and it helps and i just like rest my middle finger there.

well I've went to the track two days in a row and the first day just got my feel back on a few small jumps and today warmed up and decided to go a bit bigger. well as we were leaving this jump had been bothering me so i was like im just gonna what ever happens happens. i got back get my speed get lined up come of real nice and cant get the front end down and land low on the landing in a manual and straight onto my back i go. I messed my ankle up pretty bad and took a little gash out of my leg.

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Should be your index finger you rest there

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Old 05-23-07, 05:29 PM
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No nothing in the way. i took it with my cell phone and i zoomed way in on my knee buy my ankle is all swolen up and hurts like a ***** but i cant tell my mom because like just two days ago she goes don't brake anything so hopefully it'll start feeling better
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Originally Posted by cwt341
but i cant tell my mom because like just two days ago she goes don't brake anything so hopefully it'll start feeling better
I thought the same thing when I had a nice gash on my foot from a metal wire, and it got all swollen 'cause there was a blood clot in it and I had to go to the hospital.
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Old 05-23-07, 08:02 PM
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Yea well i told her and she goes well just tell me in a couple of days if it still hurting. so i think tommrow no trails for me and ill just go to the girlfriends.
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