I think thats the key to a lot of things while riding.marzjennings said:Sometimes it's what you think you can't do which gets in the way of what you can do.
Out for a fall ride shortly after some rain. I was riding on pine needles on a off-camber downhill. I panicked and grabbed the breaks. My back wheel slid left and I let go. My momentum had spun me around so I was moving backwards. I panicked again and grabbed the break, my momentum carried me back around facing forward and I was off riding again.
I don't even think that is a proper explanation because I'm still not sure how I did a flawless 360 on a slippery, off-camber downhill and kept on rolling. I guess people do it all the time on the street but for a beginner xc rider, fully clipped in...how the f&*k did I just do that?