I rode the Juniper trail system with James Hoffman this morning. Then we decided to go ride Flintstone, the local downhill trail. I didn’t ride it last year, and rode it for the first time this year a few weeks ago. I thought the skinny jump was going to take me down, but I muscled through that jump. When I got to the eight foot gap jump I landed front tire first and almost shorted the jump with my back tire. I couldn’t leave it like that, so I went back to hit it again. I landed better, but I still wasn’t happy with the landing. Then I went for the teeter totter. This is what it did to me on March 15, 2012:
That day I tried to hold my balance while waiting for the teeter to totter, but it took too long and I put my feet down to try and steady myself. Once it moved I lost my balance and fell off the middle, giving me the bruises and stitches. Today I decided to commit to staying on my bike, and I was able to hold my balance and roll out, conquering another smoky monster my from mountain bike past.