Mountain bike lesson #7- the 220 drop in

220

This is the 220 drop in at the Eagle Mountain bike park. To the left of the picture is a pretty sharp berm, which actually scared me more than the drop in the first time I did it. I was afraid I would have too much speed from the drop in and miss the turn, flying down the hill. I did the drop and locked up my brakes and stopped before hitting the turn, and I’ve been hitting the drop and riding the 220 trail ever since. The scary part about the drop is that you can’t see the landing until your front tire is rolling off the wood ramp, so it gets your heart racing if you haven’t done it for a while. You have to commit to the drop or risk injury trying to avoid it. I’ve seen people ride up to the edge and stop, nearly falling off the ramp. Too many people only put forth partial effort, and that rarely yields any meaningful results. Mountain biking, like life, requires you to go all in when you face an obstacle. Failure to do so can lead to painful results.

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