So far this season, I’ve learned more in the past few months riding then I have in all the years I’ve rode.
Part of it can be contributed to my sled, some can be contributed to my husband, and the rest of the equation can be attributed to confidence gained during struggles and triumphs. I think for me to be immersed into situations that I am not comfortable, or perhaps not skilled enough to simply breeze through has been an asset. I have worked hard to identify my weak points riding, and challenge them. Having many “practice” times spent going round and round the lake banks side hilling on my not strong side, jumping and playing with throttle control and whipping donuts on my less comfortable side has paid off. This past Sunday, I confronted some tight trees and was the victor this time!! I was so excited as I weaved through and came to a planned stop, (not a tree-well stop). I searched the sticks to see if my husband was watching.. he was... I yelled excitedly, “look honey!!!! I didn’t suck!!” he laughed. I am so thankful that I have many “non sucking” moments out there now, and now see the hurdles as simply that, hurdles, not insurmountable mountains. Have fun on your practice times. I’ll let my husband know that I’m working on my weak points, and to please have patience with me. Practice in non threatening areas, to gain the mechanics of your “special moves”. Pretty soon it’ll become an action you do without thinking. Something you can do when it really counts.
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