Day: April 16, 2019

Riding BMX

Even though i am going to focus a lot on mountain biking and that will be my main bike activity, i want to get back into BMX as well. There are a lot of things with freestyle bmx that interests me that mountain biking can’t give me, and i want to do something about it.

Its way to early though to know how far i want to take it and how far i can take it. It all depends on my mtb riding and the things that happens there. And how well i can deal with my injuries. Hopefully i can have some pretty decent bmx sessions this summer.

I am probably as far away from the XC style riding as you can get. The part where you ride a distance as fast as possible doesn’t interest me at all. The trail riding thing is a bit better. Maybe half way there. I have always been a person who is more interested in technical stuff rather than those focused on stamina. I am always drawn to street bmx and trials riding because it feels good watching others do those things.

I am pretty sure that i need those things in my life to feel really good. To work on my skills, doing interesting things with my bikes, and to improve. To ride the same way that street bmx riders do, the same way trials riders to and mix in some trail riding with that.

There are a lot of things missing right now. Like basic stuff such as strength, stamina, balance, basic technique. And the first step is to get a handle on skills such as jumping, bunny hops, manuals, backwheel hops, drops, and more.

I’ll keep you updated on my progress.


My Scott Voltage

The key bike for me this year will be my dirt jump bike. It will be the one i think that will help me the most with the technical stuff and to improve my skills. I want to get more riding done with this bike and also my BMX bike. My Scott Voltage is in between my BMX and my MTB hardtail in size which i think will help me to deal with everything and then take it in both directions towards the smaller BMX bike and the bigger hardtail trail bike.

I do need to focus a lot on inmproving my core strength, strength in general, stamina and balance/movement. This usually requires a lot more training of the bike and i don’t enjoy doing those things. Its easier if its fun and i will focus a lot on being on the bike. And to improve skills such as jumping, dealing with drops, learning bunny hops, manuals, backwheel hops and other userful techniques.

I will try to find a good way to deal with all of it.

Anyway, i do think that my dirt jump bike will be the most important bike regarding improving my skills and learning new ones.


A pretty good start

I’ve had a pretty good start this spring. Still some annoying ups and downs but my ride sessions have been mostly good. This last saturday gave me some serious pain in my neck. That ride session wasn’t good for me regarding my neck injury. But most of the session went well beside that and was fun.

There have been several good sessions the past two weeks. With the best ones at last sunday and the sunday before that. Lots of technical riding and just getting back into riding. Getting as many good days as possible. And less of those bad day after.

Of those five sessions i have had so far only one gave me problems already during the ride. The other four went well the same day but gave me problems the day after. The biggest issue is the cold wind which affects both my neck injury and other things. Hopefully it will get warmer soon and i can have more of those good days with lots of riding.