Day: May 11, 2019

Spot hunting and skills practice

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Saturday session. Was out riding for about four hours, but most of that time was spent hunting for decent riding spots. It is annoying how difficult it is around these parts to find good practice spots, especially for my mountainboard. I want a good spot that offers a pretty large area, a bit of a slope, and flat surface. Don’t really matter if its dirt, gravel or grass. Just that i can ride without avoiding holes, rocks and other stuff, and where i can do big carving and practice stopping with the mountainboard.

I did look for spots for mountain biking as well. More technical stuff. Stuff like trials, jumping and other similar stuff. There are some trails that are ok around here, but it is not easy to find an area which is suitable for practicing the more technical stuff in a safer way. To have a session just practicing stuff like track stands, wheelies, manuals, bunny hops, jumping and more. To have a place where one goes to practice and not to ride trails. Found one place that works for some of it, but i did not find a decent spot for more trials like riding.

Maybe i will find some decent place soon.

Got some practice at least. Did some jumping with the mini jump i built a while ago. Did a small session with it and it felt pretty ok. A bit small though and i am considering to start using the larger one i built. Its not much larger so it should be a good step up for me. And i did a trials test on a rock which was a bit to weird for me and i could not fix that one properly. Don’t have the balance yet to do stuff like that. Difficult part was the gap between the road and the rock. But i want more practice like that and i will continue to look for good spots.


Friday session

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I finally got out on a pretty decent ride with my montainboard. Was nice to see how it felt riding it with balance and control. The area where i did my riding is very limited and not the best place to practice but it was good enough for this session. Its a place where the farmer has his cows during summer and its very uneven, and has a lot of stones and weird holes everywhere. Really dangerous to ride outside the trail that i was on. No decent room for carving and learning how to stop.

The good things about this session was that i got to stand on the board, ride for a while, do some minor carving and test some jumping. Looks good for the future. All i need now is a better spot to practice on. I really need to practice the stopping part. Feel so limited when i don’t have that part down.