Tag: practice

Three weeks

I have had three weeks of pretty good riding. Since the start april 2nd, i have had ten good rides. Thats more i got each month last summer and it feels really good. Another ride later today and more during the weekend. Feels like i am going to have more rides in april this year than i had for most of the summer last year.

Despite ten good rides, my body has not improved any yet which is a bit annoying. A slight change would have been enough but nothing yet. Hopefully i will feel some changes in the next few weeks. Would be nice to feel that i have more control over the bike than what i have. I will continue to ride as much as possible and try to challenge myself in different ways.

Have some ideas on things i want to do. More on those later.


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.