This weekend has been utterly brilliant. Yesterday saw me riding 28 miles on my Cotic Roadrat, simply because the sun was shining, and today was full of downhill action!
I spent this morning getting another installment of coaching from the ever-awesome Katy Curd. Last time I saw her we spent a lot of time working on cornering and doing some techy climbing, so this time I asked to focus on more techy downhill stuff. This seemed particularly important at the mo, as I’m off to Spain with my bike in a few weeks and I’ve heard the ground’s kinda loose!
So, we spent a good couple of hours playing on the downhill trails at the Forest of Dean. Katy was teaching me where I should be putting my weight – not as far back as I normally go – where I should be looking and how I could use my legs to make more room for the bike to move around underneath me. I was really impressed with the confidence that the session instilled in me and am still surprised now at some of the trails I managed.
I loved it so much that I insisted on going back for another play on the trails with the Mr after lunch. He took a few photos of me conquering one of the looser descents. And Katy, in case you read this, I know that my weight is too far back in these!!
Now I just need to work out how I’m going to fit in some practice next weekend!