Monday, 22 June 2009

behind the seat

Yesterday was the first time I had the nerve to hang off behind the seat on some steeper stuff since getting this bike. As I hadn't done this in over half a year, I found it terrifying as I headed past the point of no return, then hugely exhilarating. A good working definition of 'adrenaline inducing', and a major draw of mountain biking. As long as you don't go over the bars at the end or smash your genitals into the seat, Good Times!


  1. I've never been brave enough to do that, although I haven't ridden mountain in 15 years either. Maybe I should get out there and try it. Is it a useful technique for control, or just fun to do?

  2. If it's not steep enough, it just makes your front wheel jump all over the place and you loose control. If you're biking along and you come to something steep enough where you think you'll pitch off the front of your bike- that's where it becomes useful. You get your weight back, and instead of being lucky to stay on your bike, it's like your surfing down in control. Just gotta get over thinking about what happens if your bike stops for some reason...