Learning to Reduce the Impact of Some Mountain Bike Crashes, Part 1: Sliding out Sideways

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I saw this 2013 video of mountain bikers crashing (mostly on downhill runs) on a couple of Facebook pages in recent weeks: Most of the crashes in the video seem to happen in such a way that there’s little the riders could do to mitigate the impact because of the speed or type of motion that …

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Screen Cast Video: The Skill Mountain Bikers Must Learn to Avoid Crashing into Trees

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While watching mountain bike crash videos recently, I noticed something in a few of the clips that showed crashes with trees: riders panicking by trying to turn their bars/front wheels to avoid a last-second collision instead of more pronounced and reflexive leaning of the bike. And then it occurred to me that learning side-to-side bike/body …

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