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    If you look at the thing that you don’t want to hit, you’re probably going to hit it.


    Pull back on the bars, not up.


    Go tubeless


    HA!…what scale are we talking here; a moderate rock?  a 150 year old oak tree?

    Moderate rock = “meh.”

    Large Oak Tree = “get religious real quick.”  😉


    “You don’t quit riding because you’re old, you’re old because you quit riding.” – unknown

    Advice: Never quit riding!


    Be prepared.

    (Stolen from the Boy Scouts.)


    “No glove, no love”


    Stay out of my way.




    Ride on !!!!!!!


    …what I do I do because I like to do.

    (stolen from Anthony Burgess)


    When coasting down the trail, have your pedals level with the ground or you could end up on the ground.


    Monosyllabic has five.


    When you’re breaking the law, don’t break the law.


    “Light hands, heavy feet”

    “One-finger on the brakes”

    Learned both of those at a clinic at Ray’s in Cleveland. Both have helped.


    If you’re not scared, you’re not getting better.


    If you can’t remember your last crash, you’ve stopped getting better.


    Do NOT put your brakes on when you’re in the air.




    When in doubt shift your weight back


    You’ll never know how fast you can go till you go faster than you should go.

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