Improving at downhills is a tricky business. There comes a point where learning to ease off the brakes at different points is the next step and that’s where it gets tricky.
For Lucy, her ability at riding downhills has reached a turning point. She’s comfortable with steep, sensible on the brakes and generally confident. The next step for her, is mastering downhills that require changes in speed and learning to ease off the brakes at those points that feel trickiest.
I think this is one of the hardest things to learn with downhills. It takes a lot of practice to build that confidence and to learn how to get the speed back under control. Even then, sometime it’s still terrifying. To learn this on your own, I’d start somewhere that feels a little less on your edge than I chose for this video.
See you in the next one!