Today I went mountain bike riding after a long time. I spent the evening of thanksgiving setting up and maintaining my bike. Getting rid of annoying creaks etc.
It was a foggy day today but pleasant enough to ride. Although I have been riding for a season, I have felt that my fundamentals are not strong . So today, I just did the same section over and over again.
It was a downhill incline of about 70-80 feet drop with challenging rock gardens . So it was enough to test me.
2. Controlling speed on downhill.
Here It took me while to get the hang of it. I was getting kicked off my bike when I hit some trail features. I realized what I was doing wrong. I was braking with my front brakes, as I approached the bumps. This pushed my weight to the front and made me very unstable.
I did the last couple of runs with the back brakes only. And that gave me much better control.