The mountain biking is a great tool to escape from civilization and out on the beaten path. Some riders may even say that “singletrack therapy” is the best way to cope with a day.
Unfortunately, riders sometimes are unable to bring their bikes onto the trail due to lack of time or inconvenient trail conditions. We were there, and we know how difficult it can be.
But you don’t have to let your biking hang in the garage when there’s an empty parking lot just down the street. A stop or stop is when the driver depresses the front brake and lifts the rear wheel off the ground.
This practice can teach the driver to control the brakes but can also be a one-way ticket through the bars. When practicing punching, start small and work your way up.
To exercise this skill, start by riding slowly. Shift your weight forward and apply a large amount of front brake. The rear wheel will bounce off the ground. Release the front brake and shift your weight backwards to drop back down.
Leaning too far forward or depressing the brakes too much will cause you to fly over the barriers, so be careful. Legendary test driver Hans Rey mastered the endo and used it as a style to conquer turns.
Riding on your rear wheel over streams or detours can allow you to safely accelerate into these types of features. Best can learn manuals in the on-premises parking lot. Begin with your drip down or lower chair and shift your weight back with arms extended but not fully locked.
Further bringing up the wheel. Further forward put it back on. You can use the rear brake for manual control. However, it will reduce your distance significantly as you no longer pedal. Counting parking lines in an empty lot is a fun challenge and a great way to see progress.