During the riding tour, what is the most popular thing in cyclists' mind? Downhill may be the most favorable answer. Yeah, downhill is the place which owns a plenty of riders' preference. Indeed, if you can make the most use of downhill, cycling downhill can be regarded as a type of rest. In general, few things in cycling are as blissful as a long, winding descent. And the downhill is the wonderful place where cyclists like to faster the speed. But if you want to maximize your speed, you need to do more than kicking back to appreciate the beautiful scenery.
Cycling downhill looks like simple and easy outer. But in fact, it contains some technical skills. Descending is it just bravery and stupidity? The major part of it is certainly confidence. But if you don't occupy the techniques involved in safety going downhill, it maybe is just stupidity. In order to get away from stupidity, there are a lot of skills which come into descending. Next, I would like to share some of them with you.
Perfect your balance.
It is well recognized that balance plays a vital part during the downhill-cycling trip. So, finding your balance is really significant. Usually, the straight-on downhill stance is low and aerodynamic. At the moment, it is wise for you to put your hands on the drops of the handlebar, bent elbows and be tucked in. and if you are not pedaling during the process, you can pedal level and let your knees slightly bent and also be tucked in. Besides, due to keeping the good balance, you have better to butt slightly out of the saddle. In this way can improve balance as well as mobility. It is wonderful. In order to master it, it requires you to find the well right front-to-back position for your body. The position is constructive because even little shifts in your body position can affect the stability when you do descend. When both wheels are glued to the ground, it is the right time for you to hit the jackpot. And it is the basic position you should pay attention to.
Have a good knowledge of cornering.
As for cycling downhill, the corner is the frequent visitor. For cornering, there is a common tendency for people to dive into a turn full throttle, and then scrub speed as they exit. But in reality, it is the opposite solution of what you should do. If you are a motorcyclist, facing demonstration of efficient cornering, it is a great choice to start to ride wide and sit up to slow down the speed. Getting down the bike and leaning the hard, and then find the good time and good place to make the turn. Once passing through the corner, you have better to accelerate your speed to get out of the exit. Please learn " slow early, exit fast" by heart, which can help you a lot in cornering. Anther thing I want to mention is that, if you want to spare less effort in carving turns, you have to plant your weight on your outside pedal. Apply in this way, you can keep the whole thing in good control when you ride the bike through the arc.
Ponder over the road situation.
Taking all expected affairs into consideration and making available solutions before, we can enjoy the cycling trip at full extend. So is the same with downhill. Downhill is a place where is full of wonders, novels and accident issues. So it is very necessary for you to think down the road. Moreover, during the downhill, don't concentrate on what is going to happen besides you and in front of you directly. If something happens truly, it is too late for you to think about the quick solving methods and make a reaction to it. Instead, you should look ahead four or five cyclists before you. Consequently, if happen something, unfortunately, you can own more time to make the response to it like gravel, potholes or other hinders. Furthermore, if you go downhill at a faster speed, the farther distance you should pay special attention to.
Maximize your riding speed.
It is a truism that if you can make full advantage of downhill, you can enjoy more joy and pleasure. So if you are the experienced one who masters descending finesses as many as possible, you can ride as fast as you can. Under that circumstance, you would get the all-new experiment. That is so cool. And riding at your limit is a sure way to improve your downhill skills. But if someone wants to surpass you, and you are on the edge of the road, at the time, please don't want to re-surpass or over it. It is extremely dangerous. Something else, after improving your speed in a period of time, if you feel uncomfortable, you should back off by sitting up slightly or lifting your head to let the wind resistance slow you down. The thing you must keep in mind is that don't outreach your zenith.
Ride it in clever.
Apart from some technical techniques, you also can apply some smart ways to make your downhill more comfortable and easier. In daily life, we always make descending in accordance with the surroundings. If you want to keep pace with others when you are off back, or you want to keep it when you are in the front of the group, you can squeeze into a tuck on straight descents. And if possible, pedal hard out of the corner for faster speed. In addition, relax is the point. Any tension in your body would transfer to the bike. That is a vicious circle. Body stiffness makes the bike more difficult to control, which makes your body tenser in return. So, bending your knees and elbows and keeping your shoulders in relax, you can make a loose grip on the handlebar, which can make your whole body relax and more comfortable.
Owning the top 5 techniques involved in cycling downhill, you can make the downhill a kind of enjoy, relax and rest. So, what are you waiting for? Just to try it, just to do it, and you would gain more cycling pleasure and happiness.