I’m getting better at the skinnies at Leb. Instinctively leaning the bike instead of turning the handlebars is the key.
Above: Last week was the first time I made the right hand turn on the man-made skinny. I used a front wheel hop at the apex of the turn.
Above: I made this log for the first time about 6 weeks ago. Last week, I almost did it again, ending up a couple feet short.
Above: I got about 3/4 of the way up this log last week. My goal is to get all the way up, do a sharp turn around on the hillside, and then go all the way back down… with no dabs or falling off, of course.
Once that happens, I’ll still have a ways to go. Look at this video for some amazing skinny rides:
I’ve been using it this week to get over larger rocks and logs at speed. And when I say ‘larger,’ I don’t mean large. I mean bigger than the curbs on my street. Go ahead and laugh, but it was pretty cool when I got the hang of doing a manual over the curbs repeatedly. And I can now see a bunny-hop in my future.