I've been waiting for a crash for sometime. Mountain biking is a sport where crashes are 'normal'. A way of learning, testing your limits and moving forward. Helping to get rid of the psychological barriers, that prevent you from going down the technical descents. Knowing that a crash is unlikely to actually kill you.
This wasn't a bad crash, I came away more shaken than bruised. But, I believe a crash shows you are pushing yourself. If you never crash, you're not pushing hard enough!
STEP ONE OF MY "NEW" LIFE - COMPLETE
Other steps on my list that I shall try and complete:
- Racing so hard I'm sick
- A bad crash (hopefully not that bad, but bad enough to class as "bad")
- To ride a road race
- To ride an endurance race for 24 hours paired, or 12 hours solo
- Come higher than 4th in the Nationals (my best result so far this year)
- Get a job in the biking industry
- To do a 'good' manual
- To have a sprint finish with someone
- To be able to control my breathing properly (so people don't think I have asthma when I'm racing)
P.S. I will keep adding to this!