Above: (L) In the car on the ride down; (R) On the lift before the 3rd run
This being the 5th class, I am more than halfway done, and though I probably would have said something different at 9:45 am this morning, I'm pretty bummed my Saturday days at Smuggs this season are numbered. Also, being on the "back 4" of this 8 week session, I feel now is a good time to capture some of the things I've learned thus far:
1. Third run's a charm. Run #1, I'm remembering which edge is my toe side (kidding, but only slightly) and stressing that I won't be able to stop. Run #2, I'm worrying that the people around me won't be able to stop and will crash into me. Run #3, things are clicking, my turns are connecting smoothly (mostly) and I'm actually enjoying myself.
2. You can, and should, breathe while riding. I just learned this today. Game changer.
3. Every pair of Burton gloves has a soft spot that superbly absorbs snot. Game saver.
Pretty sure I'm going to make a midweek night ride happen this week. Yeah!