When Skills Plateau
You’re reading this, so I’m assuming that, like me, you love riding your bike – particularly your mountain bike. Hopefully, you ride that machine on dirt and not just long, hot, boring pavement.
I’ve had an issue percolating in my head for a while now. It’s that significant so much so that I’m actually reviving this nearly forgotten blog. We love this sport.
No, no, we LOVE this sport.
We live it, we breath it, we have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s what consumes our idle time from Monday to Friday, getting us day dreaming of being able to go out and ride on the weekends, sharing our adventures with friends, telling stories about it to our wives, our loved ones, our buddies.
A sport? Nay, I correct myself, this is a passion, a way of life, even. But, the thing with this sport is that progression is always an important and omnipresent thing.
Like in mountain climbing, the more you know, the more you get to push yourself, but at the same time, the safer you are. In order to push limits, the best riders know where those limits are first – and then they flirt with the line. That thin line that says “you’re one dumb motherf*cker for trying that” on one side and “let’s do this buddy, we can cross that off of our to-do list“. Progression of our skills in this sport, whether one wants to admit it or not, is important.