April 24, 2013 Comments Blog Posts

How long have you been riding?

I’ve been riding bikes since I was a kid.
The usual answer to the question posted above.
But does that amount to how good you are and does that make you a better biker than the next?
Even if you have been biking since you were a kid, that doesn’t mean the time you spent on your bike is longer than the person who have just started biking. The more concise question is: “How long have you spent riding your bike?”

It is all about saddle time. If you practice and ride your bike, no matter what discipline you ride, you will definitely be better than the average biker. I know a few guys who started riding mountain bikes the same time as I did, but they still couldn’t do Shotgun Zero (climb up a long steep ascent with zero dismounts). Why?
Because they do not clock in saddle time. They do not bond with their bike.
Practice. Practice. Practice.

Then maybe you can do a video like this: