Act your shoe size, not your age!
The excellent olympic class BMX track at Tredegar has been open now for a few months and it’s bedded in a treat. Unfortunately it’s riding in lousy weather like this that’s needed to improve continuously week on week. Besides, you can’t stay in the house when it’s raining in south Wales or you’d soon go stir crazy.
Get out, get wet and practise a skill you know you’re lacking in: trackstands, bunny hops or wheelies. They can all be practiced in the local park, driveway, car park, anywhere. You just know it’ll pay dividends come summer. Better still, get some mates together and hang about in a car park. It’s good enough for kids and we all know how annoying it is being overtaken by a wheeling 8 year old. Well if you can’t beat 'em, join 'em. That said, even if you spend the winter doing endless road miles and gym work it’ll make a change, and an hours worth of bunny hop practice is bleedin hard work and by no stretch of the imagination a waste of time.
Posted by Chris and Ed
January 31, 2007 Cycling News