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How to Descend Like a Crazy Horse (aka a Pro)

July 02, 2015

Not everyone's a natural born downhill rider. On the contrary many a mountain goat can lose crucial time once they're over the peak and on the descent. Orica-AIS Valentina Scandolara, aka Crazy Horse, is well-placed to share great advice on how to head downhill like a pro. She shares her thoughts here.

  • When you approach the corner, look at the end of it, not midway through it or at your wheel. This helps you take a better line
  • Go wide before the corner
  • Balance your weight with the external pedal being down
  • Head out with someone you know is a great downhill rider and see if you can follow their line
  • Get hours and hours and hours of practice

In Valentina's words, practice is more important than talent!

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