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I am considering taking a plow or trencher and cutting a 50+ yard trench at my back yard playground. I like having a playground out back to learn on. Doing something over and over until you get it right. Recently I found out that ruts cause me to feel like I lean into the high side. Actually, I think it's just a loss of balance that can't be regained due to the front wheel not being able to compensate due to it locked into the rut. Before I do this, maybe someone has a foolproof secret that I can learn before digging a potential water hole. For clarification, these ruts are usually on a hill climb, either every bike restricted to the same line or two ruts due to ATVs digging there way up

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There are LOTS of different ruts and ways to get through. They are all hard.

 

Look ahead look ahead look ahead. Trust the bike.

 

 

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I recently learned that being further forward on the bike and having more weight on the front wheel, as well as holding the bars a little looser so the bike can just follow the rut helps a lot.

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On 7/16/2017 at 0:52 AM, robr54 said:

I recently learned that being further forward on the bike and having more weight on the front wheel, as well as holding the bars a little looser so the bike can just follow the rut helps a lot.

Tons of downhill ruts on the Enduro trails at Brushy Mountain this weekend was a big learning experience. I had to learn to loosen up and let the bike move

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