Step 6 – Get back on the pedals as soon as you can

You can see in this pic my body hasn’t actually moved forward that far along the trail but my bike has been pushed forward underneath me and the rear wheel has cleared the root. As soon as my wheel has touched down I’m straight back on the pedals. This is where the higher gear really helps as a lower gear makes it really easy to spin out at this point. I’m also back on the saddle to help get some extra traction on the rear wheel. Once you get that first pedal down without spinning out it’s simply a matter of easing on the power and continuing up the trail.

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