Yesterday on Saturday was the best on my attempt at MUni! I live in OC California near the mountains which has some awesome trails. I’ve been tentative and bit scared of MUni cause my beginning Level 2 skills and also I don’t ride a 20’ or 24’ uni but a Coker. But following some MTB people I met at www.outdoorsclub.org, through a relatively easy trail boosted my confident TREMDOUSLY. Now I look forward to tagging along w/ other MTB people on trails, even if I have to walk through difficult parts. It was some adrenaline-rushing ride through some crooked trail up and down a narrow path and even some 30 degrees slope down a hill. The funny thing was because I was a novalty to MTB people they all guide me ahead on the trail so I don’t UPD. I felt like Lance surrounded by my own version of team Discovery.
Now I did notice the most difficult part of MUni is not the steep hills but the sandy part of the trails(like beach sand), where I keep falling off my uni. Do you MUni people have any advice on riding through sand?
All those skills I’ve been practicing(idle, mounts, standstill, backward riding) really helped. Lastly I don’t fall back too much when the bikers speed away on flat part of trails thanks to Coker’s speed; so don’t ask me to go smaller with 20’ or 24’
Someone here encouraged me to ride through it to get the ‘feel’ of MUni. That was some great advise. I am now a converted believer of MUni! More MUni to come!