I have been a rock climber for quite a few years. It is quite a social sport and there is a lot of lingo that goes along with climbing to describe the style that one tackled a route.
Yesterday on the uni I made it all the way through a technical section of the trail without a UPD or PD for that matter. Previously if I did dismount, I would back up and ride through the section. So I can say that I have ridden the whole trail, but never in one go. I began to realize that I dont have the vocabulary to describe the way the trail had been done.
Perhaps there are already terms for these things. There are analogs in the climbing community, but I want to see what this comUNIty has come up with (or will come up with).
To ride a section of trail…
… with dismounts, but every section is ridden.
… with dismounts, and walking around obstacles.
… with no UPDs.
… without any dismounts.
… without any dismounts or prior knowledge of the trail.
I’m no climber but I often rob terms from mountain bikers to describe my rides:
Gnarly = rough/technical
Cleared = completed a section without falling off or dismounting (can also be applied to a full trail although dismounts are acceptable)
Fresh = not tired, but sufficiently warmed up (E.G I’ll do that drop when I’m fresh
Bombing Down = going fast
Chocolate Foot/Forward Foot = the foot you like to have at the front when you hop
I can’t think of any more as of now
P.S I’m currently in the UK so I’m not sure if you’ve heard these terms before.
I know that some are used on unicyclist but I put them here more for the benafit of newbies. The only problem with sport jargon is that onlookers think you’re a massive hippie weirdo (don’t say gnarly trails in public, I learnt that the hard way).