First days back on single track!

(Last Updated On: August 30, 2009)

I haven’t been able to ride real single track this whole summer- Doctor’s orders after having ACL surgery! So, I’ve spent all summer riding on paved and dirt roads. It’s forced me to do some interesting rides that I otherwise would not have bothered with. But, riding road of any kind is never as fun as single track. Finally, now, the time has come where I’m allowed to actually ride once again!

So, I’m easing my way back into it, starting with some easier trials first to build up my confidence. Every ride I play a mind-game with myself. For months I’ve had it in my mind that falling was not an option, because it wasn’t. Everything had to be “no-fall”. But, now my knee is stable enough to handle a fall or two here and there. So, I have to switch from the mindset of not falling to falling is okay. With this comes a change of mindset from, “Will I fall on this? I should get off my bike?” to “I can ride this!”

My first two rides, Lower Loop and 401, helped me shift my mindset and begin building my confidence. Most of all, it was just fun to actually be riding single track once again!

Lower Loop- 8/28 Heather, my “recovery buddy” (had ACL surgery 5 days after me) joined me on this after work ride.

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401 – 8/29 Joined by Frank and his two friends, Mark and Kevin, visiting from Seattle

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Mark, Kevin, and me
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The smile says it all!

For more trail information please see 401 and Lower Loopon our Crested Butte Mountain Biking Guide.

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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