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Here are my steps to mental recovery after a crash: learn as much as you can about the crash stop thinking about it introduce (or re-introduce) the fun factor into your rides done Do not bother yourself with how much the transition from 3 to 4 will take. Thinking about it will make it longer. When you reach 4 you'll find yourself stronger, more confident ...


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Crits are scary as hell. Road racing in general is scary, but crits are the scariest of the scary. I've seen some gnarly crashes and both as a racer and a spectator, and you've experienced one yourself, so kudos for wanting to get back on the saddle. Do a postmortem: Sometimes crashes happen so fast that it seems like one moment everything is fine and then ...


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This seems like a question of how to get you mojo back. As eloquently put by andy256, some never get over being spooked. I know the feeling well. Even a near misses can spook. I can't tell you how frightened I was years back lining back up to restart a race, after seeing a number of people I trained with being carried away on a stretchers (the course ...


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Wear something like this: The MET Parachute is similar to the the Giro switchblade, which used to be the most popular helmet on the market in Western Canada for MTB, because it was a full face helmet that weighted as much as an open face helmet. The switchblade saved my face when I smashed in into the sidewalk after slipping off the top of a highway divider ...


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One drill that might be useful is to find a small hill with a relatively safe open view corner that you are currently braking while descending. Do repeats on descending the hill, each time braking later and later. Ideally this will be a turn that confident riders can descend w/o braking. Almost every team/club has a test turn somewhere that is part of ...


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Some people never do. In races, people push to the limit, and sometimes past it. And people make mistakes. So there will always be crashes. It's part of race craft to learn to read the corners and your competitors, to know when to make sure you are ahead or inside the risky riders. At this early stage of your career many of the riders you are riding ...



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