How to ride skinny lines on a mountain bike

How to ride skinny lines on a mountain bike


I’ve seen a lot of mountain bike videos popping up lately where people are riding along the edges of cliffs, narrow passages, and ridges. Fort Lauderdale doesn’t have much in the way of elevation changes, so this is the best
I can do for you guys. Most mountain bikers call this a “skinny”. What makes skinnies so hard is that there’s no place to steer. Try riding on the white lines in the street and you’ll immediately see what I’m talking about. Just keeping the bike up requires steering outside the lines. Leanring on curbs is a great way to practice without the risk of serious injury. Once you get the hang of it you can ride all sorts of places you never thought of. It’s also not a bad idea to learn how to do drops, since you’ll need an exit strategy. Take this one for instance, what the hell could I do besides drop off the end? It also seems like the higher up the skinny is, the more confidence you need just to keep your bearings. I must say, of all the things I do in these videos, skinnies scare me the most. If you lose your balance, you need to bail and toss your bike. Breaking parts is an absolute certainty. An outright crash will fuck you up badly, or even land you in the hospital. Seth: “That’s enough of this shit!” So, if you’re going to do skinnies start on the white lines, then move on to curbs, and stop there. Fuck skinnies, I’m getting too old for this shit.