Mountain biking embraces the natural landscapes and transforms them into your very own playground, but with Mother Nature and all her beauty, you also have to deal with whatever she decides to throw at you… like rain.
A little bit of rain never hurt anyone (I don’t think), and a shower here or there is fun to ride in, some even prefer it. But how do we cope when a lot of rain blows out the track, turns the mud into a sloppy mess and throws all our riding knowledge into panic? How do we keep control on a MTB slip n’ slide?
Although riding in the wet mud is really fun, it can cause many of us to be more cautious and brake heavily, especially when entering and exiting a corner.
Before we look at how to combat the mud and attack the corners like a pro, let’s go back to some basic cornering technique and remind ourselves of the fundamentals required for carrying speed and control around corners and berms.