|Trace The Mitten|
This question can relate to many aspects of cycling and life.
How did I lose my balance this week? I had to take care of some serious personal matters. This has also occurred with events and commitments related to work. Basically, I get out of my workout routine and intensity.
Let's relate this situation to riding your bike.
-Focus down the path you are riding. When your view is too close to your front wheel you will wobble your steering.
-If you are lost, stop and get your bearings. Move ahead on a plan.
-Do you have a destination? Establish one and know the waypoints.
-Anticipate the terrain ahead. I am most likely to fall when going from pavement to dirt, gravel or sand or vice versa. I have a plan for those situations: slow down to a safer speed, be sure my arms or flexed, upper body centered, legs at 3&9. Practice and experience makes for smoother passage.
-Pick yourself up and ride ahead. Please note that your eyes are forward and avoid looking too much in your rearview mirror. You go where you are looking.
-Make necessary adjustments for the next time, because there will be a next time.
Excuse me I must go and do some riding on the cycle trainers.