Trials bike riders on the rock ledge of the Narragansett, RI shoreline
Trials riding paradise – Narragansett, RI

This week’s group ride was on the shoreline ledges of Narragansett, RI. This was my first time riding here, so I had no idea what to expect. It certainly didn’t disappoint! There were so many good lines to try, limitless possibilities. I stretched myself a bit, doing drops that are a little higher than usual for me – always intimidating when the landing is nothing but rock.

Much of the video is POV for lines I rode, but I also tried to capture the other riders as well. (Note to self: Need to do less POV and use the dang tripod!) Unfortunately, the camera always makes everything look smaller, smoother, and more level than it actually is. Some of the drops I did were 2-3 feet high, but they look like they’re only about 6 inches in the video.

This video is little bit longer than usual, because there was just so much to show. Apparently I did quite a few drops and gaps. I’m trying to get more comfortable and in control at the edge of the drops, and to overcome my fear when getting onto the rear wheel and gapping on downslopes. When your front wheel is downhill from your rear wheel, it’s easy to have your rear wheel shoot from beneath you, sometimes resulting in a painful landing when you’re on rocks.

It was a good time. In addition to the countless challenges and fun lines, there were lots of encouraging words as well as fun ribbing and banter, typical for our sessions. This is a great group of folks to ride with. As always, I’m looking forward to next week’s group ride!


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