Q: My husband saw you at the presentation you did in California at Rock n Road. He came home telling me all about it and it wasn’t very long ago you started racing. I have quarks or fears about some of the obstacles that are on the trails out there, did you have any fears when you starting riding/racing and how did you overcome them? – S. Sandler
A: It’s never to late to learn something new. Everyone has fears, even the best pros in the world. As soon as you overcome one fear, there’s always something harder and scarier waiting around the next corner. So just get riding and practice. I will tell you that practice makes perfect. There is no shortcut other than just working on your weaknesses. I will also tell you that there were and still are races where I get off my bike and run. It’s OK not to be able to ride everything. No body’s perfect. Happy Trails.
If you’re looking for more specific advice, please look at the questions I’ve answered in the Riding Skills portion of Ask Reba. Thanks!