Wold Ranger wrote:
I'd say your bike ain't right for you, must feel Sketchy too big/ small, Dodgy tyres/Wrong bar stem combo? Nowt to do with miles on your clock! What U riding?
You could well be right about bike size, stem length, tyres etc. although I'm like this on all my bikes and on the road (I was always a nervous descender and have never really recovered from a shimmy at 35mph on the road a couple of years ago - at it's worst I brake down smooth hills with a clear run out and no traffic and end up going slower than on the flat! Not rational but then when you're gripped by the fear rationality doesn't come into it).
To answer what am I riding: P7 ss, Yo x 2, XLM, Vit T, Inbred ss and I'm no 'better' on one than the other as I've tried to narrow it down to bike, conditions, tyres etc. without success, even going so far as to ride the same trails. Some days I feel a little more confident and so relax wheras others I've got the bars in a death grip. Still, even on the death grip days I come home with a sense of achievement so at least I'm still a few years away from smooth fireroads with a slight uphill gradient.