Lastly, when things start to go to shit on you......BEND SOMETHING!
Probably the best riding advice ever - and one of the hardest, most unnatural things to do. When your mind is screaming to lock your legs, that exactly when you need to be loose and bend those knees. It's a bad habit I still catch myself doing sometimes, especially when I'm tired and need to hang it up for the day.
"People say that marijuana smoking is going to get in the way of my career. I say to them that on the contrary, my fighting career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking." -Nick Diaz