The Official "How to Ride Glades" Thread...
would like to start this since i need help and am now addicted to glade riding
tried it for the first time last year at Stowe in vermont. got my ass KICKED, but absolutely LOVED it. just such a more interesting/fun/back-to-nature type experience that i have never had on a trail (at least on the east coast).
i would say i am a novice rider. extremely comfortable on most, if not all trails. but i got worked in the trees. every couple turns i was eating it. fell into a tree well and was tired as hell by the time i got out.
so, any advice? i know you're supposed to kind of look through the trees and pick your line and attack it with confidence.
another thing i think threw me off is my boots are very ill-fitting and will be replaced this year. i think that might have had an affect on my confidence in the trees.