Surrender to the Flow

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Bike | 2 Comments

“The trick was to surrender to the flow.”

~Lizards, by Phish.

I learned something while racing my bike Monday. I learned that Rush, a trail in Corner Canyon that I have always thought was poorly built and designed, is not meant to be ridden slowly or tepidly. To take advantage of the banked corners, table-tops, and various launch-pads, I had to ride faster than I was comfortable doing. In order to do that, I had to let go; of the brakes, and my own inhibition. I had to surrender to the flow.

When I was able to do that, I rode better. Faster. And with more confidence. For the first time, I enjoyed riding Rush.

All I had to do was trust my abilities, and the laws physics.

Corner Canyon - Rush




  1. Debbie Mortensen
    June 1, 2012

    Grip like iron, arms like noodles.

  2. Nate
    June 1, 2012

    Love the title. “Surender To The Flow”

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