I need to mountain bike more…

I really need to use my mountain bike for it’s intended purpose more often. Earlier last week I was posting details about the Traffic Skills 101 class I’m teaching on various local Facebook bicycling groups. While doing so, I came across a photographer looking for a bicyclist to photograph in various action shots for a photography class project. I offered to be a subject in exchange for taking some staged photos for the p0werpoint I’m putting together for the TS101 class. After throwing down some quick turns, quick stops and rock dodge maneuvers in ASU’s lot 59, we headed over to Papago Park. Said photographer was looking to do some shutter speed experiments. I scouted Papago for some spots which included fast downhills and a place to catch some air. We pulled off some decent shots, and while I wouldn’t say I’m unskilled on off-road terrain, I’m certainly not as comfortable as I’d like to be. There are some fun singletrack trails around the buttes of Papago, which if ridden smoothly, can offer quite a roller coaster type ride. I should really make an effort to ride some off-road terrain once a week.