Pictures like this were synonymous to riding as a newbie. I remember way back when Moe and I first started to ride. We had about a group of 5 guys that would join us on the trails. We were all newbies and that meant none of us really had much bike handling skills.
What was funny about those days was the fact that almost every trip out there, one of us would crash or fall. It got to the point where we would name hills or parts of the trail after the person that fell. That way when we would refer to part of a trail, we’d simply say, “Remember RL’s Hill…” then the other person would immediately know which section they were talking about.
Luckily after a few years of riding, we all started to gain some confidence and crashed or fell much less than we did when we first started.
So I’m curious to know if this is a common thing for newbies?