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* Single-track trail invariably have roots that can make trail rough and tough to ride on. You must try to find best line available. In case you need to ride over roots, seek ones perpendicular to your route. If you are climbing, accelerate just before roots, you would get over them by your momentum.
* Ride as smoothly as you can.
* In case you require steering, braking or pedaling over a bumpy narrow track, be very light.
* While descending, move out of your saddle and keep your limbs relaxed. Make your elbows and knees absorb shock. Use brakes only seldom
* While climbing, most common problem is lack of traction. To overcome it, lean onto your handlebar to exert weight over your front tire.
* To pedal, shift towards front of saddle and keep your arms bent. Do not exert too much pressure on your pedals. In case you pedal hard, you might spin your wheel and impede.
* Continue to look for better line while you are riding.
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