Hey all… question for anyone that’s had an injury due to mountain biking. Will give you a little bit of back story first. I just started mountain biking last season, loving it, doing well & learning the ropes…all was good until I went over the bars on West Pine during the beginning of August. Broke my left wrist and required surgery, I now have some fancy permanent hardware. Did physio, range of motion is back to 99.9% so all good there.
My question is, for anyone that has had this happen, do you have any tips on how to mentally overcome injury? I got on the mountain bike for the first time last week, just rode around the yard over and over, but the fear is huge. I am so scared of falling. I know it’s all in my head, and I need to just not overthink it… but how?! Ahhhh. lol
I road ride, and also have a gravel bike. I can do those no problem…but as soon as I get on the mountain bike, I freeze. I know it’s going to take some time, and baby steps. Just wondering what has helped you in the past??