“Achieving flow depends on more than just the mastery of technique. The delicate balance where ability meets challenge requires many factors to be in perfect alignment… Everything feels smooth, regardless of trail technicality, sometimes it even feels slow and its only a Strava sanity check that confirms you are riding fast. You are in the zone.”

A redditor recently outlined and examined the process of “Finding Flow,” and by all accounts it’s a fantastic portrait of how it feels to get better on a bike and connect with a trail.  This applies as much to the overall learning process of riding a mountain bike as it does to the barriers that must be broken through before any ride can become a good one.