- Jan 29, 2001
Back when I was 17, I would jump anything, hold it WFO till the last minute, knock someone out of a berm without a second thought. I was clearing triples and flying through whoops with the front end flying high. I got my bike stolen when I was 18, so I have been without a bike until this year. I turned 30 last november. I look at all the jumps at the tracks and think, "They're not to bad. Should'nt take but a quick blip of the throttle in 3rd to clear these." Well, when I get up to them while I'm on the bike, the Fear Factor thing kicks in. Why is it so different now than it was back then? I am not used to dealing with this Fear Factor thing. My wife often reminds me, that I am not 17 anymore. But man I never thought that Fear would kick in after thirty! I thought maybe another 20 or 30 years it might, but not now! I guess I am going to have to find a way to overcome Fear after 30! :( Any one else have this problem????