Somewhat ironically, getting the most out of your mountain bike rides can sometimes mean not riding on a mountain at all. So while the last episode of Humbled saw Levy in Lugano, Switzerland, chasing Nino Schurter high above the treeline, this chapter has him at sea level doing something very, very different.
When it comes to bikes and berms, Norco's Jill Kintner has won pretty much everything: Countless Crankworx overalls, multiple World Champ four-cross titles, and even a bronze medal on a BMX bike at this little thing called the Summer Olympics that you may have heard about. And if you think the skills used on the smooth rollers, berms, and jumps of a pumptrack don't apply to singletrack, you're dead wrong; taking those abilities to the mountain can mean free speed.
There was plenty to learn as Levy had spent less than five minutes on a pumptrack prior to this, and while we're doubting his 2020 World Champ ambitions, he managed to only flip over the handlebar once during his lesson. Small victories. Humbled #1 - Brendan Fairclough VS Mike Levy at Whistler Humbled #2 - Richie Rude VS Mike Levy in the GymHumbled #3 - Gee Atherton VS Mike Levy at CrankworxHumbled #4 - Nino Schurter VS Mike Levy in Switzerland