4. Eyes Up
Part of the challenge of riding on loose surfaces is that it’s so inconsistent, so you’ve got to pick your line early to ensure you’re on the firmest ground possible. Scan the road ahead and look for the safest route. Not only does keeping your eyes up help you select an appropriate line, but it also helps maintain balance. If you find yourself looking down at the surface just in front of the tire, you’re likely carrying a little too much speed.