For way too long, sport psychology has been associated with getting athletes to relax. But who really “relaxes” when they’re competing? The goal, really, is to reduce the influence or impact that your nerves have on your performance, not to try to control them. Read my article to find out about how you can ride well in spite of being nervous. Remember: the only problem with performance nerves is thinking that you should be able to make them go away.

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