It doesn’t matter if you’re a weekend warrior or a seasoned pro; ruts are always scary. They can cause you to crash, slow down, and can make riding up a regular jump face seem like a tall order. With the Nationals mostly taking place in the East this time of year, ruts can be quite commonplace, so with that in mind, we decided to dig through some photos from one of the more rutted-out tracks on the circuit—Mt. Morris—to see if we could learn from some of the sport’s best how they go through these dreaded obstacles. This particular jump was at the bottom of a nasty downhill. Riders had to choose a line and commit to it all the way up the face of the jump. While we know this jump wasn’t big, it can still illustrate the proper techniques very well.