Okay so I know the traditionally agreed-upon definition of “RBF” is “resting bitch face” (which, arguably, I do have). But does anyone out there suffer from riding bitch face? I have had a strong case of it in the past.
I think it’s just how I look when I concentrate. I just look like I’m mad/upset/frustrated but I’m not, I swear! A friend once asked if I was okay while riding and then told me I looked like I was about to cry. I’m pretty sure I was just thinking very deeply about lead changes or something.
And when I’m jumping, whew. My expression is either super-intense-laser-beam-eyes or….this:
It’s super cute.
Anyway. In my lesson last week, one of the girls said she was impressed by how peaceful and calm my expression was on course. Um, sweet! I’m glad I am slowly learning to keep my facial expressions at least somewhat under control. It just makes for better photos. Not that I know that from experience or anything.
But usually it’s something like this:
And then just to prove that sometimes I can ride (mostly) pretty AND have a pleasant expression on my face: