Rider bottlenecks are a frustrating part of off-road racing, and a prime example of when slowing down, even stopping, is the best way to go faster. Robbie Jenks shares some secrets with us, and at the same time humiliates his buddy Mike Lafferty, captured here for all to see.01 If you come upon a rider stuck on a narrow trail without an obvious way past, stop. You don’t want to jump into this and get yourself stuck or wedged with the other rider, making matters much worse.02 Be patient, and look for the best option. Some lines around the other rider may not be immediately obvious. More lines can open up as the stuck rider makes forward progress.03 Once you spot your line, take the time to get your bike lined up. Back up to get a good run if you need to.04 Don’t get anxious. A few seconds spent planning your alternate route is much better than minutes wasted getting yourself stuck. Once you have a plan, focus on your line and charge it.If there’s no way around, such as in a canyon, get off your bike and help the stuck rider through. He should wait to help you in return. Once you’re both free, the race is back on!