Our side to side movement will be used for keeping our balance as well as cornering. Make sure you are comfortable with your side to side move before advancing to more challenging techniques or terrain.
Shifting can be smooth or it can be creaking annoying and might even break a chain.
The secret to smooth shifting is timing the shift to a point when there is minimal tension on the chain.
On the other hand, we have to be pedaling while shifting, and pedaling creates tension on the chain - so wha...