@MicahKnopp thanks man! I'm pretty sure your advice will come in handy. Especially the last one where u said going to fast, perfect to slide. I had those moments. And now I will slide at those moments.
I don't know where it is, but rad! There's a hill back up in Colorado where I used to live that I want to ride. its on the base of the mountains, and it goes on for 7 miles. its not steep, but its a gradual downhill