From Iceland for a skills session

Robert and Agnes made the trip over from Reykjavik for a mountain bike skills coaching session with me after reading my reviews and recommendations. The skills check I do revealed looking and positioning errors and I made small adjustments that led to huge changes in their riding. Steeps, drops, corners, drop offs and jumps all seemed simpler and easier as I worked on the all important mental skills by the end of a wonderful session.

Brian’s riding turns a corner

Brian is 64yrs old and has been riding mountain bikes for some time but wanted to learn to get his wheels off the ground as drops scare the life out of him as his front wheel always drops to the floor. I could see he needed footwork and body positioning altered in corners as other techniques too.

Lyndsey learns to fly

Lydsey wanted to come to me for mountain bike skills coaching to learn how to do drops. I asked her if she could get her front wheel into the air and she said no. That was about to change. I corrected her physical skills set and was able to use her horse riding experience to really cement it all. We then applied the mental skills to riding drops, jumps, pumping, berms, drop offs and it all seemed easy somehow to her. Another great session to end the week of coaching for me.

 

Richard is going to bike park wales tomorrow

Richard is going on a few trips this year and wanted to gain some mountain bike skills coaching from myself before he went.

He wanted to gain more control of jumps and drops but his corners needed work too. What a session it was as in the heat of the day he rode drops, tabletops, drop offs, berms, pumping and his first ever gap jumps .

Chris dives into a new world of skills

Chris has a background in snowboarding and scuba diving and he friend Jason recommended that he came to me for some mountain bike skills coaching. When I said I would use his experience from other sports it resonated with him and the changes I made to his set up laid the foundation for changing his riding forever.

Drops, corners, riding obstacles, jumping tabletops, wall rides and gap jumps were all demonstrated by me first before Chris rode everything and used his mental skills to decide when and what to ride.

Brilliant start to the week of coaching.

 

 

A weekend away in Wales with my friends

I spent four days in north wales and stayed at@oldskoolmtb

What an amazing time it was and an awesome place to stay. we rode with our host Lewis lots and also hung out together too. From natural rides to trail centres rides at coed y brenin. Snowdon was a blast as was riding from the b+b @oldskoolmtb to get to and from the awesome trails of coed y brenin.

It’s not about who is fast it’s about the smiles in my group.