What an awesome session it was. Below are the pics and videos from today.
Andy, Jules, Gill, Marcus and Scott arrived as arranged and The skills check showed me the areas that needed work. I worked hard on body positioning and footwork before adding looking so they had enhanced control in the techniques we teach.
Overcoming obstacles on the trail like logs etc was first and they were surprised at the simplicity of it. from there we worked on cornering, riding rocks, berms, drops and jumps. Andy and Scott even rode the 6ft gap jump too.
even though they were in different places mentally and physically in the riding, I was able to progress each of them by simplle adjustments to their skills.
A brilliant session with a great bunch.
Ps, sorry I lost some of the pics somehow 🙁
Jo, Nancy and Nia made the trip over the water to myself . They had hit a boundary in their riding and wanted to learn new stuff, so they thought.
I asked their backgrounds and we used that to develop their skills sets physically before working on the mental skills. Drops, drop offs, cornering, pumping, steps and linking sections were all ridden with control and their mental skills blossomed beautifully.
A fantastic session girls.
Jonathan races xc and always lost time in corners and when riding down singletrack and over obstacles. I based the session upon correcting his physical skills, especially body positioning before working on “stuff”
The session gradually gained pace as Jonathan grew more aware of anything he was doing physically on the bike right or wrong.
What a session it was.
John was my final session before xmas and what a session it was. John wanted to learn to get air and jump, something he’d never done was jump and clear a tabletop. Well, all that changed pretty quickly and the session saw him riding drops to 3ft, clearing 6ft tabletops and linking jumps on a trail along with cornering too. Cracking session and great improvements.
Happy xmas and high5!
Russell hasn’t been mtbing long and wanted a session to work on his control on trails. We worked on drop offs, cornering, pumping and getting wheels into the air from drops. Slowly but surely, Russell developed a knowledge of why it was right or wrong in a section and his riding got better and better.
Overall, a brilliant session with a nice dude