May 17, 2013 Tony Doyle

Getting air beneath Steves wheels

We started the session with the skills checks where i learned that i needed to work on Steve’s looking, footwork and body positioning in his corners, and i also discovered that he unweighted the bike naturally, i just needed to work on looking. I talked him through the process and he quickly understood what was needed, and was soon performing these skills correctly, and after a slight set up change, we moved on. I took him to the skills trail, after giving him another quick cornering excersie where he could feel how having a correct body position can give you grip. I then showed him the first half of the trail, where he was linking bermed and flat corners, and rock gardens. I then showed him the drop technique, where he applied his mental skillset, and was soon feeling air beneath his wheels for the first time. I then showed him another section on the trail, involving a fly out and a step, and was soon linking them all together. After a quick lunch break, i showed him the end of the trail and then we moved onto a pumping and jumping trail. Our session ended here due to tiredness, after i taught him how to pump, and how this can give you extra speed, and how he can use this to start getting his wheels in the air.

Great session Steve!

Nath.