Today’s session was about correcting the physical skills that were a massive barrier in their riding and that allowed me to work on the mental skills afterwards. They wanted to jump and anything else I saw that needed work. What a session it turned into!
Paul Has rode on and off road but mostly road cycled. He wanted to get into mtb more and a coaching session was the way he wanted to go. I was able to talk to him in skiing terms during this session as he had far greater experience doing that. Footwork, looking and positioning were adjusted and worked hard on throughout the session.
Greg and Kamil wanted to gain confidence in their riding, particularly cornering and jumping. They commonly washed out the front wheel in turns and wanted to know why. The skills check showed them why as I found foot and body positioning were in need or changing and that led on to developing their mental skills sets.
Ian and his Step son Oli came to me for mountain bike skills coaching to build up confidence after a trip to black mountains and bike park Wales. The skills check showed the areas of positioning and footwork needed work and when I said i’d get them airborne too they thought I was joking. I worked on cornering, drops, jumps and flowing through a trail.
Steve, Dan and Matt are Bigfoot mbc members. I have coached Steve previously and Dan and Matt wanted to come to me for mountain bike skills coaching too. Footwork, looking and the all important positioning were worked on as were the mental skill sets. We then applied the skills to the techniques I teach and then they flew and flowed.