Mark and his son Oisan made the journey across from Wales for a mountain bike skills session with me after hearing recommendations.
I began by correcting their physical skill sets and then I worked on their head game. Cornering was a huge thing to work on and they got better and better as well as riding wall rides, gaps, tabletops and drops.
Father And Son Learn To Fly June 28th, 2019Tony Doyle
Andrea wanted to gain control of his trail riding and learn how to flow through trails more. I discovered he was weaker in his right hand turns and also that he gave away positioning when descending too.
I focused on footwork and body positioning and we applied the corrected skills to the techniques required. Steeps, drops, riding over obstacles, flat, bermed and off camber corners and pumping were all worked on . A brilliant session unfolded as Andrea embedded his new riding skills.
I coached these two separately on public sessions a year or more ago. They wanted to return to develop their riding and regain lost confidence.
I broke down their skills sets and rebuilt them. Better cornering and judging effort and distance when jumping were on the menu. Steep drops, gaps, tabletops and riding obstacles all seemed simpler than previously.
Padraig And Ollie’s Session June 5th, 2019Tony Doyle
Mike and Chris came to me after reading reviews and wanted to learn to jump. As they both skateboarded before I was able to use their muscle memory from this to really enhance their skills sets both mentally and physically.
I broke their skills down and formed new techniques as I corrected looking and positioning for them. I worked on drops, steeps, cornering, jumping tabletops and gaps and linking them too!
Dan races nps xc races and wanted to get better technically and understand what he needed to do on a mountain bike. I explained the physical skills and isolated body positioning and looking needed correcting and some very small adjustments made huge differences.
We worked on applying a simple skills set to lots of different environments and linked them together.
For over 6hrs , Dan worked hard on linking his new skills set together. Linking steeps to corners, turning through drop offs, gap jumps, drops, corners, controlling air time and distance, switchbacks and riding over obstacles to name just a few..
I really enjoyed being part of this session as it wasn’t just airtime but was about simple techniques.
What a session it turned into as as soon as I had corrected their set ups and physical skills errors it all clicked. Gaps to 13ft, 14ft tabletops and linking gaps and jumps together, drops, style, berms, wall rides you name it. They even started jumping over each other!
A Father And Son Session April 17th, 2019Tony Doyle