I coached Peter two years ago and he wanted to return as he’d lost confidence in his singletrack riding in the local woods. I spent time working on his mental skills and applying the simple techniques to sections of trail and linking them up and flowing.
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.
Mark wanted to overcome some confidence issues in his riding repertoire and my task was to identify why this was happening and it didn’t take me long.
I found his positioning was out and I made some small adjustements to his physical skill set as well as his bike and that made a huge difference.
I was able to work on Mark’s mental skills and made him aware of what he was doing on his bike technique wise.
Looking and body position , once corrected makes everything simpler and the mental skills blossom as a result.
Drops, corners, pumping, jumping, drop offs and riding over obstacles were all covered and demonstrated of course.