Cornering: Maximizing Fun

The trails of the entire Trail Spinner territory are an amazing collection of corners coming at you in rapid fire. Let's do a 2 hour clinic to bring new joy to your experience of cornering. In the process you'll get more speed with less work!

Corners come in a variety of shapes and sizes and how you enter and exit them can equal free speed and more flow. In this clinic we'll work on all the parts that equate to fun and confident cornering.

1. Body position is critical to gaining maximum traction and control. Do you counter-balance your weight, look around the corners, carry the magic speed in and out of a corner? We'll work on that!

2. How are your line choices? Do you chop early and scrub speed resulting in needing more energy to get started again?

3. Always putting an outside foot down? Maybe what you do on the road doesn't equate to the trails!

4. Braking in that corner? Lets find that predictive braking intuition!

This will be a two hour clinic for anyone who's been riding a bike for more than a year and feels comfortable riding on the trails of the Trail Spinner region. The time will be spent doing cornering drills in a field and on a piece of trail. You don't have to be a hot shot racer or even a daily ripper. Both those people are welcome and can benefit but since we aren't going on a "ride" there will be no one getting dropped.

 

Class is limited to 10 people so don't hesitate!

 

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  • J K.

    I'm updating this to 7:05 am as I'm meeting others at 7:30 down the trail. If conditions look really bad I'll be going to the gym instead :)

    March 15, 2013

  • J K.

    just a note, if it happens to be dry in the morning(Sat) I'll probably hit the Wiss for a jaunt about, and if wet , it'll be forbidden drive, and maybe down to the art museum, etc. Either way, 8am, Livezey Pavilion. But let me know here if you happen to be coming just in case I change things up.

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Harlan, that is Palm Sunday and I work at a church. See you on 5/12 and Dirt Fest.

    March 15, 2013

  • Harlan

    OKAY everyone! So we can just get on with our lives.
    Cancelled!
    We will reconviene on Sunday the 24th! Hopefully mother nature is allows us to do it then!

    Harlan

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Harlan

    Jesse,
    It's not canceled yet. But if it is, the rain date is the 24th!

    March 15, 2013

  • J K.

    Just to confirm, this is canceled for tomorrow then with rain date on the 24th?

    March 15, 2013

  • Harlan

    Hi everyone! Rain date? March 24th!
    Thanks for signing up for the clinic! I'm really stoked to see the interest in a skills clinic!
    Unfortunately we might be out of luck with weather. Even if it doesn't rain or snow it's going to be cold. Myself and the trails can handle the cold, but not the rain. Let's make March 24th the rain date!
    I'm sure some of you will not be able to make the switch, but rest assured there will be more clinics!
    Look for me at Dirt Fest if you plan to make it out there this year!

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Harlan, 65% chance of snow /rain tomorrow. Is this rain or shine?

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woot got in, thank you! Google maps is showing parking lot at the bird rescue. Is that correct or should I go off to the left to the main parking at Middle Run? Thx

    March 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Harlan said it's the main. Now I am really confused.

      March 12, 2013

  • Harlan

    Thanks Sam, I will let you know! Sorry George, second clinic is for Racing Fundamentals. We'll try to get another one planned soon! Kimberly, it's the main Parking lot at Middle Run.
    Thanks for all the interest!

    March 11, 2013

  • Sam

    Looks like Kimberly wanted my spot. If anything opens up let me know even if on the day. Thanks

    March 11, 2013

  • Sam

    Harlan, Looks like you've got some people on a wait list for the
    cornering clinic. I'm happy to give up my slot as we've covered
    some of this in our one to ones. Let me know. Thanks

    March 11, 2013

  • George S.

    How about a 2nd clinic from 1pm - 3pm? I should be able to get one or 2 people to join me. Now your up to 4 people for a 2nd clinic. What do you say?

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wasn't sure if my bike would be back from fork upgrade, now it's full... Oh well anymore farther north? DE is a haul from Allentown.

    March 9, 2013

  • Sam

    Thanks for coming to Newark Harlan. I don't even need to get in my car for this one!!

    March 8, 2013

    • Harlan

      You're earning some bonuses!

      March 8, 2013

  • Harlan

    Hey Kathy and j3n! Thanks for signing up! See you on the 16th!

    March 8, 2013

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