January 20 · 10:00 AM
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Learn to ride a pump track - there's (almost) no pedalling involved! Instead you shift your body weight around and this is enough to accelerate you endlessly around the track (well, till you collapse from exhaustion)!
This is called pumping and besides being loads of fun it's a useful skill because it allows you to increase your speed and improve overall control while out mountain biking. Get good at pumping and you'll ride faster, accelerate through corners, handle bumps better, maintain momentum, plan further ahead and get a full body workout!
The plan: In the first of the YouTube Signature Series* we'll be heading off to a pump track in Miramar and having some fun going through the basic techniques of pumping.
Difficulty level: This event is for those that don't know how to pump or thought this event was about flat tires. We will be staying firmly on the ground but you should be comfortable with moving around on your bike and handling bumps and sharp corners.
What to bring: Mountain bike and helmet, gloves recommended. Pumping is hard work so water and snacks might be an idea.
Weather: This event will be rescheduled if the pump track is not dry.
*Disclaimer: What if you could learn by plugging YouTube into your brain? The YouTube Signature Series is as close as it gets – your host will spend countless hours trying to learn a new skill from YouTube, painstakingly break it down to its very essentials, and then upload it into your brain.
No guarantees whatsoever - but we'll have fun trying!
Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.