Skills Clinic: Low key (beginners only) skills clinic for anyone interested.
Skills that we will go over: Let us know what you would like to see, otherwise, we will form a basic list.
Please note: This is beginners only and we will have an intermediate skills clinic on the 12th of May.
Matt Fitzgerald has volunteered to help us with the clinic. Matt races pro/expert downhill, 5th in country for junior category and has been trained by pros and World Cup racers.
Matt races on Devinci down hill bikes with Billy Goat Bikes out of Asheville NC
Meet time: 09:15 a.m.
Begin: 9:30 p.m.
List of possible points to review/practice.
Skills / Topics:
Bike Setup (Before I hit the Trail):
Equipment (What do I need, what will help me the most?)
Is my Bike Ready?
Minor or Catastrophic?
What Can / Will Happen / What to Expect?
IMBA Rules of the Trail
Center of Gravity
Body Position based on Trail Circumstances
Negotiating Trail Obstacles: Roots, Step-Downs, Step-Ups, Loose Trail Conditions
What do I do on a: Downhill Surface, Uphill Surface, Sidehill Surface
Picking your line
Look through the corner
Cornering - Entry, Corner, Exit
Open hips into corner
Elbow out chest down
Lean bike over more than you
Pedal out of corners
Do not brake in a corner
Using Rear Brake
Using Front Brake
Brake only on grippy surfaces
Attack and Rest / Defense position
Standing on the pedals
Pouncing to slow down
Weighting / Unweighting