Past Meetup

Racing Fundamentals: It's not chaos! Rain Date!

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14 people went

Price: $30.00 /per person
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Are you curious about racing or have been doing it for a couple years now but still haven't gotten comfortable with the start line nerves or the stampede when the gun goes off? Maybe you are just looking for an edge? This two hour session will not only increase your confidence at the races it will make the experience safer for everyone involved!

Racing a mountain bike is extremely exhilarating and few other sports can mimic it's feel of adrenaline while pushing yourself to new heights! It can also be dangerous when the mind is lacking oxygen and decisions need to be instinctual when things are happening quickly. Come out and let me guide you through some confidence building exercises that mimic different aspects of racing.

In two hours we'll cover a variety of topics.

Race starts. From how to push off at the gun to how to deal with some rubbing of elbows and wheels! The advantages and disadvantages of the hole shot (aka starting as hard as you can)! When to stay and when to go! Passing on the trail. Calling your pass, letting the pass happen. This can be done so smoothly there is very little momentum lost for either rider! Marking your competition and pacing. Playing to strengths and weaknesses. How to use your peripherals with eyes and ears! Randoms: Eating, equipment to carry, clothing, bike set-up. This class is limited to 15 people so sign up today!

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