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San Jose Mtb Skills Clinic - Santa Cruz Edition

It's time to get out and work on your skills with SJMtb. We'll setup in similar fashion to the Santa Teresa skills clinics to allow for plenty of space for drills.

Some of the core skills you can expect to see worked on include...
-Body position
-cornering
-braking
-standing and seated pedaling
-descending technique

After we work on the drills we'll head up for a ride to top of the world where we can practice the skills on real trails. The trails at DeLa offer an amazing mix of terrain with not nearly as much climbing as STP. This will allow for a quicker ascent and thus leave more time for working on technical descent challenges.

These clinics tend to run a bit long so if you're looking for a more time efficient ride Julie is hosting a ride just down the road at Wilder State park. She's a newer ride organizer, but no stranger to riding technical terrain. She plans to help riders that have some experience at wilder but walk some sections get better.

No matter what you're looking for SJMtb will have you covered when it comes to improving your riding skills.

Cheers,
David

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  • Danielle

    Great shots of everyone! Thanks for posting these!

    October 19, 2013

  • Bob E

    Clinic was great. I learned a lot of valuable skills.

    October 14, 2013

  • David

    You all did awesome! I'm very lucky to have such great people as a part of the SJMtb family. Can't wait for our next skills day. BTW thanks to Krista and Jennifer for helping with some great shots on the big camera, I should be able to post some up tonight.

    October 14, 2013

  • Carine

    Thanks to the organizers for this great skills clinic. I'm so glad I rode that switchback!

    October 12, 2013

  • Salvador A.

    Awesome and very informative clinic

    October 12, 2013

  • Danielle

    I had a great time working on my skills!

    October 12, 2013

  • Danielle

    Thank you! That was great!

    October 12, 2013

  • David

    Hey everyone, I'm thinking we can all head into town after the ride for a bite to eat. So if you're interested please stick around.

    October 12, 2013

  • David

    We've got a good mix of people comimg out tomorrow. ..
    Can't wait

    September 27, 2013

  • Salvador A.

    Most of the drills mentioned are the ones I need worked on, I'm all in:)

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • David

    I hope you all realize this is a beginner event. It's not intended for more advanced riders. As I mention above, Julie is doing a more advanced ride for those of you that have more experience. Having advanced riders taking up spots for this event defeats it's intended purpose. If there is interest in an advanced class I will gladly create a ride for those members. I know Christo knows not only the park but also is an incredibly skilled rider. Perhaps he can lead an advanced class for us.

    September 17, 2013

    • David

      Exactly Louis. No aone is being kicked out. That's not how sjmtb rolls. Just want everyone to know what this event is intended for. If you're still interested then by all means join us. Just know your advanced skills may be put to use ;)

      September 18, 2013

    • Fredric

      Like you said, if there's enough interest, then I'd be willing to take on advanced beginners that want to learn the more intermediate stuff. Hopefully I don't get seriously injured at Pacifica the week prior =)

      September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    YAHOO!. ON THE WAIT LIST. i can not wait.

    September 17, 2013

  • David

    Also many of you did not answer the question about how many years you've been riding.

    September 17, 2013

  • alex m

    Oooooo !!! I hate to miss this but I'll be out of town.
    Also - update the event time. I assume its 8:30am-11:30am.

    September 17, 2013

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