Saturday, 6 November 2010
Mark, Tom and Nick's group session
On meeting at the Herts skills trails, I set about installing the physical skill set and how it applies to all techniques in mtbing.
The 1st technique was the drop technique where the riders all put their push into use and very soon the mental skill set was blossoming nicely!
Each rider methodically rode all 3 drops using their physical and mental skill set and applying it accordingly.
From there, we moved onto the skills trail and its 14 sections. Drops, steps, rocks, flat, off camber, bermed and switchbacked corners, pumping, upramps and speed manuals were covered and linked together gradually and smoothly.
Each segment was isolated and the sections contained were worked on before moving down the trail and linking it to the previous segment.
The lads worked very hard on their skill set and were beginning to really flow down the trail. It looked like jumping table tops would be next on the menu but mental fatigue crept in and the riders all felt too tired.
Our session came to a close there with smiles all round. I can't wait to be part of their future development.
high 5 guys!!