Saturday, 10 November 2012
Ian and Ralph come from Oxford for a skills session
We began with the application of both mental and physical skills in the drop technique.
From there we moved onto the skills trail and the 14 sections that are present in it and I began working on linking the sections together via their exits and entries. Flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns were linked to upslopes, steps, rock gardens, pump bumps and drops. We moved down the trail methodically, always linking the previous sections to the next and after a break they were riding the whole trail end to end.
Our session ended after a couple of runs and we retired to the local pub for a well earned pint to celebrate an awesome session and a great end to a weeks coaching.