Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Breaking a barrier in Neil and Simon's riding
We moved to the skills trail and began working on the top half consisting of four corners, rock garden and a pump mound. We worked on linking the sections together and any errors were already being self diagnosed as they knew why it was right or wrong in any section. We took a break and resumed by riding the rest of the trail and soon they were riding the whole trail top to bottom and linking all 14 sections of the trail together via line choice and control areas. Berms, flat, off camber and switchback turns were linked to drop offs, absorbing, steps,rocks, pumping and drops were all linked smoother and faster than before.
We moved to another trail and worked on riding steep sections including a near vertical drop off and linked the sections before it including a fade away jump and more corners.
We moved to the pump and jump trail and worked on staying on the ground and pumping and absorbing sections on the trail and linked a berm at the end of the trail into the line too. Soon they were choosing whether to jump or pump sections on that trail and linked the end 2 berms into the line now and were flying around the turns with ease.
They were showing signs of tiring and when Neil found the top tube of his yeti frame had cracked halfway through the carbon our session definitely came to a close. Awesome session guys.