Monday, 16 December 2013
Jane from Geneva
Although I wanted to focus on xc racer techniques predominantly, we began with drops first to show Jane why her new body position makes it easier and also for me to work on her mental skills.
Next, we worked on body positioning in turning and really awoke her skiing experiences in doing so before moving to the singletrack itself. Flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns were linked to pumping, rock gardens, up slopes, drop offs and steps. We worked along the trail methodically, always adding the previous sections to the next and using line choice and braking areas. Soon, Jane was riding the whole trail end to end and getting smoother and faster with each run and recovering from the climb up as she did so.
I moved to another trail to worked on pumping and absorbing sections on a trail to gain speed and stick to the ground and carried speed through a corner further than her first try as the skills set began to sink in and become less of a conscious action.
Our session ended there and I cannot wait for future riding updates from Jane