Saturday, 12 April 2014
learning to ride flats
We began with both techniques that form a bunny hop and it wasnt long before he was clearing tree stumps that i layed down for him. We then moved on to apply the skills sets to the drop and jump techniques and it was there that i discovered that he was more balanced left foot forward that he was previously in these techniques. We spent quite a while reaffirming his footwork once again. After a while he was comfortably clearing an isolated 6ft tabletop and loving it.
From there we went to a different trail and worked heavily on pumping sections of a trail and making him more resonant with the trail. With practice and when his timing got better James found it easier to generate and carry speed without pedalling. I knew James was tiring but we wasn't done yet so i moved on to a trail that ends in the steep drop off we had worked on in our previous session and we began linking the sections on that trail together, after a few complete runs of that trail james could feel the errors creeping in as he got more tired, so he called an end to the session himself. A great session to end a week of coaching for myself and nathan. Hi5!