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Mountain Bike Skills :: Efficiency and Flow (co-ed, advanced, full-day clinic)
Start: Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 8:45 AM (PDT)
Lake Hodges / Meet at the south shore parking lot 18798 W. Bernardo Drive
San Diego , CA 92127
San Diego , CA 92127
Registration Closing Date
Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 6:00 AM (PDT)
So you?re a competent mountain biker or XC racer and can ride most technical terrain with confidence. So why can?t you go as fast as your friends? The answer is that you probably haven?t yet found your flow.Our full-day Mountain Bike Skills :: Efficiency and Flow course looks at the key elements to finding your flow, building on our Basic and Intermediate clinics to improve your trail speed and energy management.
COURSE OUTLINEThe skills taught and practiced on the Mountain Bike Skills :: Efficiency and Flow course include:- Mind skills- Reading the trail & linking sections for flow- Attacking flat corners- Flat and cambered corners- Bermed corners; lines and pumping- Switchbacks- Maximizing grip and traction with pumping- Learning to pump for speed & airAfter the course, you will gain a boost in speed and commitment on fast flowing single track, switchbacks, berms; all of which are achieved with far less pedalling by using the topography of the trail to retain, and even increase, speed.For those ninjas-in-training that want test their skills in a race environment--and have a blast doing it--I recommend participating in the Quick n' Dirty Race Series (Lake Hodges) -- race dates will be announced soon. The course is fast, fun, beginner friendly, and spectator friendly due to its multiple loops.To ride like a ninja you must have great skill; to race like a ninja you must have great insight. No, this does not mean that you have to read the Tao of Pooh, it just means that you must be aware of the course ahead of you. The best way to do this is with a purposeful pre-ride--learn where the best line is, practice the technical sections, know how much recovery you will have between climbs, and scope out the best passing sections.To ensure that you have the best race experience, dominate your category, and race like a ninja, come and join this Ninja-led, Efficiency and Flow clinic at the Quick n' Dirty course.Your skills session will include mountain bike skills review, pre-race nutrition guidance, race strategy breakdown, 'what to expect on race day' tips, and, of course, the actual pre-ride.