It has been an amazing year so far and I am feeling more fortunate than ever to have such great coaches working for BetterRide and to meet and help so many riders improve and reach their goals. Here is a quick update on life at BetterRide. Coaches: Checkout this thread: http://www.bikemojo.com/speak/showthread.php?92241-Betterride-net I love what they […]
Maybe I should just let our certified coaches do all the coaching! I did my best to only invite riders who I felt were friendly, patient and good communicators to go through our certification process but they all continue to impress me with comments from their students. Checkout these two comments on facebook from Andy’s camp last weekend:
… The camp far exceeded my expectations. Learned so much. Time to practice.
… Andy, thanks so much! Me, my dad, Cole, and Chase had so much fun! I’m so much more ready to tackle the race season and put all my new techniques to use on the courses up here! Defiantly the best coach I’ve ever had in any sport and the most I’ve ever learned in 3 days.
It is easy to get overwhelmed looking at the big picture of some trails (“wow, it is just one challenge after another”) but breaking it down step by step makes it much less daunting! I just got an email from one of our students about National Trail on South Mountain being rather daunting and it […]
MTB upgrades and components such as pedals, shoes, handlebars, tires, stem and wheel set can have a huge positive or negative effect on your riding! Choose the components and equipment for you, the conditions and your purpose that day.
On a technically easy course like the 24 hours of old Pueblo a racer will be concerned more about rolling resistance than control so she runs a semi-slick tire front and rear. The same racer on a more technical course would likely run a knobbier tire that rolled a little slower but gave her more control.
Some things to look out for:
1. Light weight components, light bars, light wheel sets, light tires, light cranks etc.. Our obsession with shaving weight off our bikes needs to end. Yes, given the exact same performance I would rather have a 22 pound bike than a 32 pound mountain bike but right now that doesn’t exist.
Is this frustrating thing (that we all experience) holding you back on the mtb trail? Are you letting failure hold you back?! Or worse yet, fear of failure? Dan Millman (World Champion Gymnast, Coach and Author) said, “Failure is natural and necessary part of the learning process.” He is not recommending failing for the sake […]