Mountain biking in sand is a skill that flusters a lot of riders. On my first trip to Moab I really struggled with it and it wasn’t until MTB Legend Missy “the Missile” Giove gave me some tips on how to mountain bike in sand that I figured it out. Check out this video tutorial:
How to brake on a mountain bike is a very misunderstood subject and I received this great question from a newsletter reader: … Great question Dan. I love to hear from riders who are picking up sports like mountain biking later in life! This is the problem when “tips” are substituted for actual coaching, there are so many variables in mountain biking (like the root you hit) that you can rarely say, “always do this …..”.
It’s the time of year where you have probably set mountain biking goals and are working towards them, this will help you exceed those goals. Wow, as a coach I never thought I would tell you to stop setting goals! Turns out if you want to improve your mountain biking there may be a better way than goal setting ….
Why do you treat your mountain bike, car and house better than you treat yourself? To mountain bike at your best don’t you need to have your body functioning perfectly? I had the pleasure of training and working with our newest BetterRide certified coach Brian Buell this weekend and he made a comment that really resonated with me! We were explaining to our students the importance of taking care of our bodies as mountain biking alone is terrible for us physically (muscles imbalances, tight IT bands, over use injuries, twisting of our legs and core as 99% of us favor a forward foot, etc. (see article, “Is Mountain Biking Wrecking Your Health?” http://wp.me/p49ApH-J9 ) when Brian mentioned something ……
We really want to help you reach goals, live your riding dreams and ride with much more confidence and control. So, what are your mountain biking dreams, goals and aspirations? We have been fortunate enough to help over 3,000 riders achieve their goals and in 2014 we are interested in helping you.
What are you weak points that you want to improve? Is there a specific trail or section of trail you want to ride?