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FOUR DAYS OF AWESOME IN PEORIA, IL


I had no idea mountain biking in the Midwest is so big—and excellent.

Just returned from four days of teaching and riding in Peoria, IL. Thoughts:

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August 22, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching,Trail : Comments (1)


ARM POSITION WHEN PUMPING?


Lee,

I have pump track envy! That just looks like so much fun.

I also have a question about arm/wrist position when pumping. I notice that some people cock/flex their wrist more at the grip that leads to a more elbows out position, and others keep their wrist more perpendicular to the bar and elbows more inline with their body. Which is correct? Or more effective?

Max

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August 6, 2014 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Pump tracks,Skills/training : Comments (3)


RIDING MY BACKYARD PUMP TRACK!

This track is as old as The Bugs, which makes it almost five years young. Finally, here are some riding videos: one of the kids, one of the dads.

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August 4, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (2)


PUMP TRACK AT DENVER GREEN SCHOOL!


Does your school have a pump track?

This one does, and it is sweet.

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July 29, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (4)


P3: AN EVEN BETTER TOOL FOR THE JOB?


At my coaching office (Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO) I generally churn out laps on a carbon, suspended 29er: either a Specialized Camber or Enduro. Up the dirt road, down the slalom or slopestyle, repeat, then some pump track and dirt jump laps. It’s park riding for old guys—or is it XC training for someone who prefers sine waves?

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July 18, 2014 : Posted In: Equipment,Pump tracks : Comments (0)


SHREDDING WITH THE CAVEMAN


It’s been my pleasure to help 7-time XTERRA world champion the “Caveman” Conrad Stoltz get even faster and smoother on his bike. Oh yeah, and he’s having more fun too.

In this video we ride Hall Ranch in Lyons, CO. Conrad is fast!

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July 7, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching,Trail : Comments (1)


HOW SHOULD I PUMP A 180 BERM?


Hi Lee,

I’ve been working hard on your different pumping techniques in Pro BMX Skills (really like the detail of the different techniques). I finally have a pump track near me and there’s been a massive improvement since I started riding it. The bit I’m struggling with is my entry to the 180 degree berm, at the end of the track. I’m always losing speed on it, when others are gaining speed. Should I be unweighting over the entry roller, then one slow pump down the backside of the roller and round the berm? Or should I pump the backside, unweight again, then pump the berm?

I gotta say, riding a pump track is proving very beneficial for my overall riding. I’m off to Fort William in the morning for the World Cup, so I imagine I’ll see some good pumping technique there. :-)

Thanks,
Andy

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June 8, 2014 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Pump tracks,Skills/training : Comments (3)


BMX BIRTHDAY PARTY!


This might be even sweeter than Chuck E Cheese.

Yesterday we rocked a private BMX session at a local track.

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May 22, 2014 : Posted In: BMX,Coaching : Comments (0)


BALANCE ON THE BMX TRACK

Hi Lee,

I’m new to BMX racing and have been finding your book Pro BMX Skills very useful, however my coach keeps telling me to keep my elbows up and out. I’m riding a cruiser and am 170cm tall. I find this really difficult to do when I am hanging back behind the seat (weight still centered). My front wheel becomes very loose. Do you have any tips which will let me learn to keep my elbows up even whilst pumping but keep the front wheel planted. I seem more in control with my elbows in. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Jess

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May 9, 2014 : Posted In: Ask Lee,BMX,Skills/training : Comments (1)


READY TO BUILD PUMP TRACK PLANS!

Hey all,

I’m stoked to announce low cost, ready to build pump track plans for our friends in Pump Track Nation.

No. 1 is Pumptopia: Our most popular all-around track layout.

• Get easy approval for your pump track project.

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• Enjoy guaranteed flow!

For just $20!

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Ready to build pump track plan: Pumptopia >>>

The next track: 2010 Sea Otter! That’s still one of my faves.


April 16, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (6)


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