I recently spent a weekend training the CEO and top coaches from TrainerRoad. All three riders started at different levels — and they all improved a lot.
They created a video, podcast and blog post summarizing what they learned.
Last weekend I was in NorCal teaching and doing a RipRow™ demo at Trail Head Cyclery. Thursday Lars Thomsen and I talked business, assembled the machines then went for a ride. It was getting late.
We drove to Santa Teresa and parked at the “Lover’s Lane” lot near IBM. The sun was setting. I told Lars:
“I don’t want to be afraid.”
Over the past several years, as my shoulders have deteriorated, rocks have become painful, and I’ve become very afraid. But I’ve been doing the REVO physical therapy and RipRow work. My shoulders are stronger. My Specialized Enduro Öhlins Coil is the most capable trail bike in the world. I want to ride aggressively and not worry about the details.
World class XTERRA racers Ben and Jacqui Allen of bandj.racing are in Boulder, CO for training—and that means RipRow and skills classes with me. These elite athletes are amazingly great at learning and implementing new skills. It’s like they should be pro or something!
Fun video too:
I was riding my pump track the other day — deep into a 10-minute non-stop set, and this occurred to me:
When I pump perfectly, the forces are internal (generated within my body and bike). When I make a mistake, the forces are external (coming from the trail). This got the wheels turning, so to speak.
Our friend Chris is having back issues.
I think he should see a professional … and he should insist on a top 1% performer.
Tait Rees, 40something husband and father, has been working the RipRow™ and skills classes all spring — and he is on a shred mission.
Tait is an expert mountain biker and an A-class (the highest class) motorcycle enduro racer.
“I’ve never ridden this well,” he says. “This is a whole new level.”
Learn all about RipRow™ at www.riprow.com