I’ll be near Birmingham, Alabama training high school MTB coaches on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Join me for a public clinic that Friday or Saturday.
Give yourself the upgrade that lasts forever: skills!
My August trip to Peoria, IL was so successful, I’m coming back!
Kung fu skills clinics Oct. 17-20.
LEVEL 2 session on Saturday!
Plus available private sessions.
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:
Our friend Keith, a Cat 1 XC racer with legs that were crushing but skills that were disappointing, has signed up for 20 hours of skills sessions.
In session #1 we covered the basics, laid down some baseline metrics (time trials!) and plucked some low-hanging fruit.
Keith raced the following weekend. Here’s what he said:
Thanks for Pump Up The Base, I rocked it last winter and now I am gaining the benefits (aside from the leg speed, “climbing” on a trainer helped my posture while climbing).
My question is, does the speed ladder help in MTB? I came across a speed ladder and I thought that the foot speed(?) and agility exercises were nice and since I do MTB, maybe I can incorporate it to my training.
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?
Our friend Lars has an interesting question about timing his Pump Up the Base and Prepare to Pin It training programs, plus integrating strength work.
Jorge and Diego came from Bogota, Colombia to dial in their MTB skills.
We had two great sessions at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO.
OK! We are bringing the Awesome to Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in Orange County, CA.
Come on out for a fun day of learning and riding with LLB coach Andy Somerville.
Hey Lee, I don’t know if you remember me, I attended the Utah clinic you guys put on last spring … anyway, my daughter and I have been on the trails almost every day since then, always yelling out whatever Lee taught us that the other is not doing … I finally won my age group at an XTERRA, on the most technical course I’ve done. I still can’t keep up on 4,000 ft of climbing because I am 30-40 lbs heavier then the other guys, but the technical riding and more punchy climbs are mine. I have gotten to the point of zero hand callouses, no wrist pain, and no arm fatigue from death gripping the bars. I think about what you taught daily, and still go back and read your books fairly often. Thanks for taking the effort to single me out and give me some help.