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HOW [NOT] TO RIDE DROPS

When free how-to videos appear online, I usually let them disappear without comment. This one contains a safety issue.

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April 18, 2015 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (4)


ONE SPOT LEFT FOR MOAB 2015!

Our April 23-26 Moab camp is going to be awesome—and there’s only one spot left.

If you want to learn a lot, get some great photos and ride world class trails with some of the best instructors in the world, check out the LLB 4-day camp in Moab, UT >>>

April 10, 2015 : Posted In: Coaching : Comments (0)


PUMP UP THE BASE MADE ME STRONGER. WHAT NEXT?


Lee,

Howdy, I just finished a functional threshold power test (20 minutes flat out). Brutal. Over 10 weeks of Pump Up the Base, my FTP went up 8% to 271. I have no idea if that’s what I should be expecting. Stand up pedaling really improved, that’s for sure. Let me know what you think so I can figure out how to continue my training. Thanks,I hope you’re doing well.

Marc

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STOP THE INJURY CYCLE!


When bike parks, long-travel bikes and technique errors mix, the results can be gruesome.

If you’re getting hurt a lot, please address the underlying issues. If your friends are getting hurt, try to intervene, but don’t be surprised if your friends don’t want help.

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March 30, 2015 : Posted In: Life with a capital L,Skills/training : Comments (2)


WEEK 10 OF PUMP UP THE BASE — CAN I STOP NOW?


Hi Lee
I’m on week 10 of Pump Up the Base but its now nice enough to ride outside and I don’t know if I can mentally handle riding the trainer when the trails are money. Don’t you think it’d make more sense training-wise to get out for trail rides now even though I’m not all the way done with the program?
Mark

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A GREAT WEEKEND IN DALLAS, TX


Last weekend’s coaching trip to Dallas, TX was stressful because of all the rain they’ve had, but we found some venues and had a great time.

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March 18, 2015 : Posted In: Coaching : Comments (0)


PUMP UP THE BASE ON MY COMMUTE?

Lee,

I am fortunate to be able to bike commute to work (25min each way) and ride at lunch (45min) for a total of 20 miles/day. I have been doing as many Pump Up the Vase segments in these time intervals as I can with about a 5 min warm-up. However, I am never doing the full workout duration and I want to know if this is ok or if my fitness will just be contained to short bursts? While doing the workouts on my commute I am getting PRs on Strava for sections that I literally rode 243 times last year. I know the weather will get crappy again and I will go back to the trainer but 70 in Denver is like crack to a bike addict like me:)

Also I have been training in my sweet spot (141- 160) based on my highest heart rate (188) on real rides. During the base workouts in week 1 and 2 I am struggling to come down from my sweet spot range without doing limited resistance. Also, when I am in the sweet spot I am riding high in the range. I can stay in the sweet spot without giving it much thought. I am in decent shape with a 49 resting BPM. However, I cant clean mount falcon without stopping and routinely get smoked up it. BTW that is my fitness goal: up mount falcon without stopping.

Also I have been weaving in the F6 and I love both programs!

Kung Fu Ninja in training!!

Ray

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UPHILL PUMP CHALLENGE

Here’s one of my favorite skill drills. OK, let’s call it a challenge.

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January 23, 2015 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (4)


KUNG FU SKILLS IN SIMI VALLEY, CA ON MARCH 22, 2015


Last weekend’s sessions at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley, CA were super fun. We rode with some cool people, and the range of terrain was perfect for learning (and shredding).

Check out these photos, and come out to the March 22 session (or take a 1-day class near you)!

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January 22, 2015 : Posted In: Coaching : Comments (1)


HOW DO I RIDE THIS MASSIVE ROLL-IN?

Hey Lee,
There is a 20ft, nearly vertical, rock on a trail I visited recently. I really want to hit it, and I know it’s rideable. Are there any tricks to tackling a big obstacle like that?

Here is a video. the rock is at 1:44 and from this angle it looks really mellow. When you’re standing right below it or on top it is really pretty vertical. I think what’s hanging me up is the bulge you can see about halfway down. It looks like it’s going to buck me forward off my bike and onto my face in the dirt at the bottom. I’d recommend not watching the whole video… You’ll cringe at some of the riding.

Rory

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January 13, 2015 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Skills/training : Comments (1)


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