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THINK FAST. NOW THINK FASTER.


Hello Lee. I learned something. It is good to realize that almost every berm has a pressure point where one executes hip hinge for grip and release of The Force. But there is a deeper level… if one goes fast enough, the application hip hinge takes so much time that the bike can ride at least 3ft from neuromuscular impulse to tyres reaching max pressure. Therefore one who is aware of that pressure point should aim slightly further and at the same time push earlier… does that make me an adept of higher order or an overthinking idiot?

Either way, that realization made me awesome riding the weekend…

Wacek K.

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October 4, 2017 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Skills/training : Comments (2)


FALL CLASSES IN IDAHO AND CALIFORNIA

Hi all,

I’ll be teaching in Boise, NorCal and SoCal this Fall. I hope to see you!

San Jose/Santa Cruz, CA
>>> Join us Oct. 27-30, 2017

Vail Lake Resort, Temecula, CA
>>> Join us Nov. 10 and 13, 2017

Eagle Bike Park, Boise, ID
>>> Join us Sept. 29, 2017

September 25, 2017 : Posted In: Coaching,Skills/training : Comments (0)


KUNG FU MTB TRAINING WITH BANDJRACING

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:

We just finished a ride at Heil Valley Ranch near Boulder, CO, and these two were ripping! I asked them how their riding is improving:


Ben and Jacqui Allen are having more fun on their MTBs from Lee McCormack on Vimeo.

September 6, 2017 : Posted In: RipRow™,Skills/training : Comments (0)


MAY THE FORCES BE WITH YOU

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.

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August 23, 2017 : Posted In: RipRow™,Skills/training : Comments (0)


SHREDDING THE BRECK EPIC

Hey Lee. Paul and I are having fun at the Break Epic in the duo 80+ division. We have won arguably the two hardest stages, Guyot and Wheeler, not in small part due to shredding skills we picked up from sessions with you. Ciao.

Mike D. and Paul R.

Both Mike and Paul have done private and semi-private MTB skills classes with Lee, and they are both active members of the Lee Likes Bikes MTB School. This stuff works!

Meanwhile, our coach Kristie Van Voorst, who teaches our women-only Level 1 classes, is riding her bike solo from Boulder to Durango.

She reports:

“Ran into racers from the Breck Epic 2 days. The first was on a downhill. I was farther back in the pack but pretty much kept up on a fully loaded hard tail… I kept watching everything they were doing wrong… ”

Ha! When an exhausted, fully loaded bike tourer hangs with you on a downhill while you’re racing, there’s some fruit on your descending tree. All you XC racers: You can’t believe how much faster you can be!

We offer lots of instructional options, both in person and online. Get faster now!


Not the ideal descending setup, but Kristie makes it work.


Go Kristie!

August 18, 2017 : Posted In: Racing,Skills/training : Comments (0)


SHREDDING WITH XTERRA LEGENDS BEN AND JACQUI ALLEN


As a teacher, I love helping all kinds of riders ride better and have more fun. The amount of improvement people can enjoy … it’s staggering! You just need to spend a little time with me. Afterward you’ll say “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”

Last week I got to work XTERRA legends Ben and Jacqui Allen. These are two of the best racers in the world … and they got way better in just a couple hours of RipRow™ and bike work.

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August 16, 2017 : Posted In: Coaching,Skills/training : Comments (0)


ADVICE FOR A BAD BACK

Our friend Chris is having back issues.

I think he should see a professional … and he should insist on a top 1% performer.

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August 15, 2017 : Posted In: Ask Lee,RipRow™,Skills/training : Comments (0)


FOCUSING ON FOCUS

I enjoy a life of purpose and possibility. I work a lot, but I love what I do — and I’m helping other people love what they do. When I’m not working, I’m doing my best to be a great father and husband. When I ride outside of my “job,” it’s for training — body, mind and spirit — and it happens near home, and it has to be efficient. Since I do the same things over and over, my adventures occur in nuance.

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August 10, 2017 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (2)


“MY RIPROW™ PRACTICE IS MAKING THESE MOVES SO EASY.”

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

May 10, 2017 : Posted In: RipRow™,Skills/training : Comments (0)


IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ANTI-ROW

May 6, 2017 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (0)


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