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
MTBers: A great hip hinge and attack position is important!
The farther back your hips are, the less stress you put on your knees. Bonus: You get more power from your hips, and your shoulders are lower so you have more control of your handlebars.
This video from REVO Physiotherapy and Sports Performance (my doctors in Boulder, CO) makes a great point.
Our friend Ryan W just posted some very nice comments on my private coaching page.
“I am excited to go fast and under control. I fear nothing.”
“... the best investment I’ve ever put into mountain biking.”
And more. Check it out:
I live near the top of a mountain. It’s about 1,200 vertical feet from downtown Boulder to my house, with a peak grade of 17% and a whole lot of painful memories strewn about.
Overall I climb it faster and easier than ever. Some days … some days I fly! It’s so easy.
Other days … many days … I suck.
In the past I’ve never offered public women-only classes.
1. I work with people, not genders.
2. Gender does not determine how you ride or learn. I’ve taught more than 5,000 people at all levels, ages and genders. Contrary to stereotypes, some men are too timid and some women are too careless. I teach people, not genders.
3. Other women’s classes I’ve seen seem like watered down rah-rah sessions rather than actual instruction. If you want to go have fun with your friends, do it! If you want to learn how to Ride and Live better, come to an LLB class.
4. Well more than half of my clients, especially in private and semi-private groups, are women. I never saw a need to exclude the other gender.
However, something special happens when a group of women joins in a spirit of shared shred, and there’s no doubt that a female coach can reach female riders in ways I can’t. I felt this the last time Amy Shenton co-coached a large group of women from a local club. Something magic was happening. And we want to make more magic.
We are now offering women-only classes!
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Amy is teaching classes April 18, April 25 and May 2. If there’s demand we’ll add more.
I hope you have a moment to read because, in our little MTB world, this feels like a major evolution.
I’ve been playing with these videos for a while now, and I’m stoked to announce the official launch of Spintertainment.
Spintertainment comes from pro MTB racer (and skills client) Eric Landis. Eric is a serious minded guy with a vision and a commitment to excellence—and it really shows. This is some beautiful work.
Perform a variety of workouts: power, XC, trail and authentic, which mimics the actual ride.
Get stronger while watching skilled riders shred world class trails.
If you’re familiar with Sufferfest: Spintertainment is similar, but the production quality is way higher and this is mountain biking—so it’s radder.
50% off until Feb. 14
7-day free trial!
WATCH THE SAMPLES AND SIGN UP >>>
I have an interesting question for you.
You are coming down a single track on the side of the mountain, and there is a typical tight switchback, narrow and 330 degree turn.
How do you tackle this without loosing too much speed and not going down the hill