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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)


LEARNING A NO FOOTER

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YET ANOTHER REASON FOR A GREAT ATTACK POSITION

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.

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April 26, 2017 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (0)


DESCEND LIKE A PREDATOR CHASING PREY

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:

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FEEL YOUR BUTT FOR EXTRA PEDAL POWER


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.

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March 31, 2017 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (2)


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