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.
We are stoked to teach classed at the excellent Frisco Bike Park in Frisco, CO
Sept. 10 – Two Level 1 classes with coach Kevin Stiffler.
Sept. 17 – One Level 2 class with Kevin and Lee McCormack.
Learn more and sign up at the Town of Frisco’s site >>>
On my 47th birthday a couple days ago, The Wife and I explored the trails at Sunset East in Erie, CO.
What fun! An easy climb with green, blue and black descents, all flowy and lovely. It’s the perfect layout for riders of different levels to enjoy mountain biking. Go slow, go fast, go little or go big. It’s all there. I, for one, plan to nab the blue KOM.
On Oct. 1, 2016 I’m teaching a Level 2 skills class. Learn to ride these trails (and others) with style!
When you’re Riding (with a capital R), you roll over most trail features without a care. You’re Flowing in the moment, and your body is executing trained patterns in a fluid and, I might add, awesome way. But sometimes you encounter a thing. That thing could be a drop, a jump—anything that makes you stop and have to decide whether to go for it.
In my classes (and with myself) I ask these questions:
Do you want to ride faster with less effort? Do you want to drop the competition with style and grace? How about having more fun when you ride?
What self respecting cyclocrosser doesn’t want these things?
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Side knobs. Use ‘em!
The LLB Spring Moab camp was so rad we’re doing it again—only better.
Where: Moab, UT
When: Oct. 22-25, 2015 and April 21-24, 2016
Why: Learn deep kung fu MTB skills and have tons of fun.
Who: Anyone who wants to ride more types of terrain faster, radder and safer. You!
Learn more and sign up: LLB camps in Moab, UT >>>
The end-of-day recovery from your four day clinic (LLB Moab Camp Oct. 22-25, 2015) is very interesting to me. As I am 54 I find this is becoming extremely important. What can I do to learn about the best recovery for me?
Met you at the Georgia high School mountain bike league Summit last summer with Dan Brooks and got some good riding in there. I have a serious question about cornering and the techniques that IMBA is teaching. I find that I do a combination of flat footed for easy turns and outside foot down for aggressive cornering. What is your recommendation after the recent IMBA teaching of “flat-footed” through turns.
North Georgia Mountain Bike Club (founder and junior mtb coach)
Georgia High School Mountain Bike League coach
Our first multi-day destination camp is done, and it was beyond awesome. I’m still jazzed … and I’m planning improvements to the next camp.
Check out the epic tale and photos:
I am a big fan of yours, you’re one of my role models within the World of Mountain Biking.
I write this email as a 17 year old from the UK trying to decide on a career path, I currently work as a lifeguard and I am in full time education. I love Sport and especially riding bikes with knobbly tyres on dirt.
Becoming a Mountain Biking coach interests me greatly as I would love to turn my passion into a career and help share my passion with other riders. I was hoping for some insight into the industry and advice as to how to break into it and become a coach.
Is it better to start part-time and go to University/ College as well, if so would a degree relating to Psychology and Sports coaching be beneficial? or completely commit and become fully qualified straight away? How does someone come about working for your coaching team? What qualifications or experience do you look for?
Any advice you can offer would be a huge help.