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I hope you’re having fun out there. This is a great time of year to start building fitness, skills and radness for next year.
Please check out:
• Pump Up the Base training program
• The most useful pedaling tip ever
• NorCal clinics Dec. 13-15
Last week I rocked a three-hour session with these two:
• James Herrera, USA Cycling National Team BMX Coach, and
• Kelli Emmett, Team Giant pro enduro racer
We refined their pumping skills, cleaned up their drops then did some jumping.
Here’s what James had to say:
Last Sunday’s clinic in Tarrytown, NY was windy and cold, but everyone held strong and had fun.
Check out these comments from stoked kung fu students:
Last weekend’s kung fu session in Temecula was awesome. On Dec. 8, LLB coach Andy Somerville is gonna rock your world.
Let’s rock a kung fu skills session in the Tarrytown, NY area on Nov. 3.
I’ll be training high school coaches on Saturday and training six lucky rippers on Sunday.
Hey all, I’m stoked to announce a kung fu skills session in Temecula, CA on Oct. 19.
The venue is super fun, with tons of challenging terrain. Give yourself the upgrade that lasts forever!
When I started this whole adventure 10 years ago, I envisioned a community of bicycle skills instructors teaching a shared curriculum—just like “real” sports. This has taken some time, but it’s happening.
In June, NICA executive director Austin McInerny and I certified a half dozen instructors to teach the Lee Like Bikes Training Method to high school coaches, who will then teach the Method to high school riders all over the United States.
This was a huge moment! I only cried once.
If you’ve seen any of the Red Bull Crashed Ice events—imagine 4X on hockey skates down an ice track of doom—you’ve probably thought 1) rad! and 2) how do they train for this?
Well, it turns out pump tracks and bike parks are perfect. Pump is pump. Ripping is ripping. Kung fu is kung fu.
Very kind article from Cheri Felix at 303cycling.com:
>>> Lee Likes Bikes and I Like Lee And Bikes Too
“Lee is one of those guys that knows what he’s talking about, and he gives you the information you need without being judgy or impatient. It’s like for those three hours each one of us was his best friend. He has this quality of teaching with so much excitement that you feel like it is his first time. But you know it isn’t. He’s too good.”
That’s funny: I’ve taught hundreds of these lessons, but every one does feel like my first. I feel the same nervousness, excitement and stoke. Pretty rad.
I dig Dirt’s recent interview with Fabien Barel about Flow (capital F), and I got to use his wisdom today while working with DH champ Alex Willie.