On NPR yesterday a veteran musician said he long ago transcended the mechanics of his music, and now he focuses on expressing himself. He can play the same song at a wedding and a funeral, same notes, and share completely different emotions. That got me thinking: What emotion do I want to express when I […]
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Lee, I am a Enduro, and occasional DH racer and have been slacking on training like I should this season. I am trying to finish out strong and get in a solid 7 weeks of training before my last race at the end of the September and am working hard on the Prepare to Pin […]
Last week the satellites told me I was riding slower than in past years, and that prompted me to ask if I am Slower than I once was, faster than I’ll be? That doesn’t appear to be true.
Our friend Lem Stevens has made huge progress in his quest to bunny hop higher on his mountain bike. I asked him to send a video showing his off-bike training (which includes RipRow, Olympic lifting and more), and he kindly obliged.
Our friend and pro mountain bike racer Fairlee Frey (KS-Kenda Women’s MTB Team) is prepping for XCE world championships, and her coach Mike Durner (@mikedurner) is working RipRow into her training. Here’s how an elite coach uses RipRow to prepare an elite racer for a huge event.
I turned on Strava for today’s trail ride because 1) marketing, 2) practicing the release of outcomes, 3) to smash the downhill KOM. I owned it at one point, years ago, and now I’m in the top 1 percent.
In this video, pro enduro racer and cool dude Yoann Barelli dispenses some great advice about riding, racing and living. Pace yourself. Exit speed is more important than entrance speed. Do all of your prep work, then stop worrying. And so on …
Why do you ride? That’s a powerful and seldom asked question. To lose weight, to prove something, to be with friends, to have fun? Fun is one of the better answers. Let’s dig into that.
Here’s a comment thread from the Lee Likes Bikes MTB School (www.llbmtb.com – membership required). This poor guy was advised to buy the wrong size bike. I see this happening a lot — and it’s not cool. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
I’m starting to understand that our current experiences are stacked on our previous experiences, and that the real stuff happens below consciousness. On one end, maybe you deeply believe that life is pain and, as a result, you suffer more than you should. On another end, maybe you’ve put a lot of work into developing a […]
Hi Lee and thanks for all the great info online. Last year I got some instruction at Whistler and my instructor kept on stressing elbows out – “chicken wings.” Then I bought the book Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 3rd Edition and learned that elbows out used to be taught but is actually wrong, hold elbows […]
By Coach Andy Somerville Learning how to ride better (and faster if that’s your goal) takes time, practice and commitment. For riders serious about attaining new levels of confidence, performance and fun, there are two shortcuts to riding better, faster, or riding faster better: Shortcut #1: Work with a skills coach Shortcut #2: Add a RipRow […]