Saturday’s LLB skills clinic with Curtis Keene was rad!
Six strong riders — pros and bros — honed their kung fu skills, ripped trails and learned from the best.
The day before
I taught all day Friday then hooked up with Curtis for a few runs. Every time I ride with Curtis, it’s special. Here’s our last adventure: It doesn’t matter, and it’s OK and it feels great.
• Wow. Curtis is fast man fast! His riding style is the same as always — a happy dolphin riding sine waves of love — but everything he does is even more powerful and precise. “That’s just race craft,” he said.
• He was riding half speed, but — dude — I am not used to riding rocks that fast. The secret to stress reduction, I found, is the Keene Switch: If you don’t want to run into something, just hop or jump over it. Flip the switch: The more you cavort like a baby dolphin, the funner it is.
• Me, Lee McCormack
• Kevin Stiffler, LLB coach, professional teacher and gentleman ripper. He recently came from BMX, and he keeps breaking mountain bike parts. Learn more about Kevin and his clinics.
• Curtis Keene, pro enduro racer. He has a Red Bull athlete page.
Talking body mechanics. Photo courtesy of Team Santa Fe Brewing-Pivot Cycles.
Macky Franklin of Team Santa Fe Brewing-Pivot Cycles rolls down the rocks into the turn.
Thanks to the whole crew for coming out. What a great day.
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