The clinic will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Lick Fork Recreation Area. We will work on balance, braking, cornering, and going over small obstacles. The clinic will be limited to 20 participants, so if you want to get on the list, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the clinic, we will ride the Horn Creek Trail at Lick Fork, and practice some of the skills we have learned. For directions and a map of the trail, go to sorbacsra.org, click on trails, then click on Lick Fork (Horn Creek).
Thanks to the ladies that turned out for our Ladies Beginner Skills Clinic. We worked on balance, turns, weighting, unweighting, and getting over small obstacles. We worked on the "brick road", a skinny and the log pile. Here are a few pictures:
We rode part of the Horn Creek loop to practice some of the skills we had learned. All the "students" were new to mountain biking, and were great at trying out and practicing new skills.
The heat was bearable seeing that we had shade from the canopy, water, powerade, watermelon, grapes, and Becky's banana bread with chocolate chips.
Thank you to Paul and Michael for helping out with spotting on the larger logs and log pile, and to Becky for helping teach the class. Michael couldn't take pictures of all the obstacles as he was busy helping out. Thanks to Teresa, too, for the moral support and hanging out and helping.
Celeste, you are welcome! Now we just need some trees that are just the right size, and just the right angle, to fall on the Bartram trail. That way you can practice what you learned! HA! The Bartram trail is a great trail to practice corners! Most of the corners can be done with just the body angulation, but there are a few where you can practice the weighted pedal skill.
Hey, I have your water bottle. I'll return it at the next Ladies Ride.