I'm leading a skills clinic at this Sunday at the Modoc trail at 2pm. I'm "leading", but it's really a collaborative learning experience, it's always fun to see how different people approach things differently than I do. I usually learn a trick or two myself at these things.
This isn't a long ride, or fast ride. We'll just ride from one technical feature to the next and everyone can get a chance to practice and learn how to ride it, or a new and better way to ride it. You can try it as many times as you want. We'll work on The Rock (both up and down), log hops, creek crossings, and switchbacks.
This is always a fun ride, it's free, and even if you're not up to riding some of the stuff, watching others do it is a good learning experience, and maybe just the push you need to work up the courage to try something new.
A few teasers of what to expect! Hopefully we'll even get some nice fall colors too.
I'd like to go, haven't done anything like that been road biking, just started into mountain biking so if you all can handle a noob, let me know what time. Appreciate it
Yes, EVERYONE is welcome, especially folks who are new! We're meeting at 2pm at the main trailhead on HWY 23. You can find directions here: sorbacsra.org/Trails/Modoc.htm
Seeing people ride stuff is a huge motivator to ride it yourself, I mean, they make it look so easy, how hard can it be? Case in point: The Rock. Most folks have been able to ride down the rock, but for years there were only tales and rumors of people riding up The Rock. Everyone knew someone who knew someone who had seen someone do it.
Then Trent did it and posted a video, and he made it look easy and effortless!! Armed with a new tactic and the knowledge that it could be done, many of us gave it another attempt, and now lotsa people can ride up The Rock, not just down. Thanks Trent!