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Mountain bike classes?
« on: February 29, 2008, 10:42:19 AM »
My GF wants to learn to trail ride better, She is strong, fit and has good balance but shuts me out if I try to give pointers, She needs a structured class taught by somebody she respects  ;D

I read somewhere that somebody in this forum gives classes to beginners on the first Sunday of every month, I cannot seem to find that post again... Is this true?

I think she rides much better than a beginner, She rode the Tsali Right loop and Thompson with me and did fine.

I am sure she will jump on the intermediate class after she has the beginner class for a confidence boost, I will join in the intermediate class as well.
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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 10:46:40 AM »

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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 06:18:36 PM »
Thanks, I was hoping it would be this weekend so we could go to the intermediate class March 22, If I can help her build confidence she will do fine.
She's a certified spin instructor so endurance is not a problem its just all those hills and bumpy things on the trail that have her rattled.

Competing nationally For 7 years, She rode a 1200 pound horse out of the gate in team roping competitions ...
2 years ago she was going to the track with her 600 cc sport bike doing 100+ MPH and carving 14 turns per lap.
and she's afraid of trail riding ::)

... maybe she is just holding back so my masculinity doesn't get snuffed.  :-\   ;D
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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 06:47:32 PM »
you need to email Wes to see when he is doing the next class. he only does the class if he has enough people and if no other events are going on that require his time.

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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 08:00:29 PM »
Then after you complete all those you should sign up for Mike's Jump Class at Croom--it has levels beginner-expert.
The price is a steal too.
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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 08:40:47 PM »
He will teach you to not wear..........................oh nevermind!


Wes class is usually held every first sunday of the month at the Trout Creek ride. Check with him.  You can send him a P.M. his name on the board is Poobah.

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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 08:44:18 AM »
Then after you complete all those you should sign up for Mike's Jump Class at Croom--it has levels beginner-expert.
The price is a steal too.

That sounds great!
We found a jump area near 12 mile bail, I did a couple baby jumps.
Would love to be able to jump on purpose, My highest jump was totally by accident and it wasn't pretty.

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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 02:12:36 PM »
That area by the 12 mile bailout that you mention is where I live!
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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 04:29:46 PM »
My girl lives off Snow hill road, just 10 minutes to 12 mile
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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2008, 06:19:23 PM »
My friends and I took Wes' intro class quite a while ago.  Great class with lots of good info...even for a seasoned rider. 

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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2008, 09:00:04 PM »
Harveys class would be a great follow up after some quality time under sinsai Wes ;D

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Re: Mountain bike classes?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2008, 10:47:39 PM »
hairball--we need to meet up then because I live about a mile from the 12 mile. I ride out there most everyday.

And I don't charge nothin'!! ;D

For real though send me a message and we can ride.
Mike Cole

 

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