“Ed doesn’t reconstruct your riding, instead he focusses you on a few moves to make it somewhat more fit for purpose. Firstly a more open body position combined with better management of speed before letting it all hang out on technical sections. This act of faith to abandon the binders means taking more direct lines and committing 100% to the terrain. There’s some soundbites around “chin up, elbows out” but it’s more subtle than that.”
More great feedback on a blog, this time from Alex who came up to ride Hebden Bridge with two mates. This was a private booking and we did an Alpine Prep course specially tailored for the group of 3. We looked at pumping the trail, carrying speed, manual, bunny hop and drop offs as well as steep switch back corners and other ace mountain biking stuff.
As always with these courses I try to build on what is good about the way the guys are riding and then make tweeks and add in good technique where it’s missing. Then we ride lots of trails, have a good lunch, ride more and drink some fine ales to finish.