Gotta Learn to Lean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8sxY8yvS5o&?showinfo=0&w=645&h=363 The winter mud is refusing to freeze, so another wet and mild winter to grind through. With the winter season being the time for base miles and building the foundations for the coming years riding, the skills side of things can be easily left behind. Base miles, as important as they are for fitness, can…Read more Gotta Learn to Lean

Train in Vain

Returning to work is not without some advantages, There is an excellent on campus gym for a start. Back to work with a bump, sort of. I work at a university so returning to work after my paternity leave during the summer break meant I had a gentle reintroduction to the workplace. With no classes or…Read more Train in Vain

Dad with bike – Will Race

The countdown is on to my first proper race of the year, the Cream O the Croft Enduro. For past races I've put in a reasonably structured gym plan complimented by a more haphazard "time spent on the bike plan". With no access to a gym and time on the bike being my main source…Read more Dad with bike – Will Race

Progression – Chasing Form

Often when riding, I get the nagging feeling that even though I'm trying to progress my skills and become a smoother, faster rider. That last year, I was fitter and faster. Turning the cranks, trying to move forward, deliberately practicing skills and sessioning challenging trails, yet sometimes I feel like I'm just going backwards. Mostly…Read more Progression – Chasing Form

Progression – Local Loop

Your strengths are those you practice most, and your weaknesses those that are too hard or to rare an opportunity to perform. A few things have caused my riding to change and progress over the years, one of the biggest influences has been the local loop. We all have a local loop, somewhere we can…Read more Progression – Local Loop