Decision Making – Drops, Jumps and Gaps – Guest Post by Elaine Bothe

Learning good drop technique, building up to the big ones slowly and investigating a drop before sending it will be safer and more fun when you are ready! Written By Coach Elaine Bothe from the Ryan Leech Connection Team "Should I or shouldn't I?" Enjoying challenges, building skills progressively and assessing risks are part of [...]

By |2020-11-19T22:21:31+00:00January 29th, 2017|Bike Skills, Guest Post, Safety|0 Comments

Overcoming fear of crashing

Are you afraid of crashing? Wonder how to overcome fear? Working on strengthening your bike skills and the connection between your body and mind. Here is a particularly relevant question that one of our website readers sent in. Who hasn’t felt the same way? Read on, and share your experiences overcoming fear in the comments section below!  [...]

By |2020-11-19T22:21:31+00:00November 15th, 2016|Coaching, Guest Post, Mental Fitness|1 Comment

The Power of Visualization – #BikeBodyMind

Guest Post by Curriculum Expert & Ambassador Jeffrey Neitlich From the Ryan Leech Connection Mtn Bike Skill Coaching Website I have spent the last few months working on a variety of skills/challenges: manuals, bunnyhops, balance, technical climbing, etc. Because of this, I haven't actually tried to wheelie in quite a while. This morning, I decided [...]

By |2020-11-19T22:21:31+00:00October 26th, 2016|Bike Skills, Guest Post, Mental Fitness, Practice|0 Comments

Reaching a Plateau? Try something Different!

Guest Post by Elaine Bothe Are you stuck on a lesson or not quite getting something? What have you found helpful to blast through it? During a recent practice session, I discovered how reviewing other skills and riding on different terrain can help! When you hit a plateau, try these ideas to mix up your [...]

By |2020-11-19T22:21:31+00:00September 4th, 2016|Guest Post|1 Comment