skills camps

Discussion in 'Rides, Races and Events' started by Gnick, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Gnick

    Gnick Member

    not sure if I'll make it up to CR or not, but i ride allaire a few times a week.
     
  2. Xler8

    Xler8 Member

    Location:
    NJ
    If there's room, I would be interested in this. Would love to hone some of my skillz on the bike.

    What would be some of the focal points of the session? Cornering? Weight distribution? Or would it be based on each persons current skill level?
     
  3. DownhillR3

    DownhillR3 Active Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I should get back into this now that i'm living the bike life for myself and not work...
     
  4. Eddy-V

    Eddy-V Member

    Location:
    East Brunswick
    Hi everyone, I spoke with Ben and he's actively checking his available schedule to accomodate us. His weekends are booked solid but will give us an update soon. It may not happen in May/June but when he's ready I'm sure we will be ready too!

    Checkout his cool promo video regarding intermediate skills class.

    http://videotrailreviews.com/trails/2014/11/cognition-mtbing-clinic-promo/
     
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  5. Gnick

    Gnick Member

    Bummer! maybe i should take a day off work!
     
  6. MissJR

    MissJR Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Morristown, NJ
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  7. jumpa

    jumpa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Jersey City
    if you can get enough people into it I would be down for a weekday clinic.
     
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  8. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    Friday afternoons after 2pm are possible for me
    anyone else have summer Fridays
     
  9. Eddy-V

    Eddy-V Member

    Location:
    East Brunswick
    I could also take a Friday afternoon off as a possible workaround. Let's get a tally for that potential option.

    @Gnick - I believe your game. @qclabrat - Thanks for taking lead. @Eddy-V - In like Flynn
    @jumpa - Moving in your direction.
     
  10. trener1

    trener1 Active Member

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Friday is a slight possibility for me, looping around to the earlier part of this thread, my fitness is pretty good, my skills not so much, but a park with more challenges would seem better for me.
     
  11. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    where do you usually ride?
     
  12. Xler8

    Xler8 Member

    Location:
    NJ
    Wheelies and manuals would be great to master!

    I could leave work early during the week if that helps scheduling.
     
  13. trener1

    trener1 Active Member

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Mostly at Stephans, some at Allaire.
     
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  14. BiknBen

    BiknBen Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NJT Exit 7A
    Hey, fellas. I'm booked solid on Weekends until July.

    A Friday option would open things up significantly.
    Fri, May 5th
    Fri, June 2nd
    Fri, June 30th

    Learning is done in a grass field. We can include a ride and hunt for challenges to session but that is after going over skills.

    I like the idea of working on skills for 2-3 hours and then going for a ride together. Throw out some park suggestions and I'll let you know what I think. Lewis - Morris, Ringwood, Clayton, Allaire, Thorne, Kittatinny, and others are good possibilities.

    Beginner/ Intermediate and Manuals/Wheelie do not go together.

    Search for Ryan Leech' s 30-day challenges if you want those skills.
     
  15. Xler8

    Xler8 Member

    Location:
    NJ
    What kind of skills are worked on in the beginner/intermediate courses?

    I looked at the Ryan Leech programs but was looking for something a little more personal.
     
  16. Eddy-V

    Eddy-V Member

    Location:
    East Brunswick
    Thanks Ben, looking forward to the instruction.

    I'm game for Friday May 5th, either PM or AM session, with a nod given to PM if that gets our head count to 5 riders.
     
  17. bm1981

    bm1981 Member

    Location:
    Cranford
    I'm interested in 6/2 or 6/30. I'm booked on 5/5.
     
  18. Gnick

    Gnick Member

    5/5 in the afternoon would work well for me

    wheelies, bunny hops, how to shift body weight to get over big logs without ramps on each side. stuff like that is what i'm looking to do. Bens video looks like it covers pretty much all that stuff.
     
  19. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    I'd like to do two, kind of like part one and two at the intermediate level
    really want to conquer steep switchbacks in both directions, I recall they used to be part of the intermediate agenda
    beginner class focused on braking, body position and bike separation

    good with Ben's suggestion to skip manuals

    fine with 5/5 and 6/30 afternoons
     
  20. Gnick

    Gnick Member

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    that seems fine with me
     

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