CX Camp!

Shawn and my first official CX camp is over and it was a success! We had 7 riders and utilized three different locations. IMG_20140823_105226608

In the parking lot and grass we worked on body position drills, and cornering techniques. After lunch (from Salto coffee) and a discussion about CX specific equipment and preparation, it was on to dismounts/remounts, and stairs. We finished the day by watching video of our skills learned and practiced.  

day 2 at valmontDay two brought Valmont Bike Park were we worked on the pump track, shouldering the bike, sand riding technique, and start practice. We ended the day, and weekend, with a coach athlete meeting. 

All in all, it was fun and a great success. dismount practice alp cx camp

Now is the time to dial in your CX skills. Practice, practice, practice. CX is at least 50% skills (cornering, carrying speed, keeping momentum)– fitness matters, but if you don’t have the skills, you’ll never reach your true potential. 

We’re looking forward to 2015– round two of CX camp.     IMG_20140824_100117408 IMG_20140824_101314728_HDR IMG_20140824_103015269 IMG_20140824_103800587 IMG_20140824_103822902 IMG_20140824_104436597 IMG_20140824_125126327_HDR

 

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