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Team LUNA Chix Mountain Bike Skills Clinic with Jimena Florit Dolzadelli

TreeSaw2011-08-24 16:16:31 +0000 #1
Join Team LUNA Chix NY Mountain Bike for a Women's Only Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

with Jimena Florit Dolzadelli (see attached flyer)

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011

Time: 8:30am-3:00pm

Location: SMBA Trails, Saratoga Springs, NY

Cost: $50 (advance) / $55 (day of) which includes a goodie bag and raffle ticket

All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Fund

Space is limited to 15 ladies so please reserve your spot by pre-registering at one of our weekly mountain bike rides, on www.bikereg.com: www.bikereg.com or by emailing us right away.

The event will consist of 3+ hours of small group (15 women only) on the trail instruction, lunch and an afternoon group ride to test out your new skills. Each participant will receive a goody bag and raffle ticket for some great prizes. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased on site as well. Registration is just $50 prior to the event or $55 the day of the event and is limited to the first fifteen participants. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Breast Cancer Fund.

This woman's only clinic will take your riding to the next level, providing the knowledge, confidence and skills you'll need to conquer those on-the-trail obstacles including log crossings, bridges, skinnies, roots, cornering, climbing and descending switchbacks and much more!

If you have any questions, please contact us at nylunachix@yahoo.com

This is a truly special opportunity so don't miss out. We hope to see you there!

Theresa, Maddie, Samantha, Tammy, Stephanie and Diana

Team LUNA Chix New York Mountain Bike

www.teamlunachix.com/saratoga_mountain_bike


Nick2011-08-24 16:28:52 +0000 #2
I attended this clinic -- my first mtb event, with the goal of learning skills for a safe approach to mountain biking, and build my confidence on the trails. Led by Theresa, the Luna Chix team was in attendance to participate and assist. Jimena was wonderful -- she ran us through a number of basic skills and drills, then led the trail ride. We did everything from controlled stops and stands, to various body control techniques, lifting wheels front and back, and doing little drops. Jimena was very attentive to each participant and gave us a lot of one to one coaching. My biggest challenge so far has been handling downhill -- I really need to build skills there. My best take-away from the clinic was learning how to go downhill by pulling myself behind the seat of the bike and riding low from behind the seat to avoid tumbling over the handlebars on steep downhills. I practiced this quite a bit and had fun with it. The advanced technical trail we did as a group was quite a bit above my skill level -- I decided that I need a lot more practice before I'm ready to take that type of trail again (steep narrow singletrack, very curvy, lots of large trees, roots, and jutting rocks -- all filled with mud due to our very wet weather, lately).

The downside was that one of the participants took a tumble at the very end and hurt her wrist. We weren't sure how serious it was, so a group of us got her to the urgent care clinic, and stayed until we made sure everything was OK. All's well that ends well -- it is just bruising, no breaks, and she'll be just fine.
Artista2011-08-24 16:24:04 +0000 #3
Nice report, Nick. Sounds like you gained a lot of new skills. I'm jealous that the best MTB clinics seem to be offered so far east of Colorado in spite of the fact that our state is one of the mountain bike capitols of the world.

Ride fun & safe!
Irulan2011-08-24 17:16:21 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by Artista

Nice report, Nick. Sounds like you gained a lot of new skills. I'm jealous that the best MTB clinics seem to be offered so far east of Colorado in spite of the fact that our state is one of the mountain bike capitols of the world.

Ride fun & safe!

Shoot, Gene Hamilton who is one of the best, is out of Morrison CO. Better Ride clinics, look him up.

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