I hadn’t considered pads.. I don’t own that kind of protection as im too slow to warrant it at the mo..
Just wondering too, asideds from punctures, what would happen if your bike were to randomly fail, like, the fork snaps or something?
Is it game over or are there other possible facilities?Posted 5 years agonolsMember
If you have a major mechanical there is a network of people around the place to get you up and running. Marshalls in Stevenage is literally 5 miles away and is run by Edd – a guy that Tony and myself ride with all the time. Tony has 2 bikes with him most of the time. The coaching venue is testing as its designed that way, but at no time will he put you in a position of danger. If you don’t have knee pads and really want to wear some then there’s usually some kicking around. They will be smelly though.Posted 5 years ago
@slimjim78 – I took just about everything I own bike wise including pads and full face helmet. Tony asked me if I usually ride in pads/full face, I said not so we left them in the car along with pretty much everything else. I am used to falling off without pads and I got to practice that a bit too.
Relax. You’re going to have a great time. Tony will let you know what you do and don’t need.Posted 5 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Tony will let you know what you do and don’t need.
Tony’s already told you what you do and don’t need. Maybe not verbally, or by email, but he’s *told* you in his special way already. Just turn up with whatever you think you might need and mystically, it’ll be what you need.
If you have to question how this works, I’m not sure you’re ready for tomorrow yet.
woooooooo……..Posted 5 years agoMoeSubscriber
Spare clothes! I was covered in mud just from riding around those logs in the field (yea i fell off at every turn)
You’ve just made my day! ……. though if it had been wet when I was there, maybe …
Just do as you’re told, be a good student and don’t let your ego fu*k you up!
more than one spare tube! 😳Posted 5 years ago
TimP – Member
A cold beer for after. Sorry Tony, but warm Bud just doesn’t hit the right spot for me!
Ah see I did my course in December, the sky was blue and the beer was cold !Posted 5 years agoMrGreedySubscriber
Had my second session this Monday, was just as good as the first and definitely helped reinforce things. Would recommend taking a drink and some food – depending on the session you’ll probably end up doing several repeats of sections so remember to drink/eat while waiting your turn for a run. It’s mentally tiring stuff so keep hydrated and fed or your concentration will suffer.
One other thing I’d say to get the most out of the day is check your pride at the door! You’ll get the most out of it if you concentrate on yourself rather than worrying about falling off in front of other people/not looking rad/wishing you had that other guy’s bike, so there’s no point being self-conscious.Posted 5 years agoigrfMember
+1 on the water, it wasn’t til after as I was driving home high as a kite on my achievements I realised i was totally dehydrated and it was only that which caused a bit of late afternoon fatigue..
Can’t remember if I wore knee pads or not, he won’t put you in a position that you’ll need them I don’t reckon.
You might if you start getting carried away with your new skills..Posted 5 years agomaxtorqueMember
If you’re just doing the “singletrack” coaching then i don’t think you’ll need stuff like knee pads etc It’s pretty fun and flowy rather than rad and gnarly (whatever THAT means 😉 so i would recommend going light and staying flexible. Tony’s such a maestro at it now he certainly won’t let you get yourself into any serious trouble !Posted 5 years ago
Great meeting you all today, it was a really top day despite the rain. My brain’s still exploding with information and I can’t get that feeling of railing those corners out of my head from the odd time I hooked it up right. When can I expect that to subside?!
Tony, thanks again for the words of wisdom, biking and otherwise, and for the quality coffee. I’ll see you again.
AndrewPosted 5 years ago
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