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Taster session comes up trumps!

Categories: Uncategorized | July 19th, 2010 | by Clare | no comments

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 Taster session Borrowdale 19th July 2010.

 Borrowdale near Tebay was the venue for Mountain Bike Skills first half day taster session. The session went swimmingly thanks to buckets of enthusiasm Joss and his Aunty Jo. To say the weather was wet would be the understatement of the century.

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The river running through Borrowdale was raging and water was running down every hill. After some initial bike set up we set off along the valley doing a few skills drills as we went. By the time we reached High Borrowdale House Joss and Jo were flying.

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 Well done you two hope to see you again soon on another course.

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Jess and Clive on blue sky high!

Categories: Mountain Bike Skills Courses | July 19th, 2010 | by Clare | no comments

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Intermediate Skills course Rivington 16th July.

Believe it or not on the morning of their course Jess, Clive and myself were discussing a severe weather warning that had been issued for the North West.  Flash floods and gale force winds were making driving conditions hazardous so we decided to meet a little later than planned. What a great decision that turned out to be, the rain was all but stopped by the time we were riding at eleven  and the weather continued to improve throughout the afternoon. Jess and Clive worked hard on new techniques and improving on existing skills.  By the afternoon the sun was out skies were blue and both riders completed the rock steps off the Pike. More Pics at Mountain Bike Skills Face Book.

 

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 Well done guys, look forward to seeing you up in the lakes for the next instalment.

 

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Gud day mate!

Categories: Uncategorized | July 12th, 2010 | by Clare | no comments

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Grizdale 1-2-1 9th July 2010.

Had a great day out with Dan Littlehales at Grizdale! Dan who is more used to surfing the rollers breaking on the coast of Sydney down under, donned wet weather gear and got stuck into a how not to crash course at one of the Lake District best trail centres.  The weather wasn’t the best, well actually it poured down most of the morning but spirits remained un- dampened and by lunchtime he was doing bunny hops, wheelies, riding single track and board walk, drop off’s and steep rocky climbs.

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We had lunch back at the visitor centre and then set off in search of the faster trails that finish back at the car park. We used the same section a couple of times to give Dan a go at the same jumps (You Tube) and faster corners. Smiles all round with a mud splattered face what more can you ask for.

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His 1-2-1 session was a present from a generous aunt for his 18th birthday, hope to see you for your 21st Dan for a big ride in the mountains. Have a safe trip back to OZ and keep riding fella your a natural.

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