Men in Black, Pretzels, and Technical Riding

28 07 2009

And beautiful weather as well – it doesn’t get any better than this!   Scott came with his new mod bike and his awesome pedal ups to rear.  Clay was demonstrating his pinpoint balance skills and really nice rolling drop stoppies.  Every week Charlie increases the size of the obstacles he tackles without hesitation.  Don is extremely consistent on the rocks.  I have no pictures of Dan but he is getting pedal kicks dialed and slaying the rocks.  Matt was nailing the big up and rolling drop of the flat rock at the zoo by the end of the night.

Carollyn and Christina rip it up!

23 07 2009

Thanks to Carollyn and Christina who came out for a private lesson today.  You ladies were quick studies and I’m impressed with your progression!  Both of you dialed in the correct body position, had your focus forward, and were railing those corners in no time.  Check out the pics!

Check this out!

23 07 2009

Bill Palladino put this sweet video together from footage of our 2WT ride this week.  I think it really captures the essence of our rides.  Pay attention at 8:22 so you don’t miss 3 yr old Alex’s dismount from the rock 🙂

Some videos from last night

22 07 2009

Here are a bunch of videos from last night’s 2WT ride shot by Bill Palladino.  For those along the riverbank I want you to know that he is standing in the river!  The things pro photographers do to get the shot…..   I’ve added a video of Bill and Scott as well.

2WT mini competition night

21 07 2009

Awesome ride tonight everybody!  I didn’t get photos of everybody but was impressed with the level of riding.  It was competition night – so we laid out some competition sections for everyone to try.  The competition sections were popular!  Matt was a natural on the natural sections on the breakwall.   We need to go to a competition soon.  Sal joined us for the first time and he warmed right up to riding the trials bikes and even diving into the comp sections.  Bill, Terri, and Dan were pushing their limits.  There was some carnage too!  Terri drew blood at the breakwall, and the videos of Bill’s crashes were hard to watch.  Charlie is looking stronger every week.  Mark was riding smooth and in control.  Scott is getting a new mod bike this week and I can’t wait to see what he starts to do with it.  Alan needs a trials bike real soon!

Huge turnout tonight for 2WT

14 07 2009

Wow, we had a huge turnout tonight – by far the biggest ever.  A few new riders joined the regulars for a great night.  Gary and Kathy came all the way from Chicago to work on their wheelies and rolling drops.  Dalton came back up with Scott and ripped it on the breakwall.  Ryan and Mike were down from Petoskey to stop traffic with their moves.  Terri was testing out Scott’s mod bike and looking good on it.  Bill was getting wheelies and rolling drops dialed in to take back to Montana.  Jim was rolling his 29er over everything.  Scott is improving way too fast, and Dan is as well.  Clay is looking solid on his new mod bike.  Don has really progressed on the rocks.  Max showed Charlie some moves, and Charlie showed Max some moves too!  Matt, Mark, and I just rode 🙂  We found a new spot too.  It was great fun!

A little video from last week

13 07 2009

Don’t try this at home!