Sidetracked by the Trailside #4 - Tech Climb

Uncategorized Jan 11, 2018
 

Steep technical climbs require a tuned blend of technique, fitness and patience.

I love challenging myself to the point of failure, and climbs allow for this much more safely than descents.

If you ever want an incredible workout and skill practice, find a tech climb that is just slightly...

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2017 Year Reflection & 2018 Outlook

Uncategorized Dec 31, 2017
 

In this 3 minute long video I share a few RLC reflections from 2017 and some plans for 2018. Here are the highlights:

  • RLC has grown gradually and steadily again, the site is over four years alive! Since the 12 Ride Flat Pedal Challenge launched a year ago over 10,000 riders have...
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Student Progress Report - 1/2 Year

Uncategorized Dec 27, 2017
 

We LOVE receiving progress reports from customers like this!...

Hello Ryan!

I accidentally discovered your 30 Day Wheelie Challenge in a newspaper and thought, I'll give it a try, I always wanted to. Your program has absolutely convinced me. I subsequently registered as a full member.

Bunny Hop...

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Personal Holiday Messages from the team at Ryan Leech Connection

Uncategorized Dec 25, 2017

The coach and ambassador team have responded to thousands of questions inside RLC this year.  It's clear from the following short greetings that the connection we strive to offer our customers has a reciprocating affect on us...

Happy Holidays. Thank you to each member of...

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The 4 Ways Sports Psychology Can Improve Your Bike Skills - By Molly Hurford

Uncategorized Dec 15, 2017

In recent years, sports psychology has grown in popularity among amateur and elite athletes. And for those of us looking to improve our bike skills, from popping a wheelie to cornering with ease, there are some key tactics that sports psychologists and mental consultants swear by for their...

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#tbt Top Tube Crushed with my $%*[email protected]

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2017
 

Why am I posting this old school crash? Good question - and I have a good reason below. It links to my work as a coach for a customer base that is largely 'middle age'. 

This happened way back during the filming of Reed Merschat's trials film Evolve. I was pushing not...

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Skids or Skills? Trailbuilders speak - errr yell!

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2017
 

Unlike snow, fresh dirt doesn’t fall from the sky. It’s fun to skid, but skids drag dirt off trails - which may anger the trail gods. Yes some trails (machine built flow) are designed to withstand some sliding around, but many trails aren't.

What other options do you have beyond...

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Why Learn Stoppies & Nose Pivots? Pro Rider Thomas Oehler Explains

Uncategorized Nov 09, 2017
 

Guest coach Thomas provides clear reasoning why these techniques go far beyond just style and fun!

Learn more about our Tight Switchbacks Online Course!

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Sidetracked by the Trailside #3 - The Fallen Tree

Uncategorized Nov 02, 2017
 

The wind wants you to improve - it wants you to be able to storm over a fallen tree, without hesitation. Logs are opportunities, not problems. Each has its' own reason for being there, and maybe one of those reasons is for your skill improvement - trail crews however are quick to cut them up and...

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Sidetracked on the Trailside #2 - Blob Rocks

Uncategorized Oct 26, 2017
 

Why do we ride? For fun. When we have fun, we naturally improve. When we watch better riders we get inspired, and when we receive coaching from them it boosts our learning curve, and we begin having even more fun. This fun level didn't exist...

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