Risk's Role - Select Quotes for Collective Learning

Uncategorized May 04, 2018

Over 300 thoughtful quotes were submitted in response to my question: 'What role does risk play for you while mountain biking?'

I've highlighted a few below, it's a potent dose of wisdom on the topic. Having read through each submission and taken notes, I've begun work on a more in...

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Dealt a Band Hand - A Year Off the Bike... & Counting (Part 2)

Uncategorized Apr 29, 2018

Devon Balet shares the secrets to surviving an extended period off the bike

492 days since I’ve ridden my mountain bike.

Spread out on a large concrete picnic table, everything is within reach: cameras, water, coffee and food. A cool breeze blows over my laptop as I punch away at...

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[Video Lesson] A Perfect Rear Wheel Lift

tutorial Apr 11, 2018
 

Having reliable access to the rear wheel lift technique, which is the ability to lift your rear wheel off the ground without any slope or front brake influence, is crucial for confident technical trail riding. This is lesson 13 of 36 from the new Tight Switchback & Front Wheel Nose Pivot...

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Dealt a Band Hand - A Year Off the Bike... & Counting (Part 1)

Uncategorized Apr 05, 2018

Devon Balet recounts his first year off the bike after a minor accident. The reality of an unexpected injury can suddenly change everything. 

As the anesthesiologist wipes my neck with an antiseptic wipe, I pull back slightly. The sudden cool catches me off guard, making...

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Vertriders - Ambassador Gianluca Spini's video selection for February 2018

Uncategorized Feb 28, 2018

Each month the RLC Team of Coaches & Ambassadors selects the best MTB videos from YouTube. Each selection comes with a thoughtful write-up about why the video fits with the RLC motto of Trail-Bike-Body-Mind-Flow. A new collection is published monthly exclusively for members of Ryan Leech...

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Roam Finishing School

Uncategorized Feb 19, 2018

#RoamEvents bring women together to experience the awesome adventure and community of the mountain biking lifestyle. Their festivals totally rock and they’re clear that skills coaching is not part of their magic formula, which is why they created a referral system called the...

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Winter Survival as MTB Fanatic

Uncategorized Jan 22, 2018
 

How do you survive Winter as a mountain biking fanatic? Leave your tips in the comment section below!

This video features Russ Risdon from Bend Oregon who is one of our coaches and a self proclaimed MTB fanatic. We produced this video to give members some ideas about how to make the best use of...

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RLC Member Success: The Flat Pedal Challenge and Mal Schulstad

Are you still flat pedal curious? From enjoying the benefits of comfortable shoes to an increased sense of freedom, more flow, confidence and fun all while not losing pedal efficiency, member Mal Schulstad shared, in a Facebook post, his enthusiasm for flats after finishing the last ride of the...

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Meet Coach Elaine - Our new Community Liaison

Uncategorized Jan 18, 2018

It’s with excitement that I announce coach Elaine Bothe is taking on the newly created role of Community Liaison, designed to further improve the RLC member experience throughout the site. Part of her role will be to maintain our Facebook Group as a unique and safe space for members to...

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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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