Overcoming fear of crashing

crashing fear Nov 15, 2016
  • Are you afraid of crashing? Wonder how to overcome fear?
  • Working on strengthening your bike skills and the connection between your body and mind?

Here is a particularly relevant question that one of our website readers sent in. Who hasn’t felt the same way? Read on, and share your...

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7 Head Injury & Crash Tips – By Coach Elaine

crashing Nov 04, 2016

*If you have hit your head in a crash – please seek medical attention as soon as possible. These 7 considerations are NOT a replacement for first-aid protocol – and we highly recommend riders take first-aid to understand the abc’s of tending to another rider who has crashed...

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Guest Post by Curriculum Expert & Ambassador Jeffrey Neitlich

From the Ryan Leech Connection Mtn Bike Skill Coaching Website

I have spent the last few months working on a variety of skills/challenges: manuals, bunnyhops, balance, technical climbing, etc. Because of this, I haven’t actually tried to wheelie in quite a while.

This morning, I decided to...

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Reaching a Plateau? Try something Different!

Uncategorized Sep 03, 2016

Guest Post by Elaine Bothe

Are you stuck on a lesson or not quite getting something? What have you found helpful to blast through it?

During a recent practice session, I discovered how reviewing other skills and riding on different terrain can help! When you hit a plateau, try these ideas to mix...

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Mindfulness in Adventure

mental game Jul 13, 2016

Soon to be published in Explore Magazine:

4 Steps to bring mindfulness to your next adventurous pursuit:

Bring awareness to your breath

Seemingly simple, and seriously profound. Yet reliable access to the focus that breath awareness brings is not simple, it’s a skill, and requires an...

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The Power of Belief in Practice

practice wheelies Apr 13, 2016

Wheelies took a very long time for me to learn. It was one of the very first tricks I worked on with my first mountain bike. I practiced relentlessly to learn it.

Once I overcame my frustrations and finally learned to wheelie, I had the belief that I could learn other technical bike tricks. I...

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Commemorative Trials Tricks

Uncategorized Jan 06, 2016

My parents are proud of my career as a pro mountain biker, what a blessing to have their support through the years. As I diversify my offerings in the world to include yoga and Integral Coaching®, my Dad decided to present me with a gift to commemorate my years thus far as a pro.

He secretly...

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Christmas Yoga Playlist & Presence

Uncategorized Nov 26, 2015

I brought the simple teaching of presents vs presence in to my yoga class last night. Everyone can give presence, but rather than going to the store to buy it, you have to cultivate it through practice. Yoga is one way.

You can also receive presence from another, but it requires you to leave the...

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Competitive Yoga Confession

competition yoga Nov 13, 2015

Don’t be competitive in yoga, that’s the untold rule, it’s just not allowed, it’s not yogic.

Hmmmmm, okay, so you’re asking me to PRETEND I’m not competitive?

Okay, I can do that, no problem….and in the process show up as a complete FAKE!

I’m a...

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Failure for Thought

failure learning Nov 13, 2015

A poem I wrote as a reflection on my values as a mountain biker and as a learner:

You can fail in action or from inaction.

Failure from inaction arises as increasingly potent and painful signs.

Failing from actions is obvious, and culturally avoided. Tricky.

A dis-harmony between body and...

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