I'm now able to bunny hop and manual at a beginner level. Not much height yet on the bunny hop and not yet able to pump and brake to hold a manual. But I'm happy with my progress. Good thing I'm still young & have time to get better. 😉 I'm convening another online class starting in late June to help others learn to manual & bunny hop with me as we follow the curriculum in @ryankleech's online courses. Subscribe to my FREE email list to learn more at eepurl.com/jKiQf or click the link in my bio
The last lesson (18) of @ryankleech's Track Stand module in his Baseline Balance Skills course is titled "Bonus! – Riding Fakie." mtbskills.net/ryan My driveway's gradual slope was an ideal last week, I decided to start putting it to use to learn to ride fakie. This video clip is from my second practice session.
Landing front wheel first when attempting a bunny hop is actually called a bunny FLOP, according to one who knows, @ryankleech! It's harder than I thought to land both wheels at the same time. After many days of practice, I managed 9 consecutive small bunny hops in a row over a curb yesterday, pretty close to landing both wheels at the same time for nearly all of them. I'm on Lesson 21 of 28 in @ryankleech's Bunny Hop Master Class at mtbskills.net/ryan
It turns out that learning to bunny hop is also helping me learn to jump. Who knew? 😉 Monday I practiced the table top in our local @CROCTMTB skills park here in Northfield (my hometown). I added the orange cones to help me focus on getting more height instead of more distance. FYI, I'm on Lesson 21 of 28 in @ryankleech's Bunny Hop Master Class which has us bunny hopping over curbs. I've almost got the hang of it. Real Soon Now.
Main topic: Why learning track stands is so helpful for riding tighter and steeper uphill switchbacks.
See the show notes and links on the MBR page for Episode #3 .
Hey everyone! Welcome to Episode #3 of the Mountain Bike Skills Network podcast. My name is Griff Wigley, also known as the mountain bike geezer. I’m am the guy behind the Mountain Bike Skills Network blog and I’m the founder and host of the Mountain Bike Skills Network Community, currently a group on Facebook.
My intent is to have all three – the blog, the online community and this show — help recreational mountain bikers like you, have more fun while upping your skills. Why? So you can ride the stuff you want that challenges you. I think of it as a Goldilocks Zone. Not too scary or hard; not too easy or boring but juuuuuust right. That middle is where the fun is and one of the most reliable ways to stay in that Goldilocks Zone is to continually increase your skills.
See this blog post for background.