Category Archives: Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills

Learning to reduce the impact of some mountain bike crashes, Part 1: sliding out sideways

Update 3/26, 7 am CDT:

This blog post, originally published on March 22, has now been published on Singletracks.com with a slightly revised title and a major addition of a narrated video/screencast at the end. See:

Learning to reduce the impact of some mountain bike crashes, Part 1: sliding out sideways

A request to take my 5-minute mountain bike skills survey

MTB skills surveyAmong the features I plan to offer on my new Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills website is an online community of mountain bikers interested in mtb skill development.

Before I do that, however, I need to better understand people’s experiences with it, what deters people from engaging in it, what their rationale is for wanting to do more or not, etc. Stuff I need to get through my Thick Skull.

So I’ve developed a quick online survey to help me and I’m asking you to take it. It’s at:

http://www.surveymoz.com/s/119999PETWJ

It should only take 5 minutes or so to complete.

UPDATE: The survey is now closed.  150 responses with hundreds of helpful comments. 

Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills: a new venture for the Mountain Bike Geezer

For those of you on my email list, it’s not news that I’ve launched my new venture, Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills.

But it’s time I announced it for the rest of you who visit this site regularly or occasionally.

Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills - home page

See my blog post on Thick Skull for details on the venture.

I’ve also set up a Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills Twitter feed (@ThickSkullMTB) and a Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills Facebook page.

I’ll still be posting here regularly on the Mountain Bike Geezer blog. But anything to do with skills or learning to ride I’ll either post on the Thick Skull MTB blog or provide more details about it in my revamped email newsletter.  Continue reading Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills: a new venture for the Mountain Bike Geezer