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July 18 Webinar on Cornering

On Tuesday, July 18, I’m hosting two live webinars on cornering in which you’ll learn:

  • Why cornering is arguably the most important skill set for mountain bikers
  • Why there isn’t just one right way to ride corners
  • The 5 Corner Controlled Continuums
  • The 9 Rider Technique Continuums
  • How you can learn via Ryan Leech’s online course and do it with me and a group of fellow students

Register here for the webinar at 12 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 18.

Register here for the webinar at 9PM CDT on Tuesday, July 18.

The cornering foot position controversy: opinons abound

I’ve been doing my best to draw attention to and foster discussion about the differing opinions among mountain bike instructors about cornering foot position.

It started last Monday with BetterRide Gene Hamilton’s blog post: Mountain Bike Cornering Foot Position Part 1 in which he harshly criticized IMBA ICP co-founder Shaums March’s approach. Continue reading The cornering foot position controversy: opinons abound

Progress on cornering: berm turns vs. flatland turns

I blogged a little bit about cornering back in August when I started  learning how to pump a flat surface. Practicing pumping flat ground has helped me make some progress in my cornering ability, as you’ll see in the video of  me below riding at Lebanon Hills a month ago or so.

Two of the how-to videos I linked to in that post also had segments about cornering technique, and the one called Hip Flexion by MTB coach Simon Lawton (free Fluidride videos here) recommends a slightly different technique for a berm turn vs a flatland or off-camber turn.

Simon Lawton flatland turn Simon Lawton berm turn

He says: Continue reading Progress on cornering: berm turns vs. flatland turns