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Photos: MTB instruction soon available at Welch Village’s new bike park

Video: achieving beginner-level bunny hop & manual skills

Video: learning to ride fakie on a mountain bike

Video: graduating from a bunny flop to a bunny hop

Video: learning to bunny hop is helping me learn to jump

Video: doing a manual through a dip

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After 5 weeks, I'm on Lesson 11 of 24 in @ryankleech's Manual Master Class which is all about "gaining comfort in a manual while rolling through a dip." I practiced the dip on some small rollers in our local @CROCTMTB skills park here in Northfield (my hometown) last Thursday and got to where I could consistently manual over one. It gave me enough confidence to try a bigger dip at @lebanonhills on Friday. It was psychologically much more intimidating because of the two trees just past the dip. I was reluctant to go fast enough and I wasn't confident that I could correct my direction if I started to lean to one side or the other. After about 10 attempts, all fails to one degree or another, I finally nailed one. Kind of scary but So Much Fun. Course info at

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