1st Annual Farm Cross Clinic
Well, the course is a good one and once the corn is down, we're going to smooth out the roughest spots a bit, put a little more room into the tighest corners, and then it'll be fast fast fast.
We had about 10 folks out yesterday with three of those being beginners. While the others rode the course and wore it down a bit, we worked on our dismounts, barriers and remounts. Later, there was focus on going over smaller obstacles like a curb-sized log without dismounting. Next time we meet we'll cement those skills further and add additional ones. We had a few crashes with one persistent rider who shall be named - Kelly - insisting on a grand total of 5 or 6 endos. Sheesh. She says she's not scared of falling now tho. My mom did a great job with her dismounts and only had one accident when her fender stay thing caught and tripped up the program. Needless to say, the fenders and the rack came off her ride mighty quick. In fact, she's signed up for nationals and hitting the training. Methinks she might have a championship before me. :)
A huge thanks to everyone who made time to come out and give the course a go and sharing their suggestions for improvement. I think having a course or two to actually train on is going to make a big difference in my performance this season. Mom and Dad said we could use it any time, so watch your email and this blog for practice opportunities. Who knows... once the PCL gets wind....
Oh, and there's no pictures because everyone was having too much fun riding their bikes, so you're gonna have to come see it for yourself.