Then a bike check. "Take your front wheel and shake it," Bob Hollander, who heads up the boot camp, tells the riders. "The last thing you want is to pull up on your handlebars and have the front wheel fly off. "When climbing hills on a mountain bike, move slightly forward near the front of your saddle. Lean forward to keep your front wheel from lifting off the ground. Keep your elbows in. On descents, keep your weight back even behind the seat on especially steep d.
In the past 12 months, nearly 170 riders have gone through the camp, and the club hopes to double that number over the next 12 months. "It's a great way for new riders to meet up with other new riders," says Jon Kennedy, volunteer director of the BBTC. "As Velvet Puma Fenty Creepers
well as a great way to increase our membership base. "The one day course sessions are held about three times each month, usually on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Today's three hour session starts with an introductory talk, there on the vast lawn by St. Edward's former Catholic seminary building. Puma Rihanna Platforms
ed 18 shot Sumatra Mandheling lattes on an empty stomach. About 30 student riders are here today, from age 7 to 50 plus. They range from total mountain bike beginners who just want to be able to have fun riding St. Edward's trails without getting lost, to hard core wannabes (Read: young males) who want to learn how to ride Puma Fenty Trainer Black
Included are the rules of the trail bikers yield to all other trail Puma Fenty Trainer Grey users, ride under control, don't skid, leave no trace, etc.
wheelies and land jumps. "We want to instill a bit of confidence," says instructor Robert Dearen, who also goes by the moniker "Evil Bob," a carryover from 30 years ago and his days as a motocross rider and stunt bike jumper. "Through the drills we do today, we'll give them the confidence that they can negotiate any kind of trail conditions. Which, of course, helps increase their enjoyment of riding the trails. "The club, which is the largest mountain bike club in the state and one of the largest in the country, began offering boot camps in 1995.