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AMBC Chix at Speed - Intermediate Women's XC Clinic

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By AMBC - Posted on 20 July 2010

Saturday, 28 August, 2010 - 09:00
6 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Manly Dam
Meeting Point: 

Manly Vale Public School


Who is this course for?

Building on from our Knobblies and Trail Bunnies courses, this women-only course takes the experienced rider to new levels. Whether you are a weekend rider who can tackle some drops/logs, firetrails and/or the occasional techie descent, or a rider who has learnt through necessity by chasing your other half on the trail and now want to refine some technique and maintain momentum .. our Chix at Speed course will teach you the technical aspects of mountain biking without fear of a domestic.

We understand that women don't always have the strength to muscle the bike into submission, and our 'smart riding' philosphy echoes this. We'll focus on your weight distribution, body positioning, bike control and technique so that you learn to ride technical with finesse rather than brute strength. You'll learn that it's about control, dynamic movement and traction, rather than speed and muscling the bike. You'll learn to maintain and manage your speed, read the trail and pick your line, and carry speed through obstacles and corners. All up, you'll come away with a heap more confidence and you'll be riding like you've always dreamed!

How do you know if you're ready for this course? We encourage you not to overestimate your ability - this is a technical course and requires skills beyond the basics. Attendance at one of our Knobblies or Trail Bunnies courses at least 3 months previously will definitely give you a 'yes'. If you haven't done one of these, then you need to be able to answer 'yes' to at least 5 of the following skills. If you can't, then you really need to give Knobblies or Trail Bunnies a run first:

~Use 'ratcheting' to manouvre through tight corners without putting your footdown
~Land a 30cm drop
~Descend on loose or steep descents
~Negotiate a log or gutter using bunnyhop or front/back wheel lift
~Negotiate a log or gutter using pedal (or ratchet) kick
~Use and understand gears well
~Understand how to read a line and follow it

The course

This course is specifically designed for the experienced female rider who is looking to improve their technical skills. In a very supportive environment, you'll focus on technique, control and body positioning to bring your riding to a new level. Chix at speed aims to improve your balance, technical aptitude, speed and skills and builds on the fundamental 'Toolkit' to a technical level. A good level of experience is required to participate in this course, and it certainly is not aimed at the novice rider or person who lacks confidence.

What you will learn

~Setting up your bike properly for XC & enduro terrain
~A quick review of the fundamentals
~Tackling different terrain (sand, roots, rocks, dirt)
~Cornering at speed & how body position relates to traction
~Balance & track stands
~Logs, obstacles and combinations - bunny hops, pedal kick
~Pre-jumps & jumps
~Medium rolls and drops
~Step ups - using momentum, line choice, body position, weight distribution
~Technical & steep climbs - gear selection, line choice, body position
~Technical & steep descents - loose terrain, line choice, speed management
~Advanced braking

Trainer: Susan Beck

More Details:

Cost ~ $140

Click here to book or give us a call on 0427 207 937!

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