Northern California Northern California

VeloGirls Bike Skills 101 report

Reply

Old 05-25-08, 10:45 PM
  #1  
cccorlew
Erect member since 1953
Thread Starter
 
cccorlew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
Posts: 6,941

Bikes: Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Ti Century Elite turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
VeloGirls Bike Skills 101 report

I'm too tired to do too much reporting, so in a nutshell:
YES!
The Velogirls (http://www.velogirls.com/coaching/programs.php) class was really fun stuff. Very clear instruction with theory followed by practice and critique. I'm sure that most people who take this class, even if they have experience and skills already, will come away with at least one gem that will help them be even better.

I know I can corner better now. Not every time, but I know how it's supposed to feel now. I have things to work toward. It seems funny to say that. I rode over 7000 miles last year, and have road experience back to the mid 70s.

I'm encouraging Tricia to take this class, and hope they run the climbing and descending class when we can take it.


Our teachers, Kim and Lorri.


Finding a line, cornering


We learned how to bump, just a little. An important skill that makes me very uncomfortable. They did a good job, but I suck at this.

Last edited by cccorlew; 05-25-08 at 10:51 PM.
cccorlew is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-08, 10:59 PM
  #2  
scottmorrison99
New! With Self Loathing!
 
scottmorrison99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fairfield, California
Posts: 1,618

Bikes: 2013 Jamis Xenith T time trial bike, 2013 Jamis Xenith Elite

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good report Curtis. I know I could use some real training. I'll have to make time to take some classes.
__________________
Scotty

Weird Bike Guy Blog
scottmorrison99 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-08, 11:27 PM
  #3  
angliru05
Junior Member
 
angliru05's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice pixs Curtis. Nah! you did a great job @ bumping, thanks for taking it easy on me. =: peter
angliru05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-08, 12:05 AM
  #4  
taxi777
Wheres my snuggie?
 
taxi777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by angliru05 View Post
Nice pixs Curtis. Nah! you did a great job @ bumping, thanks for taking it easy on me. =: peter
I like the teachers... don't know if I could pay attention to what they we're teaching though.
__________________
Blame It On The Dog Blog
taxi777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-08, 10:42 AM
  #5  
velogirls
cycling for women!
 
velogirls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks for the report and photos, Curtis! it's too bad you didn't get any photos of the bump & grind. that was my favorite moment from the day.

it was an absolute pleasure working with you. it's always fun to teach an old dog new tricks.....

Peter, it was great to meet you as well. you're going to be a good rider -- I can see it already!

Taxi, we have ways to make you focus. trust me on that.....

next up on the calendar is our Bike Skills 201 clinic on June 8th. this is a climbing and descending clinic and it's co-ed. we've almost filled up at this point -- only six spots left. ignore the registration deadline of May 26th posted on SBO (not sure why that's there). registration is still open:

https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/Item.aspx?id=2134
velogirls is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-08, 11:00 AM
  #6  
velogirls
cycling for women!
 
velogirls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bike Skills 201 -- climbing & descending

Originally Posted by velogirls View Post

next up on the calendar is our Bike Skills 201 clinic on June 8th. this is a climbing and descending clinic and it's co-ed. we've almost filled up at this point -- only six spots left. ignore the registration deadline of May 26th posted on SBO (not sure why that's there). registration is still open:

https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/Item.aspx?id=2134
Quick update! We've sold out the clinic on June 8th but have opened up a wait list. We will most likely add another session in the afternoon or fit folks into the morning session from the wait list. Curtis and his lovely wife registered just in time.
velogirls is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service