The journey from small guy to teenager...

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Interesting comments on this article which feels close to home in the context of this thread about my boys riding.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-7-y ... -time.html

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Thursday my lad turns 12. With Forest of Dean being allowed now, we've booked him a day at https://www.katycurdcoaching.com/

For those who don't know her, she's an ex-British champion and from people on other forums is the best coach they've ever had or known. So my boy and his 2 jumpy mates are off for several hours and i'll be spending the day at the FoD playing while they're getting taught.

Really looking forward to seeing how it all goes.

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a day like that will be great for the lad, i bet he will love it, he might want a few more though :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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formula400 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:43 pm
a day like that will be great for the lad, i bet he will love it, he might want a few more though :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
You know me mate, i'm not shy when something is needed/wanted, if he loves it and it helps, he'll do more... It's even fairly likely i'll do the next one too.

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weeksy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Thursday my lad turns 12. With Forest of Dean being allowed now, we've booked him a day at https://www.katycurdcoaching.com/

For those who don't know her, she's an ex-British champion and from people on other forums is the best coach they've ever had or known. So my boy and his 2 jumpy mates are off for several hours and i'll be spending the day at the FoD playing while they're getting taught.

Really looking forward to seeing how it all goes.
Nice, let me know how that goes as I'm considering doing the same for me and boy #1 with Katy.

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weeksy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:44 pm
formula400 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:43 pm
a day like that will be great for the lad, i bet he will love it, he might want a few more though :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
You know me mate, i'm not shy when something is needed/wanted, if he loves it and it helps, he'll do more... It's even fairly likely i'll do the next one too.
Looking at their website I’d be up for that too, dunno which course to pick or just start at the beginning ?

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Couchy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:29 pm
weeksy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:44 pm
formula400 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:43 pm
a day like that will be great for the lad, i bet he will love it, he might want a few more though :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
You know me mate, i'm not shy when something is needed/wanted, if he loves it and it helps, he'll do more... It's even fairly likely i'll do the next one too.
Looking at their website I’d be up for that too, dunno which course to pick or just start at the beginning ?
I'll get some more ideas on Thursday and we'll discuss

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I have to say training is one of the best upgrades I've ever bought. I went to Jedi at UK Bike skills and he unpicked my bad cornering habits (mainly from riding big sports bikes) and my riding improved dramatically. I stopped crashing so much and when I do I've got the tools to analyse what I did wrong afterwards.

Biggest "mistake" was buying Mrs M a Jedi day. 😂.
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MingtheMerciless wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50 am
I have to say training is one of the best upgrades I've ever bought. I went to Jedi at UK Bike skills and he unpicked my bad cornering habits (mainly from riding big sports bikes) and my riding improved dramatically. I stopped crashing so much and when I do I've got the tools to analyse what I did wrong afterwards.

Biggest "mistake" was buying Mrs M a Jedi day. 😂.
I've done Jedi twice, he's also done Jedi once. I wanted this one to be a bit more on different terrain, bit more on stuff that he's more likely to see out on the hills etc.

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what date are you training with Katy? my mate is doing a jumps and drops course on the 18th and I think I'll be entertaining his Mrs while he's learning.

I've heard very very good things about her coaching and she is clearly a very talented rider.

another good coach in the fod is Wye MTB, I've done their fod flow course and am looking at booking in for the jumps & drops

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Taff wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:52 pm
what date are you training with Katy? my mate is doing a jumps and drops course on the 18th and I think I'll be entertaining his Mrs while he's learning.

I've heard very very good things about her coaching and she is clearly a very talented rider.

another good coach in the fod is Wye MTB, I've done their fod flow course and am looking at booking in for the jumps & drops
This Thurs, 2nd. We'll be playing from 10am-2pm without him if you fancy a ride out ?

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weeksy wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Taff wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:52 pm
what date are you training with Katy? my mate is doing a jumps and drops course on the 18th and I think I'll be entertaining his Mrs while he's learning.

I've heard very very good things about her coaching and she is clearly a very talented rider.

another good coach in the fod is Wye MTB, I've done their fod flow course and am looking at booking in for the jumps & drops
This Thurs, 2nd. We'll be playing from 10am-2pm without him if you fancy a ride out ?
thats a shame, I'll be working :thumbdown:

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The small boys were really impressed with the training and despite being a bit vague on feedback as they're small, they felt they got a lot from it.

Me and the lads will be booking her soon i think.

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I've just booked a course up at Rivington Barn with a chap called Elliot Heap, mentalist.