There are some very common mistakes with the manual, and I cover them in this video. https://youtu.be/7z7U-dwe4hQ Do you try to raise the wheel by pulling your arms towards you, bending them at the elbow? That's the number 1 mistake I see when helping people with their manuals. The problem with trying to lift the… Continue reading Why can’t I manual my bike??!
Humans have been trying to figure out ways to fly throughout history, and if you're a mountain biker, no doubt you've been trying to figure it out on your bike too. The Sandwich Master, David, is a very proficient mountain biker whose riding has really improved since he moved to the alps full time and… Continue reading Are MTB jumps your nemesis?
Roots. The nemesis of any mountain biker from beginner to pro. So what's the best way to tackle them? I discuss a few different options in my recent video on how to ride roots. You can check it out here! https://youtu.be/-9vkvUTN7f8 It really boils down to thinking about the options available to you. The easiest… Continue reading Roots, Bloody Roots!
2020 has been a year very different to any other. There are many negatives to come from it, which don't need to be reiterated here, so let's look at one big positive: the number of bike sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Friends in the bike industry have told me how many sales they've had, so… Continue reading Are you new to MTB?
Is there really any other choice in this weather?? It's perhaps day 6 of rain here in the Alps, and whilst I shouldn't really complain, I'm going to. Only because on the flip-side of living in a fantastic outdoor playground, is the fact that when the playground gets all wet and slippery, there's not much… Continue reading Let’s get LOOSE!
The manual, also known as the front wheel lift, is one of the most fundamental skills in mountain biking. It's the gateway to many other skills but even before you've got that far, it can actually help reduce arm fatigue! Think about it - if you manual over a root, or a series of roots,… Continue reading Why you should learn to Manual
You may or may not have heard that I decided to create a YouTube channel. Every other Tom, Dick and Harry seems to be doing it at the moment what with lockdown, but luckily my name's Emily so that should help me stand out from the crowd a little bit. What's it all about? It's… Continue reading Welcome to YouTube!
If I had an e-bike, I could get two laps done instead of one. With an e-bike I could get to the top more quickly and more easily. I could do a lot more trail scouting in a day with an e-bike. I could do much bigger loops too. I want an e-bike. Such were… Continue reading Only cheats ride e-bikes!
2018 promises to be an exciting summer for cycling fans in Bourg Saint Maurice during July - Le Tour is coming to town! Be like Wheelie Man: Ride your mountain bike AND watch the Tour de France all at the same time: *wheelie-ing whilst watching optional 😉 Tuesday 18th July the riders come from Albertville… Continue reading The Tour de France is coming!
Anyone seen the Trippin Fellaz GR5 video? Seen that awesome looking ridgeline near the Col de la Sauce? If not, you'd best have a look: I was curious as to where it was as the GR5 comes through our valley. It only turns out that the Col de la Sauce is a mere 500m hike-a-bike… Continue reading Summer ride plans