Another exciting Monday night BCC ride in the Don Valley!

As the night ride was populated by our recent MTB converts - Alexx, Mel, and Trish - we decided to hold an impromptu skills session before hitting the trails.

Thanks to Jeff's excellent instruction, these "newbies" have quickly turned into some pretty awesome riders. Picture and video evidence are included below, including some footage I took trying to chase down speedy Trish (on her second ever MTB ride!) on some of the flatter terrain. As you can tell from the video, she was doing pretty well at pulling away from me.

There's also some interesting footage that I accidentally shot when I suddenly had to grab the bar while holding the camera. Didn't even realize I had turned the camera on. The video ends pretty quickly, so I must have had a finger on the shutter button and hit it again while going over a bump.

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Comment by Alexx Hooper on May 17, 2010 at 10:56pm
Peter and Jeff, thanks for the skills lessons - that was GREAT! When we went out on the trails we were able to put our new skills into action and it was sure fast and furious! What a fun ride! It's getting better every week - we're able to look and think ahead and judge the trails much better. This was the most fun ride so far - really fantastic - I had a great time. Mel and Trish, you guys kicked total ass!
Comment by DY on May 18, 2010 at 7:45am
Awesome! Thanks for running these rides Peter and Jeff! And Thanks to the ladies that come out! You will soon take over my place in the "Totem Pole":-)

Dan.
Comment by DY on May 18, 2010 at 7:47am
Oh, and Peter, you're pretty talented with the camera and riding skills, we may have to get into a friendly competition on who can shoot the best video:-)

Thanks again!

Dan.
Comment by Alexx Hooper on May 18, 2010 at 8:25am
Yah - you should have seen Peter riding one-handed over rocks to get the video!

Peter and Jeff, we really do appreciate all the time and effort you guys are putting into teaching us how to mountain bike - I never imagined that it would be so much fun! It's very generous of you both to forgo your own rides to help us. It was so helpful to practice the tight turns and braking ascending and descending the steep hills, then practicing the skills on the trails. It's a combination of sheer nerve and skills... I look forward to MTB Mondays all week!
Comment by Mel on May 18, 2010 at 1:50pm
It's getting better every week. The skills work out at the beginning is a good start to the evening and it's fun to practice right away. I think I'm even getting hooked. Thanks Peter and Jeff for the wonderful encouragement. I really appreciate the calm but enthusatic way you have of putting things. Thanks to Trish and Alexx too. It's nice to have such great company. You are my inspirations.
Comment by Kerri on May 18, 2010 at 2:30pm
Ok, so I have to check this out! You guys are having WAY too much fun out there!!!

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