Shawn and my first official CX camp is over and it was a success! We had 7 riders and utilized three different locations. IMG_20140823_105226608

In the parking lot and grass we worked on body position drills, and cornering techniques. After lunch (from Salto coffee) and a discussion about CX specific equipment and preparation, it was on to dismounts/remounts, and stairs. We finished the day by watching video of our skills learned and practiced.  

day 2 at valmontDay two brought Valmont Bike Park were we worked on the pump track, shouldering the bike, sand riding technique, and start practice. We ended the day, and weekend, with a coach athlete meeting. 

All in all, it was fun and a great success. dismount practice alp cx camp

Now is the time to dial in your CX skills. Practice, practice, practice. CX is at least 50% skills (cornering, carrying speed, keeping momentum)-- fitness matters, but if you don't have the skills, you'll never reach your true potential. 

We're looking forward to 2015-- round two of CX camp.     IMG_20140824_100117408 IMG_20140824_101314728_HDR IMG_20140824_103015269 IMG_20140824_103800587 IMG_20140824_103822902 IMG_20140824_104436597 IMG_20140824_125126327_HDR