Trials Bike Training - July
Following my weekends road training with Jim in April I spent a part day learning some trials bike skills. This was an excellent opportunity to hone some important control skills which have since greatly assisted my road riding. In particular this training emphasised the importance of looking to where you want the bike to go. Jim is a great host and a very calm and patient transmitter of his skills and knowledge.
Weekends Road Training 8th / 9th September.
An opportunity to refresh and expand on my earlier road training with Jim in April. Since then a number of questions had accumulated in relation to my increased experience as a rider; Jim was as ever able to advise accordingly with well thought out comments and answers. It was really interesting to see the impact my trials bike session had on my confidence in looking through corners and slow maneuvering. I value the specific points that Jim highlighted for me to take away and work on as part of my continued learning.
Part Day Trials Bike Training 23rd October.
I shared this day with my 10 year old son who whilst an accomplished cyclo-cross and mountain bike rider had never previously controlled a motorbike. Jim immediately confirmed that our trust in him as an instructor was well placed. My son was very quickly standing on the pegs, making tight turns and using the brake and throttle.
For my part, I was pleased to see that my road training and trials training were clearly interdependent, each supporting the enhancement of the other. I look forward to seeing how my road ridding improves after this trials session.
I want to thank Jim for the grace, kindness and understanding with which he applies his trade and look forward to my next training session.
All the best. Neil