The last couple of days have been all about jumps and drops.
We started in the morning with an hour or so of, wait for it, physics! Booo! Actually, getting an idea of what is actually happening when you stand on a bike and head flat out at a take-off is incredibly valuable, and great to get a handle on for both developing your own riding and passing that on to others. We walked out of the room with a far better idea of the what/why/how needed to take on many different types of jumps, in a whole bunch of situations. It’s somewhat comforting to get a grasp of the physics; somehow feeling like the balance of control has been tipped in your favour. Take that physics!
We went through plenty of progressions from small to big and beginner to advanced jumps and drops. Then, as usual, got into some practice scenarios, giving everyone the chance to take charge of the group to progress through a jump/drop lesson.
Here’s some videos of the last couple of days.