Big thanks to Ryan McMaster for serving as our instructor at Saturday’s skills clinic at the Castle Rock Bike Park.
Even though he was working with sub-par material, Ryan managed to convey some fundamental skills to a group that included Vaughn Martin, Bob and Becki Horness, Kelley Hinkle, Nic Khajavei, Donn Venema, Rommel de Leon, Jeff Lipton, Jack Berry, Marc Kranz, Jon Van Natta, Greg Ogden, and myself.
Ryan emphasized a number of basic techniques that can be practiced at home. He then utilized the pump track, flat drop, sloped drops and log-overs at the bike park to demo and advise.
Everyone who participated picked up valuable tips. We’ll see if those tips translate into improved trail riding.
From the entire group of mere mortals who attended, big thanks to Ryan.