I was a teacher for 30 years. Fortunately, the vast majority of my students did well when test time rolled around. Apparently, I have lost my touch.
On Sunday afternoon, a small group of us headed over to JLS to session some log-overs. The lesson did not go as planned.
I carefully laid things out for Kelley, Keith and Travis – Get moderate momentum going into the over; keep the pedals flat and stand on them; get some lift; keep your weight back; pump when you hit the apex; and keep your front wheel straight.
How hard could it be?
I explained it once and even demo-ed it for them. All to no avail.
Kelley and Keith tried to pinball off a tree on the left on the backside of the over before planting themselves. Travis had a unique approach – generate way too much speed, keep your butt firmly planted on the seat, hammer your front wheel into the log, and then fold up the front end on the landing.
Travis hit hard enough to do serious damage to some innocent ferns.
After they cleaned themselves off, I told them they were close and just needed to go back and try it again.
No takers. Maybe next time.