Category : Clinics
Cycling can be a mercurial past time. Yes, there are laws that govern cyclists behavior on the road, and rules that dictate their actions in an event or competition. But there’s a code, a certain etiquette, too, that’s rarely printed or instructed allowed. Understanding and skillfully exercising these unwritten skills on a bike ride with [...]
This past Tuesday marked the return of our Super Squadra skills clinics!!! (Exclamation marks display our genuine excitement.) Cornering was the subject covered in this edition. It was an opportunity for us to provide developing riders a touch of feedback in regards to physics. Though I am far removed from the Newtownian ways of our green planet, I do know that if one turns handlebars left, one can expect to go left. Silly digressions aside, we desired to not specifically ‘teach’ riders how to corner, but rather to run them through drills addressing the onerous bits of cornering. The task of cornering is strictly limited to two elementary actions, left and right. What is important, is to develop a trust with your equipment, to feel for the apex, to keep your eyes looking through the corner, and ultimately to take the fastest/safest line. Riders all ages and skills turned out, and marked improvements were flaunted by all. We hope riders will take what they learned at our clinic, and apply it to their daily riding. See you all May 8th for breaking away!
SS 101, also recognized by the name DLA Piper Cycling Academy, is an introductory course offered by Super Squadra. Certainly, it is a prerequisite class for any budding bike racer hoping to achieve their highest bike safety, handling, and racing goals. Please email Professor Wikoff for more information concerning future class offerings. Jokes behind us, [...]
Starting May 17th we’ll be hosting three cycling skills clinics at the Driveway Austin. This year we’re adding a sanctioned practice race to the end of clinics so attendees can truly put their freshly learned bike handling knowledge to use. Please read the full event details below, and download the official DLA Piper Cycling Academy [...]