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MTB Training
Does anyone know of any MTB training programs or personal trainers. I am looking to improve my skills without picking up any bad habits.
Posted by Are see a 33 year old riding a Specialized from Orange on 02/05/03

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  • Re: MTB Training
    Mountain Bike Skills
    Posted by Surly a 27 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a '02 Giant AC from Pasadena on 02/05/03

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  • Re: MTB Training
    I am training for XTERRA at Vail Lake, as well as some other MTB Triathlons and Duathlons, and would be glad to send you what I am doing on the bike. I have self coached myself for 5 years using several different books which I have adapted to what I feel suits me and my riding style. If you are interested, pick up a copy of "Serious Training for Endurance athletes" by Ray Browning, "Training for Cycling" by Davis Phinney, and "The Cyclist's Training Bible" by Joe Friel. You might also check out Carmichael Training Systems (Lance's Coach) online, and Training Bible online. Both offer online coaching with varying degrees of interaction between you and your coach, depending on how much you want to spend ($29.95-$400.00/month). Hope this helps!!
    Posted by Tony a 36 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Intense Tracer & Litespeed Blade from Temecula on 02/06/03

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  • Re: MTB Training
    Call Mark at 2 Wheeler Dealer in Brea (Imperial Hwy/57 fwy), He's very good when it comes to getting the most out of his clients.
    He is very knowledgeable and his fees are reasonable too!!!
    His number at the shop is (714)671-1730 or 671-1793

    PS I've ridden with him once and he kicked my butt...
    Posted by Roger a 41 year old riding a Santa Cruz Blur - XTR/XT from Yorba Linda,CA. on 02/09/03

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    • Re: MTB Training
      Ah ha! Roger... I see your even pitching the Two Wheeler Dealer on this here site...
      Posted by RoosterLegz a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a i should get a new S.C. Bullet at 2 wheeler dealer from Bellflower on 02/11/03

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      • Re: MTB Training
        I have been hitting the gym 4 days a week, always wrappin' up my workout with a 20 minute bike ride, crankin' out just over 9 miles in that amount of time, set the bike to "random" and adjust the "tension level" setting to at least 10....anyways, it works for me, I am now clearing Mustard and I Think I Can with no problems now....in the past, they would kick my ass, but, now, I guess I should push myself harder now.
        Posted by BDEE a Weekend Warrior riding a jamisDAKAR from long beach, CA on 02/11/03

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      • Re: MTB Training
        That's right, I've had my PROBLEMS with the rest...
        ...NOW I ONLY BUY FROM THE BEST!!!
        When am I going to see you and "Mini Me" out on the Loop???
        I've been working on Saturdays lately but I'll be out there again soon. It looks like the rain is going to help out alot!!!

        Talk to ya soon
        Posted by Roger a 41 year old riding a Santa Cruz Blur - from 2 WheelerDealer, Brea CA. from Yorba Linda,CA. on 02/11/03

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  • Re: MTB Training
    The replies to this post all seem to focus on the fitness aspect of training, though your question was about skills. I've been going through the same thing, so please post if you find any good sources of technical coaching.

    In the meantime, I suggest Ned Overend's _Mountain Bike Like a Champion_ (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/002-8571692-0816007).

    th
    Posted by TH a 40 year old riding a Sugar 3+ from Calabasas on 02/11/03

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    • Re: MTB Training
      ...Actually not all replies were about fitness, sorry... And the fitness pointers seem right on; I've been using Joe Friel's book.
      Posted by TH a 40 year old riding a Sugar 3+ from Calabasas on 02/11/03

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  • Re: MTB Training
    What are your skills, what are your goals?
    Posted by Trailbuilder a 48 year old Cross-Country from Claremont on 02/11/03

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