It was a fascinating lesson with each of us ending the day with distinctly different takeaways from the session. Whether we can now descend as well as or as fast as a world tour pro remains to be seen, but each of us were certainly better going through the corners and switchbacks *after* the lesson. That’s for sure. .
When I got my place with @alpecincycling I stated that I would enter into every opportunity with maximum effort, a smile on my face and an open mind. This day was no different at all. Despite already considering myself a pretty competent descender, I took everything onboard that Alex was sharing with us and applied it as best as I could.
More than anything though, it was a great opportunity and a wonderful experience to share the long climb with a world tour pro. (well it was for me anyway, it barely even registered as a recovery ride for Alex, I’m sure! 😅) .
If you’re keen to learn more about what the lesson entailed, pick up the latest edition of Cycling Plus. You’ll learn about Alex’s “pint on the handlebars” metaphor, how To straighten a corner (so to speak) and where and when all the braking needs to happen. .
Even if - like me - you consider yourself a pretty decent descender, there will be lessons for everyone, I’m sure. Plus, @nickmayer01 , @marielouise_triathlon , @milesonparade and I are all featured in the multi-page spread. What’s not to love about that? 😁😉
Another beautiful evening on Bute and 11 miles in the bag ☀️my quads are on fire and I only had to cycle up one hill 😂 I guess everyone’s got to start somewhere and this is my cycling ground zero, let’s see what improvements I can make over the next few weeks... .
Première sortie de l'année en vélo. Petit parcours Grenoble - Vilard de Lans et retour. Tout est prêt pour la course de ce dimanche , @insta_tourdelain .
Primera salida del año en bicicleta. Subida hasta Vilard de lans y vuelta a casa. Todo está listo para la carrera de este domingo #tourdelain con @acontadoroficial dando la salida 😀.
Further support for the project come in the form of @akarchitecture_ . An architectural company based in Aberdeen, providing services across Scotland.
Hopefully together we can "build" 😉 good platform for raising awareness of @crohnsandcolitisuk.
It’s Friday, and a long training block is waiting around the corner😏
3 2113 hours ago
Disfrutando como se debe del reconocimiento para este #2 round de Copa del Mundo en República Checa.
Ansioso por largar en primera fila Mañana👊!
Enjoying the Course here in @mtb_nmnm!
Excited to start on the first row tomorrow.
📸 @egopromotion #cyclinglife#teamchile#mtb