Keywords: Dirt Jumping, BMX, Jumping, Downhill, pump track, women’s cycling
Trish Bromley joins us this week. Trish became the first woman to participate in the CrankWorx Whistler Speed and Style in 2015. This year she has been up to lots of adventures including recovering from an injury that occurred earlier in the season. Trish takes us through how she helps new riders ride on the pump track and learn to jump. Some really great tips, tricks and cue words to take with you to your next bike park session or trail ride.
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-> See Peter’s Article/ Interview with Trish from January 2015 Canadian Cycling Magazine LINK
Crankworx speed & style // what’s happened/changed since that?
how is speed and style diff from XC, road, etc?
video of Trish checking course out and working through the obstacles and mental challenges!
Also see Sacred Rides Article on Trish’s Speed and Style
first time at pump-track / jump park … what to do ?
– get rolling
– see environment
what gear to do you need for the first time
– flat (firm) soled running or skateboard shoes
– if want to get into it get own pads (comfort / fit )
– parks often have rules about protecting/covering legs
– full face or open face ??? either but Take visor off in foam pit
Cool Shoes ?
– skate style shoe , stiff – flat
Foam Pit ?
– might go first time but depends on comfort level as the drop-in (ramp to go to the jump) is big!
See foam pit image ->
Trish Also mentions ‘resy’ which is the next step after foam-pit when trying skills. Basically a plastic sheet over foam padding to soften any bails as you try crazy tricks, like this back-flip Trish was working on in this video.
(photo by Sean St. Denis / Crankworx Media)
Define some Terms
– Pump Track-> a course of rollers (whoop) that rider doesn’t pedal (much) on to generate momentum
– whoop – bump on trails
– berm – banked corner to help corner around
– roll in -> the hill/ramp before the obstacle (jump, foam pit),
– G-Out -> usually on a big rollins , when you hit the lowest
– lip -> the take off of jump , designed to put you
How to Pump
– get to pump track and ride is the first and most important step!
– lower stance – bend elbows / knees -> practice athletic stance off bike
– let bike move separate to body – let bike move under neath
– feeling ups and downs, roll around to feel
– CUES – horse back riders are used to driving thru stirrups
– women try and feel pony tail out back of helmet will help drive into bottom and get ‘soft’ over top of roller
Learn how to Jump
– Jumping how – to ?
– Same as pump track = same arc
– Also work on J-HOP on flat
– women specific/getting past initial fear
What’s up this year with Trish / goals for 2017
– Working at Crankworx
– working bc bike race
– back in whistler