Chasing Trails.....

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Chasing Trails.....

Postby jamLCFC » Sat Jul 11, 2009 06:23 am

As part of geting the wife and I into using the bikes offroad i looked for a company that could offer some skills training. From a post on this site i contacted Steve at Chasing Trails.

We booked a day (our wedding anniversary present to ourselves :D ) with Steve to have a go at Dalby Forest. He took us through some basic skills like braking and balance to start with and then progressed onto the trail(red route) to cover drop offs, berms , climbing and many other useful snippets that as novices will prove to be invaluable as we start to get more and more into this sport.

Steve is a genuinely nice guy that clearly loves his biking and this is shown in his approach to the course, This was the wifes first proper go on the trails and she was impressed by Steves attitude and approach . He explained everything , demonstrated it and even stood there ready to catch you just in case..... :shock:

I have no other connection with Chasing trails other than being a thoroughly satisfied customer.

http://www.chasingtrails.com/


Thanks Steve





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Postby MuddyTom » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:45 pm

That's a nice little write up. It's a shame that they are too far away for me. From your review and their website they look like a good company.

Tom
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Postby switchback18 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 17:36 pm

Thanks for the review, always good to hear.

I couldn't help wondering how many other couples would both agree to a day of mountain biking as an anniversary present!

Enjoy the biking!

Steve

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Postby grantway » Sun Jul 12, 2009 19:51 pm

Yer also he rides an Orange :wink:
Now Orange 5 AM
Then Giant XTC 3

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Postby XxxBFGxxX » Mon Jul 13, 2009 09:42 am

switchback18 wrote:Thanks for the review, always good to hear.

I couldn't help wondering how many other couples would both agree to a day of mountain biking as an anniversary present!

Enjoy the biking!

Steve

what sort fo price would a weeks course/ ridng cost chap. looking to do somthing like this in the futrure

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Postby The Hogester » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:32 am

Id love to do something like this some time! Bookmarked :D

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Postby switchback18 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 18:24 pm

XxxBFGxxX wrote:what sort fo price would a weeks course/ ridng cost chap. looking to do somthing like this in the futrure


Just sent you a pm with some ideas/prices. Phone number on the website if you want any more details

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Postby jamLCFC » Wed Jul 15, 2009 20:16 pm

The Hogester wrote:Id love to do something like this some time! Bookmarked :D


its definitely something we will be doing again......

SWMBO is 40 next year.........i wonder :D :D :D :D


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Postby nicklouse » Wed Jul 15, 2009 20:31 pm

jamLCFC wrote:
The Hogester wrote:Id love to do something like this some time! Bookmarked :D


its definitely something we will be doing again......

SWMBO is 40 next year.........i wonder :D :D :D :D


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Postby x-isle » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:59 am

I too can comment on how good Chasing Trails are.

Recently went on one of Chasing Trails 7Stanes weekends. Fantastic couple of days on some brilliant trails!
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Postby sheepsteeth » Wed Apr 28, 2010 18:21 pm

blimey, i thought grantway was back until i saw the date of the posts, phew!!

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Postby switchback18 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 21:45 pm

Cheers Craig.

Just in case it needs clarifying, an Orange Five isn't compulsory to do a Chasing Trails course...

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Postby Yukon Boy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 22:41 pm

I've done a day with Steve and Chasing Trails and found it a really fun and useful course! I bought it for my girlfriend for her birthday last year and we both enjoyed it. Comes recommended from me!

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Postby Wicked2627 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 15:45 pm

I did a day with Steve yesterday and I found it very useful. My confidence is not the best as I am a new rider but Steve was very patient and able to teach me alternative ways of tackling obstacles and highlight some of the bad habits i'd picked up.

One bad habit is I instinctively unclip a pedal when I get nervous - I now understand why this gives me less control! Also, to go over obstacles I was pulling up on my handlebars when I should be pushing forward and leaning back.

I'd recommend a session whether you are a complete beginner or even more experienced but have difficultly with certain techniques (or just want to go faster).


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