DirtChix Skills Clinic, April 8, 2006

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Iain has laid out some markers for the switchback exercise
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Showing how to go through it
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Look where you want to go and your bike will take you there on it's own (conversely don't look where you don't want to go, like that rut, or you'll inevitably end up in it!)
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It's okay to lean over like this so long as you're moving
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Now the switchback is going up a little hill
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This was easier because gravity helps pull you around
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That just shows that it isn't necessarily harder just because it looks like is should be
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The next lesson will be on a real hill
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The Los Robles Trail East, ruts and all
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Here it is, a REAL switchback!
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Everyone pretty-much blasted around the switchback going down
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Tony was standing at the edge of the trail to give help if needed
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Everyone cleaned the turn so Tony just stood by and watched
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Going up the switchback was a little tougher, but not by very much
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This is the last picture because the photographer ran out of memory space at this point. After this exercise it was time for lunch anyway.

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