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    Teachers?

    I'm new to DH and FR type of mountain biking and before I head down I hill and try to stick a 30 foot jump, I would like to have some training on some of the basic skills required. So basically what I'm asking is does anyone know any type of private mountain bike teacher that could show me the necessities.

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    Based on your other thread:

    San Diego FR/DH trails?

    You live in SD now. I think there used to be a guy who gave private lessons at a local DH trail around your area, but I think he moved away. Your best bet might be to get on the dirttreaders.com site and ride with a few locals who know the spots and ride with them. A good "teacher" can be a buddy you ride with on the trails.

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    Head up to bike park over the summer and take a lesson. Having a lift around will make it a lot easier to practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    Head up to bike park over the summer and take a lesson. Having a lift around will make it a lot easier to practice.
    This. With Mammoth so (relatively) close, its an easy weekend trip and worth every penny.
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    Check out leelikesbikes.com he is an awesome coach
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhynohead View Post
    I think there used to be a guy who gave private lessons at a local DH trail around your area, but I think he moved away.
    Yep, that was Julius Syvanen. I got a great lesson from him; it really changed the way that I ride. But he moved to England to go to school a couple years ago, and his site is still down...
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    I'm hoping for something a little closer. Thanks though.

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