"Eric is extremely knowledgeable and personable, allowing the skills taught to be accessible to all experience levels."
"Eric is a MTB whisperer! His laid back style combined with his direct and honest feedback, create and environment where you can learn what's possible on your bike. If you want to get faster, go see Eric!...iPad review was money!"
Great training focused on cornering, it allowed me to hone in on one specific area where I could get a lot of return on investment!
"Eric has a great coaching plan which starts with slow cone drills to establish proper body-bike separation, followed by application to actual corners. I felt safe enough to push to and through my comfort levels with respect to speed. The instant feedback with videos are HUGE!"
"...He (Eric) approaches the training with such professionalism, teaching all aspects of the technical skills required to get through corners and maintain or increase speed, teaching the proper form, how to get the quickest start, find the fastest line, and finish strong..."
"I loved that this clinic was only focused on cornering. It’s maybe the most important skill when riding or racing MTB. Eric is doing an amazing job at breaking it down into comprehensible key moves. Since the clinic, I beat few more new PRs! Burrito was great too!"
World Cup Pro DH UCI 2016 Champion
Let's get to know each other before making a training commitment, coordinate schedules, and chat about your goals for dominating on your bike.
Consistency is core to achieving muscle memory and reinforcing successful habits. Weekly 1.5hr clinics are central to my training approach.
Specialized training equipment can help align form, strengthen key muscles and mentally prepare the body for drills and new techniques to reduce injury out on the trails.
Video storage and playback are foundational tools used to visually reinforce form, quickly spot great technique and identify bad habits early.
We use iPads, action cameras, drones and DSLR equipment for on trail video capture . This shortens the feedback loop and allows athletes to quickly visualize successes.
We offer the opportunity to travel and train in different locations to experience new terrain and situations. Tahoe, Vegas and Santa Cruz are our planned stops through the year.
In the mid-1990s, I owned and operated a small online bike shop based out of Santa Rosa California. I raced independently and for grassroots teams, traveling the western United States and competing on every circuit I could find. During this time I mainly focused on Downhill, winning events in California, Nevada, Washington, Idaho and Montana. My cornering skills played a large part in my cycling success, and I’m keen to share my knowledge with others.
I fell in love with mountain biking early in its evolution and continue to push myself to learn as both a rider and a coach. My hope is that if I can shed just a bit of light on how to corner safely and with confidence, I can deepen your passion for the sport and help you meet your riding goals from the top of the mountain to the top of the podium.
Coaching: BICP2 , USA Cycling L3
Other: NOLS First Aid, American Red Cross First Aid, Safe Sport Certified, Park Tools Mechanic Permits/Licenses: National, State and Regional parks in CA and NV