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. I raced independently and for grassroots teams, traveling the western United States, competing on every circuit I could find. During this time I mainly focused on Downhill, winning events in California, Nevada, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
I specialize in teaching motivated Junior Riders (kids ages 14- 18) and Expert & Sport riders on enduro, cross country and downhill bikes how to cut seconds off their times while systematically increasing their speed. Our first sessions will be focused on reestablishing bike basics with a focus with balance and control. From there we will develop a program to work through the mechanics of every move, breaking down each skill/challenge we encounter to help you get down the hill faster and safely.
My hope is that if I can shed just a bit of light on how to ride your bike with confidence, I can 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
...Eric was an amazing coach throughout the day giving us immediate feedback, positive support, and making us feel as though we were passing levels and making huge strides in our riding abilities, all while having an absolute blast. This class makes me feel not only a lot more confident to go riding with friends on more advanced trails, but maybe even to sign up for a race one day.
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!
Coming into the class, there was no such thing as a fast flat corner for me. It was all brakes and then a turn of the bars. Eric showed us proper technique to take a corner confident and fast with some times not even braking at all. The class definitely sharpened my MTB skills to where I'm actively using individual techniques learned and applying them in my riding today.
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!
Great training focused on cornering and speed. It allowed me to hone in on one specific area where I could get a lot of return on investment!
Before this class I was taking turns almost flat and way under speed. The education and practice this course has provided me with has changed my whole riding style. I will never look at a turn the same way again.