#CrossIsComing So Maybe Check Out This Cyclocross Remount + Dismount Course and Get Dialed!
I’ve been passionate about cyclocross skills for A LONG TIME. I remember learning to remount when I first started on Rutgers Cycling—the guys on the team spent weeks trying to get me to hop onto my bike effortlessly, but most of that just looked like me running next to my bike muttering 1-2-3-go! … and then not ‘going.’ It wasn’t great. And I admit, I learned a lot of bad habits that I had to unlearn a couple years later.
A lot of the people I know fall into that category of learning to remount ‘cowboy style,’ which is pretty inefficient and also quite painful! Dismounts suffered from the same set of inefficiencies. Luckily, I married a cycling skills coach, so over the last few years, I’ve gotten a lot smoother. So I’m really stoked that Peter teamed up with Ryan Leech (the awesome trials rider turned MTB skills guru) to make this cyclocross remount and dismount course.
Even if you know how to remount / dismount, there are awesome drills and bits of advice for making getting on and off the bike a lot smoother, and I’m really excited with how the course turned out—it’s great for a beginner or novice CXer, but there’s tons to be learned as a veteran as well. We all need to practice skills more: I’ve met and traveled with a ton of CX pros, and all of the good ones are the ones who regularly work on their skills.
Watch the trailer, and head over to the Ryan Leech Connection site to get in on early bird pricing—it’s only $17! The course will be launching early in September (they’re just putting the final touches on the videos now!) so it’s coming just in time for early CX racing!
In this course, Peter breaks down the skill of getting on and off your bike without stopping, as well as carrying your bike up hills, stairs and over barriers. Cyclocross racers will use these skills multiple times a lap to navigate barriers, sand-pits, muddy sections and steep stair sets.
Video Lessons Include:
- Lesson 1 – What is Cyclocross?
- Lesson 2 – Bike Setup and Gear Needed
- Lesson 3 – Hand Positions and Carrying the Bike
- Lesson 4 – One Footed Riding
- Lesson 5 – Scootering
- Lesson 6 – Dismounts
- Lesson 7 – Mounts
- Lesson 8 – Put it Together: Dismount-Carry-Mount-Cycle
- Lesson 9 – Performance Repetition and Intensity
- Lesson 10 – Cyclocross Dismount and The Meaning of Life