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A request to take my 5-minute mountain bike skills survey

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 6:59am

Among the features I plan to offer on my new Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills website is an online community of mountain bikers interested in mtb skill development.

Before I do that, however, I need to better understand people’s experiences with it, what deters people from engaging in it, what their rationale is for wanting to do more or not, etc. Stuff I need to get through my Thick Skull.

So I’ve developed a quick online survey to help me and I’m asking you to take it. It’s at:

It should only take 5 minutes or so to complete.

Categories: Citizens

Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills: a new venture for the Mountain Bike Geezer

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:41pm

For those of you on my email list, it’s not news that I’ve launched my new venture, Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills.

But it’s time I announced it for the rest of you who visit this site regularly or occasionally.

See my blog post on Thick Skull for details on the venture.

I’ve also set up a Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills Twitter feed (@ThickSkullMTB) and a Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills Facebook page.

I’ll still be posting here regularly on the Mountain Bike Geezer blog. But anything to do with skills or learning to ride I’ll either post on the Thick Skull MTB blog or provide more details about it in my revamped email newsletter. 

The email newsletter up until now has consisted solely of summaries of and links to my blog posts in the past week.

That’s changed.

First, I’ve renamed it to: News from MTBike Geezer & Thick Skull Mountain Bike Skills. (It’s still free and one click gets you unsubscribed.)

Second, it has more of an ‘insiders’ feel to it.  I’m treating my email news subscribers a little more special than those who read the blog via the web.  If you’re a subscriber, you’ll be the first to get MTB news that I deem important. You’ll be the first get any of my MTB business-related news.  You’ll sometimes be the only ones to know the details on what I’m working on next, what I’ve discovered, what I’m wondering about, what I’m struggling with.  My goal is to make every issue of the newsletter one that you eagerly open and read.

So if you’re not a subscriber, give it a try.  You’ll get access to my free 3-part video series (supplemented with text, audio, and a Powerpoint presentation) that shows a different way to learn a fundamental skill:

Light Hands, Heavy Feet: Developing the Habit

Categories: Citizens

Photo album: Cottage Grove Bike Park grand opening

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 8:33am

Last night’s grand opening of MORC‘s Cottage Grove Bike Park was a big hit.  Props to Trail Steward Chance Glasford and his crew of Dirt Bosses for building an amazing facility, and to the City of Cottage Grove for its involvement.


The bike park currently has a 4X race track and two pump tracks. Phases 2 and 3 will include a tot track, slopestyle course, mountain bike skills course and dirt jumps.  Construction for some of those additions will begin soon, as the bike park won the 2014 Bell Built contest, Midwest region


I took photos but spent more time riding. Dirt Boss Miguel Masberg orchestrated a time trial on one of the pump tracks. Yes, I participated. Yes, I sucked. Good thing I’m still young.

See my large slideshow of 33 photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

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