Last week, BoE Private Clients held 2 skills clinics for its clients who are riding the Sani2c. Being a BoE Private Clients’ client has its perks. This is one of those moments when you should be kicking yourself for not ticking the box at Sani2c registration that you wanted a BoE Private Clients’ representative to contact you. BoE Private Clients take their hands-on approach with clients to the next level and this was just one of those things that make clients feel like part of the family.
I was invited to tag along and share some advice about sani2c and Pure Planet Racing with their clients who were interested in the concept and the race. In Cape Town we had Gary Marescia of Cycle Lab presenting the clinic and in Durban, Wayne Collins kept the guys and girls on their toes.
Riders arrived around 3pm and had an intro from their clinic leaders before they set out for a short warm-up. The groups were then split and taken in two directions, for different skill sets to be learned, or reinforced for others.
The clinic focused on a range of skills, from beginner to advanced and gave something for every rider to take home. Whether it was the simplest thing, like how to corner properly or something as complicated as maintaining eye level focus on rooty single track, we all learned something about the way we ride. Needless to say we all have work to do and we were all given homework to take with us in the form of simple balance tests to do in our garages and on our normal rides.
As we all chilled under the trees (In Cape Town – not sure where the Durban folks chilled and have requested to be flown to both events next year to clear this fact) after the clinic, talking tactics, nutrition, skills and tyre choice, it was very apparent that the afternoon off work and away from the world was a welcome gift, a choice given to us by BoE Private Clients and something we all hoped would be repeated in years to come.
Ride hard, ride safe.
Founder: Pure Planet Racing
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