In 2011 my great passion for the bike induced me to start a new job , to open a school of Mountain Bike.
Although I did not have a proper training camp , I'm lucky to live in Ogliastra , an area of Sardinia, which is wonderfully suitable for the practice of this sport and I took therefore an advantage for this purpose. Joined for a short time by a master coach 2nd level (FCI) I first proposed to the town council and then to the Primary School of my village, a detailed program of what the course of MTB would have been. I almost could hardly believe it ! My project - called "Not only football " - was accepted with enthusiasm achieving much success. I had a large number ofenrolled, around forty , all very young , and I decided to organize courses by creating groups of six / seven elements and programming four hours classes per week per group. I was also pleasantly surprised that many adults also decided to attend the MTB , although initially only driven by curiosity to know the beneficial effects of the bike.
This year things are a little ' changed, not only because the young are grown, as well as they improved a lot , especially I have changed after attending the course MM First Level (FCI ), I realized that I need knowledge both on theoretical and practical level in comparison with students , especially with young people with whom I am in touch.
This year, classes are held in the new school of MTB : the success has allowed me to have so many hectares of state-property forest available and then realize my plans to open a real MTB school .
But my main goal is to convey to my students passion and enthusiasm, because I am persuaded that the game remains the basis of everything ... and almost always a smile is better than a skid well done.
COURSES OF MOUNTAIN BIKE 2015
From March 2015 the new Mountain Bike courses will take place.
They are for:
• all those who have never had the chance to learn to ride a bike
• those who already know how to ride and want to improve their coordination skills , in particular the balance
• those who simply want to ride in the woods
• those who want to improve their fitness
Classes will take place in the morning and in the afternoon , twice a week . Each lesson will last two hours.
We also carry out personalized lessons .
The courses are addressed to children and adults of all ages , from 4 and a half years and over.
Material required :
• your Mountain Bike
• goggles/glasses Cycling
• Medical sport certificate
The School is located in Arzana nearby Carmine Park, along the State Road 389 Lanusei - Nuoro , opposite the café La Stazione .
Short discussion on Off-road Cycling
The Cycling off-road includes the following disciplines: BMX , mountain biking , cyclo-cross and the Trial . These disciplines in turn provide various specialties.
BMX (Bicycle Motor Cross) is an acronym of U.S. origin which in summary encompasses the true origin of this discipline , born just as recreational activities for boys practiced on the motocross tracks . In fact, in America in the late '70s, some fans began to organize motocross , for young people , fun bike races on the same course of their bikes . In Europe it occurred , although with some delay , a large development of this discipline : first in Holland and later in France, which, today, is one of the leading nations of the specialty. In Italy, in 1986 , there were crowds of practitioners who devoted themselves almost exclusively to the type of BMX racing . That year in Riccione took place the first edition of World Championship .
The BMX can be practiced by males and females, from the age of 7 years. For each year of birth there is a category of their own . It’s important to note that there are two types of bicycle for practicing Bmx that differ substantially , not so much in the general structure , as in the measurements : the first type with wheels of a diameter of 20 inches has a smaller frame than with wheels 24-inch diameter is defined as " Cruiser" .
The bikes with smaller wheels , those with a diameter of 20 inches, are used in all of the categories of BMX racing itself, the runners in these races are called " Rider" . The " Cruiser" instead are runners whose race category are characterized by the use of bicycles with wheels larger than 24 inches.
THE MOUNTAIN BIKING
The Mountain Biking is a very young sport , the first official World took place in 1990 in Colorado, however, has had a very rapid development , both from the point of view recreational amateur , both as a sport of high competition: the specialty Cross Country was introduced in the official program of the Olympic Games in 1996. The Mountain Biking competitive consists mainly of two specialties :
Cross Country (XC or long-distance) and Downhill (DH or descent). In later years it was also introduced Slalom (SL) , mainly practiced by the best specialists of the descent and BMX . Currently, the regulation provides for a new international specialty , 4X (four cross ) .
The Cross Country is one of the most hard cycling specialties , especially for the kind of engagement it requires. The length of the race , frequently more than two hours , can be considered in many respects exhausting. The height variations due to path variables and surface conditions , as well as technical- tactical needs, force them to engagements not always constant.
The Cycle-cross is, among the specialties of the Cycling off-Road , certainly the most dated since its origins as a sport dates back to the early days of cycling.
Often specialists in road cycling have practiced and still practice this discipline , during the winter training , to stimulate aerobic capacity and driving skills to complete their preparation . Following the development of Mountain Biking , however, many specialists Cycle-cross have found in the Cross Country great affinity with their specialty.
In fact, the two competitions , including both being from Cycling Terrain/off-road , have many technical aspects that can be considered common or at least similar to each other to the point that many athletes have achieved excellent results in both specialties .
The agonistic activity of cycle-cross can be made from the category of the newcomers/debutants of 2nd year for which it is established that the duration of the race is 30 minutes.
The Trial and Bike-Trial are specialties of off road Cycling that involve the use of specific bicycles. With them the athlete must overcome these sections of the course , called " areas not stop" , which present natural obstacles - or artificial , resting , the fewer times the foot on the ground , to get less penalties possible .
Obviously, to practice these specialties it requires great balance and excellent driving skills , as well as a remarkable ability to concentration and determination useful to overcome the most binding steps that the path presents itself. Strength and speed are essential in particular , are key factors in the evolution driving techniques and jumps from one point to the next.
The Trial bicycles are characterized by 20-inch wheels , without speed change and often also of the saddle and have a low frame and elongated , with some specific components for this specialty, for example : the bumper to protect the central movement .
In Bike-trial they use bicycles that , except for some details, are the Mountain Bike: 26 inch wheels , front and rear derailleurs standard type .
The activity of the Competitive Bike-trial is regulated by the FCI , there are three categories: Youth , Open and Top .
The Youth ranging from 7 to 16 years and is divided into young ( 7-12) , Beginners (all) and Junior ( under 16 years).
The Open category must be aged 17 years and older: includes students aged 17, Under 23 and Elite . The category Top is available to all competitors aged 17 years and over who request them .
Outlines from the book " MOUNTAIN BIKE "
Training for mountain biking and off-road cycling
Multimedia Sports Service
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