What to Bring to Boot Camp?
In general, make sure you are familiar with your equipment and
that it is in good working condition prior to class.
Boot Camp drills are off-road on mountain bike trails, so it is best to have a
mountain bike for the class. A "cross" bike is a decent substitute if that's all you've got. In any case, your bike should be equipped with off-road tires (slicks are dangerous for the Boot Camp drills) and be in good work
ing condition. Check to make sure your bike operates properly
and that the brakes work. It's best to be familiar with your bike before class. Most local bike shops will rent you a good mount
ain bike if you don't have one yet.
Everybody MUST wear a helmet! You will not be allowed to participate in Boot Camp without a helmet. Know how to a djust your helmet for a safe fit.
You know the weather. Unpredictable. Be prepared for rain. Be prepared for cool weather. Be prepared to sweat. The layering system is best. Wear your bike clothes and bring that jacket and a pair of
tights just in case.
Food and Water
Be prepared for three hours of riding and watching. Water is essential. Most people also like having an energy bar or some other source of sustenance. It's amazing how hard those drills seem when your blood sugar is in
the basement. We can help the most serious cases with an offering from one of our sponsors, but don't count on our having Clif Bars™. Be prepared!
Mosquitos can smell fresh MTB blood from miles away. We've seen more than one unsuspecting Boot Camper carried away by swarms of mosquitos. Don't let that happen to you! Bring that bug juice or a loose fitting shirt or jacket.
Your "Can-Do" Attitude
In order to learn anything you must challenge yourself. The Boot Camp drills are designed for beginning mountain
bikers, but not everything comes easy to everybody.
We try to have at least one instructor for every five students, so as long as you are willing to try, we are willing to help you master the basics.
Last modified on 2005-03-04 13:04:19 by Igor Tatarinov.
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