Louisville Bicycle Club

Louisville Bicycle Club Newsletter -- July-August 1996

Skills Drills Return

by Dave Spitler

Skills Drills Sessions will return on the five Thursday evenings during August. As usual, Skills Drills will be held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park (Freys Hill Road off of Westport Road) at 6:30 pm.

The first Thursday, August 1st, will cover the following topics:

	body position on the bike
	riding in a straight line
	looking back while riding 
	signaling to traffic
	steering through corners
	double pace-lines

The second session, August 8th, will cover:

	what to do if you are about to crash
	review of steering, and looking back while riding
	rock and hole dodging
	single pace-lines
The third session, August 15th, will cover:

	review panic braking, and rock-dodging
	counter steering
	single or rotating pace-lines

The fourth session, August 22nd, will cover:

	review of rock dodging, and counter steering 
	what to do if you are about to crash 
	shoulder touching and bumping
	pace-lines and echelons

The fifth session, August 29th, will cover:

	review of body position, bunny-hopping, panic-braking,
		and counter steering
	wheel touching (maybe even Slow Race!)
	pace-lines and echelons

Every Louisville Bicycle Club member is welcome to come and practice new skills, under the supervision of the Coaching Staff. For more information, call Dave Spitler at 458-2094.

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