A photo essay straight from the coaches corner on the Fraser Valley women’s only event, That’s What She Said!, last July.
Sarah and Jaclyn represent Ozmosis Training (www.ozmosistraining.com) at the event, ready to teach two beginner clinics. This was the first time we got to wear our matching shirts, and funny enough, we wore the same Muddbunnies socks and clipless shoes!
Jaclyn, Di (Muddbunnies Seattle rock-star), and myself sporting the same shoes and socks! Check out the muscle definition!
Jaclyn starts off the day by explaining body position on the bike, both in terms of climbing and descending. Some of the ladies got creative and came dressed in very unique costumes. While this was more common for the actual treasure hunt, we had a dinosaur and two unicorns at the clinics.
The great thing about this event is the amount of time the ladies got to spend on single track, especially with a new climbing trail on Bear. Ozmosis loves single track and as such, the beginner clinics were held on beautiful trails on Red Mountain, across the road from Mill Pond. Here, Sarah explains braking techniques, followed by riding down a gentle slope to feel the difference between the front brake and the rear brake. Check out those costumes! Check out that scenery!
Having a good time leading the group of beginners! I think both groups (about 16 ladies in total) had a great time and learned lots. Lots of smiles all day long! We even had three girls who were about 13 years old join the clinics. Never too early to start and actually really great to see some young faces getting excited about mountain biking!
At the end of treasure hunt and clinics, lots of prizes were given away and Ozmosis joined in on the frenzy. Two lucky gals walked away with a Guided Tour in the Sea-to-Sky corridor for 4 people. Basically a gift certificate for a private guide, anywhere you want to ride in Squamish, or Whistler, or Pemberton, or even the North Shore!
Ozmosis gave away a second gift certificate but a little more work was involved to snatch that one. The certificate was for a one-on-one personal training session with Jaclyn and many girls jumped to the front for their chance to win. The challenge is Jac-worthy: 25 burpees. The first to complete the challenge walks away with the certificate. The lady in pink (third from the left) was the lucky winner. Nothing like a bit of healthy competition. =)
Words: Sarah Devriese
Photos: Jaclyn Delacroix & Sarah Devriese