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Training for barriersRidley
Oct 5, 2002 5:28 AM
How do you guys train for barriers? This is my first 'cross season and while I'm satisfied with my riding and running training and basic skills like mounts/dsmounts and bunny hops, I haven't had the opportunity to train for barriers... And my first race is Sunday...

So... how fast/slow do you come into the barriers? How far ahead do you dismount (one, bikelength... less)? How do you train for them?
re: Training for barriersatpjunkie
Oct 7, 2002 12:49 PM
find a park or whatever set up some small ones (logs etc..) and practice. I have horse guards where I ride so I have them set up for me. Dismount about a stride away, should work up to about 14-16 mph for the dismount. As you get better make the barriers higher until they are about 16 inches high. You should be hitting the ground, lifting the bike and jumping over in about a step.