Thank you so much for the lesson. Ian and I went to Tiger the next day and attempted upper Predator. It was cool just to see what is possible. Ian rode all of lower Predator. I almost did. We were able to do way more than we would have without the lesson but more importantly…. Friday we rode all of Olallie and had an absolute blast. We were under control and going faster than ever. Two, one, none plus pushing the bikes ahead and weighting thru our feet equally at chosen spots to check speed let us fly! We were laughing because we said it to each other almost instantaneously on a rest stop. Such seemingly easy and basic information at the time but it really works. I even saw Ian move his hips over on a left turning berm on upper Predator. I couldn’t believe it.
Dave and Ian Rypkema
Come learn how to teach jumping and dropping off vertical edges! We will teach you the hows and whys, styles of jumps and drops, various ways to drop depending on speed and style of edge, errors to look for and how to correct, risk management and safer progression,...
Sweetlines is sticking around Seattle for the winter and we want to work with you! Special Winter Pricing Dates: December, January, February 2 hour Private Lesson - $165 (up to 2 people) 3 hour Private Group Lesson...
Need an excuse to get out in the wicked winter conditions?! Come shred with Sweetlines! This is an on-trail training session for women wanting to work on wintery technical riding skills. Each week will be a different trail location. We will focus on steeps, chutes,...
Gear List: (Sweetlines students get a discount at Element Cycles in Redmond) Mountain Bike Do an A, B, C, Quick Check A = Air – 20 PSI B = Brakes - hand brakes (no coaster brakes, back pedaling brakes), be sure brakes work C = Chain – should be lubed once a week to...
The Pedal Dilemma – Flats vs Clips. Learning skills with flat pedals will help you ride better in clips too!
PRICING – ADULT CLASSES
Pro Level Coaches: Kat Sweet, Karen O'Connell
- $225 - 2 hours, 1-2 people (+$75 additional people)
- $599 - Triple Slay Pass, three 2 hour lessons, 1-2 people
- $399 - 3 hours, 1-6 people
- $499 - 3 hours, 7-9 people (additional coach)
- $599 - all day, 1-6 people
CHECK DATES BY CLICKING BUTTON BELOW TO EMAIL KAT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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26400 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Issaquah, WA 98029 (It’s a 15 minute ride into the clearing).
- Sweetlines students get a discount at Element Cycles in Redmond
- Mountain Bike
- Do an A, B, C, Quick Check
- A = Air – 20 PSI
- B = Brakes – hand brakes (no coaster brakes, back pedaling brakes), be sure brakes work
- C = Chain – should be lubed once a week to prevent rusting
- Quick = Quick Releases – snug
- No kick stands (dangerous for riding trails)
- Do an A, B, C, Quick Check
- Must be a CPSC certified bike helmet
- Flat Pedals
- no clipless pedals please
- Deity pedals available to demo
- Closed-toed, flat soled shoes
- Skate style work better than running shoes
- Five Ten shoes available to demo – text me your size
- Knee and elbow pads
- G-Forms available to borrow
- Gloves – mandatory
- Electrolyte drink recommended
- A small hydration pack or water bottle recommended
- To carry supplies
- Inner tube, patch kit, pump, tools, etc
- Medical (as needed)
- EPI pen – must be carried by rider at all times
- Inhaler – must be carried by rider at all times
- Mountain Bike
TO CLIP OR NOT TO CLIP? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FLAT PEDALS AND HOW THEY CAN HELP YOU LEARN NEW SKILLS
THE PEDAL DILEMMA
When I first started learning how to be a coach, I shadowed the Spokeswomen camp up in Whistler and they basically re-taught me how to ride. One of the biggest changes was going from 12 years of riding clipless pedals to flat pedals. To be totally honest, I was pissed when they stuck me in flats! For the first part of the day I kinda hated them. By the end of the second day I realized how much more balanced I was in the cockpit of the bike! It was a turning point in my riding. Sometimes people get into bad habits in their clipless pedals so it’s fun to teach them how to use their feet. Are you dropping your heels, toe-ing down, do you know how to wedge? Let me show you how! Clipless are great for building confidence too! It’s nice to be able to exit off the bike quick, especially when you are learning new skills. I think it’s great to learn on flats and if you’re doing lots of climbing eventually you can transfer to clipless if you really want to. If you’ve been riding clipless a long time and I’m making you try flats, bare with me and give it a try, you might like it. If not, you can always go back to clipless later.