Chris Birch clinic

offworlder

Moderator
Well, after 2 days of wet, muddy lunacy amidst the incredible trails in/around Cat Lake (courtesy of our brethren, the Squamish Dirt Bike Association) - I'm done !

Chris was in incredible coach, exuding so much knowledge, that is was impossible to soak up in such a short time.
We covered alot of ground; from the basics (bike setup, body positions), to cornering (standing and sitting), clutch wheelies, log crossings, hill climbs, descents, and more.

I cant recommend taking one of Chris's clinics enough - we even had a troupe that (understood this and) came all the way from Calgary ! Needless to say, we'll be asking Chris back next year, and hoping he accepts our invite !

Here'a few pics, which cant begin to tell the story, so just to rub it in :rolleyes::

steering lock balance technique:
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body position:
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The attentive faithful, mid-sermon:
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How to cross an obstacle at speed:

Uh, yea:
 
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twisted-hog

Member
Wanted to say thanks Mark for organizing the Adventure Bike Clinic.
It was a KTM Orange love in. Not a GS to be seen.

It was a hoot and only 2 drops :rolleyes:

What a day, weather was awesome and I learned so much from Chris. The ride to Brohm Ridge in the afternoon was fantastic.
Feeling sore today after 8 hours of on the bike awesomeness.
 

offworlder

Moderator
Our Adv clinic with Birchy was truly an amazing experience. Chris taught us so much, and it was immediately evident that everyone was focused and attentive. Chris had a great time, and stated it was one of his best Adv. clinic's ever !

Will share some pics soon !
 

bitingdog

Member
BitingGumby thanks you for making this magic happen. This course enhanced my love affair with riding.
Thank You Offworlder!
Adam
 
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twisted-hog

Member
Woo hoo hoo hooo ! Great vid, and thanks for being part of a great day !

You don't know how disappointed I was when I got home and plugged the Gopro into the computer.

I thought I had so much more recorded...the wheelies, steering lock figure 8's and the drifting he did for us on the 2 track......(I think Ray took some of that so we may get lucky).
 

offworlder

Moderator
Here's some more choice pics from our day:
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Reach for the sky !
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Bitingdog getting into the groove:
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Twisted Hog:
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Razor:
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Radek:
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offworlder

Moderator
Am I the only one who can't see the pics? The videos work...

No, but you're the only one to mention it.
I screwed up, and forgot the necessary work arounds for Google's idiotic sharing...
Should now be sorted, and hopefully everyone can see the pics.
 

black99S

Member
Yes all pics visible now. Thanks
Regret not following up when you promoted the course.
Peehaps some tutoring at Triangle some time?
 

DirtClunker

Active member
How much was the clinic? What was on the agenda?

They had a Graham Jarvis clinic on the island, for $325 for the day. Covered topics like balancing, tight turns, wheel lifts, logs, double blip, ledges. I am curious if Birch covered other topics.
 

johnny2bad

Member
I didn't see this until after it happened. would love to get be in the next one.

Where was this advertised so I can keep an eye out for next time?
 

Rikimoto

New member
Reviving this thread - just saw on PNWMA's Facebook page that Chris is coming back in June/July of next year and they are trying to plan some training sessions around BC. I voiced my interest in any type of sessions including a big bike clinic (KTM 990, etc.) and it sounds like Chris wants to do a big bike specific clinic.

Let me know if you are interested, or head on over to this post on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kitt.stringer/posts/1032435253464853 and let Kitt know what you'd be interested in.

I also missed the last time Chris was out because I didn't hear about it, so get the word out! :)
 
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