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DONUTS & BIKES - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast - will help transform your riding while delighting your taste buds! The hosts, Paul Howard (ZEP MTB Camps Owner & Head Coach, PMBIA Co-Founder, Past President, Director of Programs & Development, PMBIA Master Course Conductor) and Kristian Jackson (Senior Lecturer at Appalachian State University’s Department of Recreation Management & Physical Education, Trail Boss Rocky Knob Bike Park, PMBIA Mentor Course Conductor) are two of the top-tier, industry leading mountain bike coaches and instructor trainers, with over 40 years of collective experience. Listen in as Donuts & Bikes pairs all things MTB skills and coaching, along with a feature donut on every episode. Get your ride and eat on and bite into Donuts & Bikes!

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Canada

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DONUTS & BIKES - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast - will help transform your riding while delighting your taste buds! The hosts, Paul Howard (ZEP MTB Camps Owner & Head Coach, PMBIA Co-Founder, Past President, Director of Programs & Development, PMBIA Master Course Conductor) and Kristian Jackson (Senior Lecturer at Appalachian State University’s Department of Recreation Management & Physical Education, Trail Boss Rocky Knob Bike Park, PMBIA Mentor Course Conductor) are two of the top-tier, industry leading mountain bike coaches and instructor trainers, with over 40 years of collective experience. Listen in as Donuts & Bikes pairs all things MTB skills and coaching, along with a feature donut on every episode. Get your ride and eat on and bite into Donuts & Bikes!

Language:

English


Episodes

Cornering Part 3: How Rotation Can Help Accelerate Performance

12/19/2023
Berms, turns and cutties... cornering is rad so listen in to part 3 of our series on cornering to help get you 'learning ya turning'! Cornering can quickly become complicated due to the variety of skills, biomechanical movements, terrain configurations, and speeds. This episode aims to simplify the rotational component of cornering that can help intermediate and advanced riders drive the bike through corners. We start this week's episode with a quick chat about being inspired by older shredders from different sports and reviewing 1 year of Donuts & Bikes... and then we get stuck into cornering! beforeDONUT OF THE WEEK: the legendary 1 kilogram Crocodile Dundee Donut! Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:04:55

Endos, Stoppies, Nose Manuals, Nose Pivots & Euro Turns: Are They Simple Tricks or Core Skill Builders?

11/28/2023
If you’ve ever wanted to nail down your endos, stoppies, nose manuals, nose pivots or euro turns, then this episode is for you! In this weeks episode we dig into why everyone should learn these tricks (maneuvers) and just how much they can transform your overall skills and riding, anywhere and everywhere. There's a number of different ways to teach these maneuvers, but listen in as we dig into some examples to help transform your riding or coaching... ENDOS - rear wheel lift as the bike stops Phase 1: BRAKE & BRAKE - CONNECT & TIP Phase 2: BRAKE & BRAKE - DISCONNECT, SCOOP & POKE STOPPIES - rolling endo, using the brake to slow down/stop NOSE MANUALS - stoppies without the braking (using terrain, technique & speed) NOSE PIVOTS - An endo with steering & rotation to pivot on the 'nose' EURO TURN - rolling nose pivot as the bike is still moving forward BRAKE & BRACE | STEER & ROTATE andapplying both brakes for all these maneuvers... and of course, the featured donut of the day from the wonderful @kenilworthbakery, in Queensland, Australia! Enjoy the show! Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:32:58

Become a Better Rider or Coach by Listening To Your Inner Child & Different Mindsets

10/31/2023
Are adults just big kids? The answer, as always, is yes and no. Adults present some specific challenges in the way the learn as compared to kids. In this episode your hosts focus on three important ideas to help your understanding of how to coach adult riders: Connectedness, Language, and Mindsets. Here we dig into: c DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:14:46

Riding & Coaching into your 30's, 40's, and Beyond

10/17/2023
How can we keep coaching and riding into old(er) age? In this episode, your hosts reveal that they are not youngsters, while also divulging a few clues on how they've managed to keep the stoke for riding and coaching over the decades. This discussion builds from the last episode and expands these ideas to adult mountain bikers. Listen in for details on: how we thinkHappy to MaintainDISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:03:34

How can we use Connectedness to better coach kids?

10/3/2023
Working with kids on bikes can provide some of the most rewarding moments for coaches. These times can also provide daunting challenges and seemingly endless frustration. In this episode, Paul and Kristian discuss some insights for successful youth coaching learned from over 20 years of practice. Topics this time include: DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:20:46

How to race and why everyone should give it a go!

6/10/2023
It's World Cup Season! Racing is back and we wanted to use this opportunity to discuss why lining up at a start gate is about so much more than wanting to stand on a podium. In this episode we explore the myriad of unseen benefits of racings for riders as well as some basic tips for "how to race." The show focuses on: DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:05:26

Cornering Part 2: Using Creativity to Build Your Skills

5/17/2023
Cornering is a perennial hot-topic for coaches, riders, You-Tubers, and even Podcasters. Why is it such a popular subject? Well, simply put, it’s one of the raddest things you can do on a bike. Being good at it involves a refined application of all the mountain biking skills – which is a daunting task for riders and coaches alike. In this episode, we revisit the topic of cornering. This time we take an angle to explore what might be holding us back from getting better at changing directions on our bikes and what we can do to enjoy the process. If you haven’t listened to the Cornering Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 5), check it out for specific tactics. In this episode, we take on: · Why don’t we practice what we’re not good at? · How motivation helps us learn · The Comfort Zone model and what it means for practice · A million ways to corner? · Creativity and Motivation · Stability as an Outcome versus a Position · Stability, Strength, and Fatigue · Steering, angulation, and letting the bike tip · Scanning – why we stop doing something we know to do · An important lesson from the Donut of the Day! Enjoy the show! DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by Donuts & Bikes - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:07:36

Confidence & Fear Part 2: Industry Panel!

5/2/2023
This week we continue the conversation and dig into this fascinating riding and coaching topic with some of the PMBIA's rad US Instructor Trainers. Shanna Powell, Meredith McFarland, and Harlan Price join us in a 1920's farmhouse on the edge of Dupont State Recreation Forest for our first in-person show. We put the coaches on the mics and ask them to discuss personal perspectives on confidence and fear. The result is an expansive and honest conversation about how our confidence gets challenged and how we work through it. As always, there are donuts. Perhaps many donuts. You'll have to listen to find out! Check out our Guests: Shanna Powell Endless Bike Girl MTB Skills Endless Bikes Meredith McFarland Bristol, VT Recreation Department Harlan Price Take Aim Cycling Enjoy the show! DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by Donuts & Bikes - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:32:01

Confidence & Fear - Can We Manage These Just Like Other Skills?

4/18/2023
Can we learn how to improve our confidence just like we do our position or braking skills? Can we learn how to deal with fear, anxiety or stress, just like we deal with training our muscles to get stronger? Can we really change how we react to or feel about something that we perceive as risky? This is the first part of our discussion on Confidence & Fear, where Kristian and Paul unpack all sorts of riding and coaching nuggets to help all the riders and coaches out there. Some highlights from this episode include Enjoy the show! DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by Donuts & Bikes - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:13:08

Why Wouldn't You Learn to Jump?

4/8/2023
Paul and Kristian jump on the mics to discuss why jumping is an important skill for all mountain bikers. The hosts chat through their own backgrounds as riders and discover they were both paperboys, were both shaped by technical trails, and both learned to really jump as adults. The conversation spans from the 80s and 90s, to their first trips to Whistler where they were influenced by the trails as well as the culture, and to the conclusion that no matter what or where you ride, jumping is an important skill to learn. DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by Donuts & Bikes - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:18:58

Learning to Coach from a World Cup Racing Career - A Conversation with Claire Buchar

3/14/2023
Becoming a World Cup Racer involves much more than learning to be a good rider. Coaching at the highest level is more than just teaching. Claire Buchar knows these things. She shreds harder post-World Cup, rides smoother than most, keeps it humble, and enjoys a good (vegan) donut. We sat down with the Canadian mountain bike legend to discuss her formative experiences as a racer, and how she has translated those learnings into coaching, and, life in general. Claire's resume runs deep and includes multiple National Championships and a World Champion Bronze Medal. Her unique journey has much to teach aspiring racers and coaches alike about the power being your authentic self. In this episode we discuss: DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by Donuts & Bikes - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:26:53

Can You Learn To Manual From A Podcast?

3/2/2023
You asked, and we brought it to you: a manual episode! Join us as we breakdown one of the raddest things you can do on a bike. Here, we separate a basic "puddle manual" from the "BMX manual" and focus on learning the simplest version first. In this episode we discuss: Let us know if this helps you with your pursuit of the manual! DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by Donuts & Bikes - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:09:25

Drops Part 1 - Techniques & Methods for Progression-based Learning

2/14/2023
Learning to drop can be intimidating. Learning to teach drops can be even more fright-inducing. But it doesn't, and more importantly, shouldn't have to be that way. In this episode, we how examine how good coaching is good risk management and that skills-based coaching is a powerful way to build purposeful progressions. Drops come in all sizes, shapes, and configurations and as a result, there usually isn't a single "right way" to ride a drop. In this episode we focus in on the skills we can control to create optimal performance. For our listeners who are riders, we discuss some of the key skills-components we used to understand how to perform on drops. For our coaches out there, we present some details on designing progressions, understanding rider anxiety, and other important important nuggets for helping riders succeed. This episode includes: DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by Donuts & Bikes - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE O Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:10:21

Cornering Part 1 - The Myths, The Fundamentals, The Details!

2/2/2023
Cornering: the piece of our riding we can always improve and seemingly can never 'perfect'... the holy grail of mountain biking! In this episode we discuss some of the myths and pitfalls riders can fall into and dive into some of the details behind the fundamental skills that a) will improve your cornering and b) you can work on anywhere, corners or no corners! For coaches... there's a wealth of insight here to up your game and help make your cornering sessions more efficient, effective and fun! DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by Donuts & Bikes - The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:18:33

Improve How You Learn and the Fundamentals of Coaching

1/17/2023
How does the learning process interact with our work of coaching riders? What are some of the core practices of coaching mountain bikers? In this episode, we begin to unpack answers to these questions. We dig into some of the ways people learn on bikes and shine a light on a few techniques and concepts we use to train riders to become more effective in their efforts. Here we discuss: DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:27:42

A Chat with Aussie Coach Shannon Rademaker

1/10/2023
Shannon Rademaker is the maker of RAD things! He is an Australian mountain bike coach who has trained and guided over 5000 riders. Shannon's resume includes work with Gravity OZ, All Terrain Cycles, PMBIA Course Conductor and Level 4 Coach, coaching slopestyle athletes, trail building, and creating the Highline event, (part of the Freeride World Tour). Join us for a RAD conversation including the following topics: DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:22:31

The Relationship Between Trail Building & Coaching

12/29/2022
Are you a trail builder, passionate about building the best trails possible?Perhaps you're a coach that wants to learn more about trail building? Are you are rider that wants to learn more about how to use different trails to progress your riding? Either way, this episode is for you as we dig into the relationship between building trails and coaching, and why these two things should come together more often to help maximize the value, enjoyment and sustainability of trails, for everyone! Here's the main nuggets of gold in this podcast... Thanks for listening and please feel free to share... we are now listed on TuneIn and Alexa in addition to Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Amazon Music. Cheers, Paul and Kristian @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:17:35

Donuts & Bikes Podcast: Info & Preview Episode

12/22/2022
Welcome to the Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes! Listen to this brief info and preview episode to learn more about the hosts, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard, who they are, what they do and why they are creating this new, industry first, mountain bike coaching podcast. The episode also digs into how these podcasts will work and what to expect. If you're a mountain biker interested in not only progressing their skills, but also keen to dig into deeper conversations regarding different approaches, tactics and tools that can be used to get to the next level, this podcast is for you! If you're a mountain bike coach that seeks more knowledge, more ideas or different ways to thing about teaching, coaching, riding and all things mountain biking, then listen in and see how we can help! Each season or "chapter" we'll release 4 - 6 episodes, including interviews with guests from the mountain bike coaching world. This season, the topics will be... We have lots more ideas and topics to come, along with more guests planned as well. Find us on Instagram at @donutsandbikes to keep in touch and get the latest updates. Enjoy! Paul & Kristian Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:00:15:45

Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast!

12/22/2022
Riders, do you want to progress more efficiently? Coaches, do you want to be better riders? In this episode, we unpack the saying “slow is smooth and smooth is fast” in the context of coaching and riding to unlock some ideas to improve performance. In this episode we discuss: · Possible origins of this saying · Racing as measurement of percentages · Riding at speed might not mean riding at 100% · Slowing down to dial in specific performance goals · The purpose of practice · Skills vs techniques · Applying slow is smooth to coaching · Going fast vs rushing · The mental side of being smooth · Measuring success · The secrets of going fast – timing and coordination · Speeding up decision making · How to ride at 100% Check us out on Instagram @donutsandbikes and please share with your friends to help us spread the word! Thanks for listening, have fun, ride smart, and we’ll see you on the trails. Kristian and Paul DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. Have you checked us out on Instagram and told your mates, yet? Well, get on it! @donutsandbikes DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by The Mountain Bike Coaching Podcast: Donuts & Bikes are solely those of the authors, Kristian Jackson and Paul Howard and their guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the PMBIA, or any other company, person or organization mentioned or included in the podcast. Any content provided by our guests or authors are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. THIS PODCAST & IT'S AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.

Duration:01:14:18