Duthie Hill Park-ISSAQUAH, WA Kat Sweet of Sweetlines.com hosted another ladies instructional/competition weekend called the Sugar Showdown at Duthie hill . She basically gathers some of the best female coaches/riders to have fun, revisit fundamentals, and work on jumping. Grand finally is to put it all together for a little weekend jump comp. Kat is such a rad lady and does a lot for helping others. I was home, and had a nice little saturday helping out. I have made an appearance at 3 of her events now, last year at duthie, Sant Cruz bike festival (sort of), and duthie this year. She must have good timing with my schedule:)
It's an easy format for me to just be a floater amongst groups and help dial in people's bike set ups , suspension and basic technique and form. I'd say biomechanics and set up are my specialty when coaching, which is good, cause that's the starting point. I am not a hoot and holla' type of chick, but I really appreciate the concept of these events and can make a difference to my fellow lady rider friends:) happy to do so.
Three cheers for Kat. Check out pinkbike for more of a recap. I was only there for saturday instruction, but got a little interview on there.