Stage 3 – Conscious competence

 
Today was a revelation. 2 days after coaching at UK Bike Skills I was eager to test what I had learnt on some technical trails with plenty of jumps and drops.

Muscle memory kicks in too easily and I had to make a real effort to put into practice what Tony aka Jedi had taught me on Friday. But this is a good thing – it’s the 3rd stage of competence – Conscious Competence.

The individual understands or knows how to do something. However, demonstrating the skill or knowledge requires concentration. It may be broken down into steps, and there is heavy conscious involvement in executing the new skill.

Knowing where I was needing to make adjustments, and realising that I was doing a few things the wrong way was frustrating as I am not a perfectionist but still don’t like to be wrong!

The real positive however was my confidence was up and I felt in control all day, even on the muddy slippery trails at the Forest of Dean.

What a blast and on the few occasions where I was able to implement me new found jumping skills it was amazing how good it felt.

Next stop North Wales!

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2 thoughts on “Stage 3 – Conscious competence

  1. Did you enjoy UK Bike Skills Tim? We had an awesome session with him last year – still trying to remember all the things Tony taught us!

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