Insights from Tahnée Seagrave to Make You a Better Rider


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A few days ago Shimano published Tahnée Seagrave’s This is Home episode and there’s a few things we can take from it.



Seems like a recurring theme this year (having highlighted this in Turning Failure into Success – Fabio Wibmer’s Best of 2018 and Matt Jones Proves my Point) but from the outset Tahnée sights learning to lose as one of the biggest drivers in helping to improve her performance. It sounds bizarre, but when the most successful people in any area are studied, one of their key behavioural traits is that they fail; repeatedly. Rather than let it eat them up though, they take strength from it. As Muhammad Ali put it:

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”


The second insight Tahnée gives us in to her success is The Power of Others. She talks about riding with Kade Edwards but particularly with Kaos and how they haven’t just spent time having fun riding together over the years but actually push one another on in their riding to become better and better.


The third thing I like about this clip are the chances you get to see Tahnée and Kaos riding. Some of the shots in there give you a chance to study their technique and individual styles – good food for your mirror neurones.


If you’re going to take the time to practice, practice like the elite.




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