Hi, my name is Jon Adamson. I got my first mountain bike in January 2016, based on urging from my Xterra friends to get into off-road triathlon. (Xterra is an off-road triathlon where the cycle leg needs to be done on a mountain bike).
Before that time, I had been doing on road Triathlons for about 34 years, so I had good endurance and road bike skills, but no mountain biking experience.
I had no idea where to look, how to corner, Brake, Climb, descend, other than just try to transfer my road skills. Prior to the Groover Method my mountain biking was very much a trial and error approach, plus some tips from my MTB friends. It was very challenging trying to learn the technical skills, because the help I got was more about what to do, rather than how to do it.
One of my big goals was to race Xterra, but I needed better MTB skills. So, I hired an REI coach to help. He/she started to talk technical things and showed me the basics of MTB. This got me thinking about getting even more help.