It was good to see an online course like this pop up for those who are planning to work on their bicycle. The session gives a good set of broad guidelines to get you started and gives enough time at the end of the session for general questions and answers.
The session is targeted to be interactive and the instructor pushes for engagement which is good but feel that being virtual is the limiting factor to the whole class. If only it was in person, the value would easily double (if not more!)
Overall, really enjoyed the session, listening in and also taking part as I don't need much of a reason to pull out tools to work on the bicycle.
Thank you for the session on bike maintenance (March 27, 2021). It was fairly intense, given the amount of information, but I learnt a lot. Given the time constraints for the subject matter, perhaps you could consider a two-day workshop instead, with the first day being only for people who are very new bicycling. As someone in this state - I only just bought my first cycle - it would help to understand even concepts like DIY bike fits and adjustments and commonly used tools before moving on to the intensive programme of the parts of a bike and maintenance. This is just a suggestion :) Really loved the session overall. Thank you for answering all questions patiently. I also felt the pace of information sharing during the session was good. It didn't feel rushed at any point.
The session was very good and Lakshmi Venkatesh is very articulate and methodical in explaining stuff in a manner which is easily understandable and interesting. My feedback and request is that since you have started this initiative, it is better to have this session as series of session rather than a 1.5 hour session. You could also think about getting out a guide which we can purchase. Lot of riders do long distance rides/Brevets and this knowledge would come in handy when we are stuck on the highway or inner roads with no access to a cycle shop. So please think about sharing knowledge through a series of sessions or books. I am sure that you will find people willing to spend to become more knowledgeable about handling basic repairs. Kudos to BOTS team and Lakshmi Venkatesh for this session..Keep doing it pls
The training was good, would have been a better experience had there been multiple cameras or a camera with someone handling it. Was not able to SEE clearly.
Having said that, the knowledge of trainer was very good.
Like the coverage
Session was interactive
Also received a checklist that was helpful