Teaching tomorrow in Colorado Springs

This was another busy but fruitful week. Highlights:

Taught high school racers in Lyons last weekend. That was fun.

Did a three lessons with an 8-year-old boy his 6-year-old sister. Their mom took a clinic two years ago. By Day 3, both kids were getting around the pump track and pumping the tables and rollers in Lyons. The 6-year-old girl caught about a foot of air!

Worked out twice with The Wife. On Tuesday I joined her for her personal training session at Rally Sport in Boulder. She’s recovering from making two humans and getting stronger every day. I learned a lot and — oh man — you should have heard my left shoulder pop! The trainer saw/heard it happen, and she taught me a new cue. Anchor with my lower trapezius. Got it.

Worked a lot. I dunno, 60 hours? 70 hours? It was ridiculous (apologies for the stale site). Among other things, I’m helping build the new technological platform and websites for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. At the end of next month we’re launching sites for all leagues, plus we’re going live with online event creation and rider registration. It’s a big project, but a cool one.

Played with the babies. Finley and Fiona are almost 11 months old and pinned wide open at all times. They get cuter and more devious every day. They like to team up: While you grab one, the other rushes into trouble.

Sent books all over the world. Pro BMX Skills, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 2nd Edition and Welcome to Pump Track Nation are rolling strong and spreading the braaap.

Rode Picture Rock Trail twice! These days, that’s two months’ worth of trail riding. Despite all the work, stress and sleep deprivation, I’m somehow climbing faster, smoother and easier than ever. Is it the reduced volume? The increased intensity? Strength work? Improved climbing technique? General toughness? I need to ask Weir and Peaty, who seemed to get even more bad ass when they became dads.

It’s 11 p.m. and I’m winding down for the night. I wake up at 4:30 tomorrow, pick up Colorado High School Cycling League director Kate Rau, then head down to Colorado Springs. We’re expecting more than 20 riders and coaches for our high school clinic at Palmer Park. This is going to be great.

Whatever you’re doing, pin it!

Know more. Have more fun!

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