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Gotta Get a Faster Start

November 6, 2010

I got toasted off the line in the first moto…hit a guy who fell on this huge hill and laid the bike over. I kept it running and got it off the track and back on, only lost about 45 seconds.

I Feel Confident

November 5, 2010

There were three things I wanted to get done yesterday. First: Learn the track. We walked the track before it opened so we could see the lines and get an idea of what the lines would be. Then we talked about what we thought the best lines would be. By the time I started riding […]

Racing Update

November 4, 2010

Last Saturday’s practice was great! We dialed in the bikes, double checked the gear, rode a few laps to make sure, and we’re traveling today. As I was putting my bike and gear on the truck to send it to California, I remembered the words of one of my coaching clients who needed to release […]

The Olympic Experience

February 22, 2010

But it’s the crowd, the vibe, the energy that makes this experience Olympian. It’s restorative to the body, mind, and soul to be around so many people who know where they’re going and going there happy.

Vancouver Nails It!

February 17, 2010

In Vancouver, they’re willing to stand around a little to make sure their guests don’t.

Lunch With Former NBA All Star Mark Eaton

January 27, 2010

Mark played for the Utah Jazz and was the two time Defensive Player of the Year.

77.4 mph in a Bobsled at Olympic Sports Park

January 24, 2010

The bobsled at the Olympic Sports Park. It’s loud, rough, and the walls are flying by, but it was way cool.

May Have Found My New Sport

January 23, 2010

I just got off the bobsled in Park City…. What a hoot!  We did 77 mph! Pat Brown the coach of the Jamaican Bobsled Team was our driver!  I may have found my new sport! Pictures soon!


January 23, 2010

Make your life what you want it to be–we’ll always have to deal with fear, so we might as well face it down

Greetings From Salt Lake With Olympian Ruben Gonzalez

January 23, 2010

On the way down the mountain he told me that he was having fun (rather than being fearful) for the first time in his life (he’s 47 and been luging for 26 years)!