Coach's Corner

  • Tales from Track Center Montage

    Tales from Track Center Montage

    Of all these stories, experiences, and lessons, I developed “race craft” as a skill. By this I mean I learned everything there is to know about running a race as a team. How many staff you need, where and when. What they need to do where and when. What mechanics do, where and when. What parts we need, what the riders need. What to do when X happens, or Y or Z, or ZZZ, an entire profession I learned. Leaving this racing world and heading back to life in retail and the bike shop was a wake-up call. Sure, I can bleed a brake upside down and backwards in pitch black in a French parking lot, or grab the middle bike from the roof rack in 5 seconds, or change a rear track wheel in less that 45 seconds on the apron. But, forecasting the number of chains we need to book with Shimano to not run out by June. Uh yah, I have some learning to do!
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  • Tales from Track Center. Part One

    Tales from Track Center. Part One

    Many things in my life lead up to becoming a team mechanic. Too many pieces fell into place to really make a point with my skill as a writer. A more succinct explanation is to give you context into how it became possible. The biggest and most important thing in my mind is the addition of A women’s team endurance event to the track cycling program at the Olympics. Everything that came after, at least for me, was a result of this.
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  • Getting over the Post Race Blues

    Getting over the Post Race Blues

    You have just completed a major goal, but what comes next? All that planning, work and dedication has seen you accomplish something you can be proud of, but where do you go from here?
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  • Finding your Inner Dragon

    Finding your Inner Dragon

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    I would encourage you to reflect internally when you have a difficult situation. There probably is an easy way out, but that will gnaw away at you once you take it and after the fact you will wonder why you didn’t persevere.
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