Summer School

Everyone has/had a favorite subject in school.  Does that change based on the following analogies to the importance of practicing bike handling skills?

Language Arts: Parts of Speech

  1. skills (noun): the ability to do something well; expertise
  2. hone (verb): refine or perfect (something) over a period of time
  3. habitual (adjective): 1. done or doing constantly or as a habit. 2. regular, usual synonyms: accustomed, normal, set, fixed, well established, routine

Math: Transitive Property of Equality

If a=b and b=c, then a=c.

  • Let a= skills practice
  • Let b= increased safety
  • Let c= increased FUN!

Physical Science: Newton’s Laws of Motion

Newton’s first law- An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

Newton’s second law- An object will only accelerate or negatively accelerate if there is a net or unbalanced force acting upon it; changing its speed, its direction, or both. THINK: riding over roots and rocks, around trees, through corners, up and down switchbacks.

Fine Arts: Photography

As evidenced by the number of photos, the quality of Shelly Liebler’s photos proves that practice makes perfect!

[Inset school bell ringing here.] Skills practice increases the FUN!

 

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Season is OPEN

Cue up Who Are You by The Who on your MP3 player:

Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) Tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Individually, she/he is a….Camper, outdoors-(wo)man, runner, cross country runner, dancer, soccer player, small-boat sailor, rower, BMX-er, dirt bike rider, cook, Scouter, reader, helper, and more.

Together, we are Colonial Revolution!

We are a cross country mountain bike team comprised of youth, coaches, community partners and sponsors, plus parent volunteers. Our team philosophy is a metaphor for life (Coach Mike)— This is outdoor and experiential learning where we keep working toward a goal.  Each rider creates a “Trail Toolbox of Skills” (Coach Mike) through building base fitness, developing and perfecting skills, building core strength, race specific training, and sportsmanship.

We blaze trails in the dirt but also as ambassadors for the sport of mountain biking.  In the minds of the other park visitors—hikers, bikers, dog walkers, horseback riders—we are the embodiment of all mountain bikers (Coach Jake).  As such, each member of the team represents not only themselves but also the local mountain biking community and the Colonial Revolution brand.   We aim to WOW them with our speak-first attitude, trail etiquette and safety mindedness!

Safety checks by Robert from Red Barn Bicycles and Jimmy from JIMMY’Z Mobile Bike Repair and Coach Rick on the helmets.

 

Stretching our skills in the field with the attack position and leaning. Notice the watchful and helpful eyes and modeling of the coaches.

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