Why is coaching Enduro important?
My son rides for the enduro team and I love that style of riding. It has made me a much better rider and allows me to ride recreationally with him and his friends without being a liability. I also enjoy coaching and interacting with youth athletes.
What do I hope to inspire in our athletes?
I hope to show them that these are life-long skills they are developing and that hopefully, they can enjoy doing this with their kids someday like I am doing with mine. Fitness is an often overlooked but critical component of being a good enduro rider. By improving my fitness as an old man, I am able to keep up with the youngsters and perform the same skills they are developing. The fun factor is also a huge part of why I enjoy riding and being a part of a young group of riders and coaches. Developing relationships and being outside is not only healthy, but fun!
Brief cycling history:
I rode mountain bikes as a kid growing up in British Columbia in the early 1990’s. My first mountain bike was a 1992 Rocky Mountain Hammer. I took about 25 years off from riding and started back up in 2019 with my son. Tried out enduro in 2020 and fell in love with it.