Todd's Blog

“You can do it.” Master Lee teaches Tae Kwon Do. He teaches children, and some adults, that they can in deed break a board with their bare hands, feet and heads. “You can do it” comes from his gut, deep inside the man.  It is bellowed with power and confidence. “You can do it” moves..
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Two riders ride headed out for a ride. At a designated spot, one stopped and the other rode ahead. Why? The rider behind waited for the one ahead to clear the trail, then the rider behind gave it his all to KOM the segment. They checked times, swapped duties, and repeated until they had either..
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I’m getting slower. My 20-10 vision is gone. No longer do I see the rocks and lay of the land far in advance. So I focus even more on what’s directly in front of me.  Rocks become boulders, grooves-canyons, bumps-ski jumps Slow, slow, slow. Good vision equals riding much faster AND much safer.  On the..
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Downhill mountain biking, crit racing and surfing are spiritually connected. Act like you can make it and you will. Single-track on the side of the cliff. Shooting the gap in a sprint finish. Making a huge drop. Hesitate… And you die.  
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My daughter’s friends tracked us down at 9pm Saturday night. We were just starting dinner, she had just finished a poorly executed trampoline-powered back flip. “We don’t want to alert you, but Shelby might have a broken arm.” It’s a brave call to make, especially when I know if it wasn’t broken she would be..
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