Although we are most famous for having the best mountain bikers in the world (like World Champions Ross Schnell and Sue Haywood) taking our camps most of our students are just passionate riders looking to improve. While it feels really good and strokes my ego when MTB racers like Ross tell me how much they leaned in our camps it is emails like the following too that really make my day. Last week, Andy (BetterRide Head Coach) said his job is the best job in the world and providing him with it (and having him do such a good job) makes me feel fortunate indeed!
Here are two emails that students have send Andy recently:
Andy — I wanted to write to say thank you SO much for your awesome instruction at the Madison Better Ride camp. I was one of the three Chicago roadies at that camp and the three of us had gotten together a few times since the camp ended to work on skills. Believe it or not, Brian (Francine’s husband) just bought cones to practice with. We’ll be using them soon.
Before Better Ride, I would go to the Kettle Moraine (one of WI’s state parks in the southern part of the state) with my group and I’d be promptly dropped on one of the more technical loops that we’d ride. We went again yesterday. It was my first time doing extended riding with the group since the camp and it was fantastic!
I didn’t get dropped because my skills this time (it should be noted that I did get dropped on the climbs, but that’s what happens when you put a track rider uphill). I felt like I was flying through the course. Of course, at times, I was a little wobbly trying to stay low, and work on the skills you taught us. I’m still very new to mountain biking but I had significantly improved since the last time I was there and it was pretty obvious. I’m still working on cornering, among many other skills, but I was so happy to have made the improvement that I did. Thank you so, so much for your help.
Thanks again for a great class in Cincinnati, worth every dime. You are great at what you do, and a perfect teacher…..keep it up!
Got my 31in bars and 50mm stem along with the seat post…..AWESOME!
It’s like a new bike, I love it. Really amazing the difference that all makes…….who’d a thunk it. lol
Thanks again for everything and I will be in the 2nd class for sure.
Have a great summer….