I wanted real feedback that could help me to become a better rider. Well, that’s exactly what I got.

Coach saw I had my feathers ruffled. With grass hanging off my shoulder and mud packed into my side of my bike, he encouraged me to get back out there so I can get past it. He stressed, “You must go back out there and move past it. Otherwise, it will haunt you more over time.” (Paraphrasing) I’m glad he did.

He asked us to walk the track and make notes of path/action/timing for each turn, to help us appreciate and gain consistency in our ride.