This past week I had a fun opportunity to spend part of the day with Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley and his two young boys. Jonny stopped by the Fly Fishing Center wanting to know if I could take them fishing for just an hour or so on our private ponds. This was a no brainier.
Because of the age of his sons, we steered away from our conventional fly casting/fishing classes, and had the boys use spinning rods. Within minuets both boys were catching beautiful rainbow trout, the youngest with a little help from his dad.
Being a Squaw/Tahoe local and part time ski bum myself, it was a pleasure to spend some time on the water with Jonny and watch his boys have a blast catching their first trout. It even looks like next time around we might get to spend the day on the river.
For the first time, in a long time I’ve been pretty selfish. In fact, I think my family and friends would say that I spent the months of March, April, and May just doing things for ME!! Hahaha… In all actuality – I was doing them for my wife and myself… But it’s true. I spent those months basking in the glory of my backyard – creating a refuge that I can say is MINE, err… Ours.. (Considering the wife and dog in that statement)…
Team Billy Goat Bikes & MK
With the light at the end of the tunnel shining ever so brightly for the biggest race in the US, the US Gravity Nationals, Team BGB-MK returned to what we like to call our “home track” for the first DH race of the season at Beech Mountain Resort. Over a 150 riders would also make the trek from as far away at Illinois, Texas, and Florida
to get some invaluable track time for that race we all see in the horizon.
Team Mountain Khakis
NCC/USA Crits: Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic 2012
June 17 2012
In another display of strength, the UnitedHealthcare team delivered sprinter Jake Keough to another victory at the 2012 Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic. Keough outgunned veteran Emile Abraham (Rosetti Devo) and younger brother Luke (Team Mountain Khakis/Smartstop) to win the venerable 39 year-old event.
Luke just a bike throw away from 2nd place.
Today’s social media can consume us. Because there are so many numbers attached to it, it’s easy to get caught up in trying to track it all. On a personal and professional level, I am as guilty as anyone. But at a presentation I gave recently, I was reminded that there are still some things that can’t be conveyed through social media. How sweet it can be to share real stories with real people!