Tripleshot moment Sam and Moss

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Tripleshot moment Sam and Moss

Post by Lister Farrar » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:39 am

Thought fellow members might appreciate this.

New last fall, youth rider Sam (17) has embraced all aspects of the program, from 'cross in the fall, to winter track, to mtb. He started on the Burnaby track in December in one of our one-day camps, attended the Teams of BC nationals prep camps, then raced the January Western Challenge track meet in the youth ability mini-meet Saturday afternoon. After shopping for a second hand track bike on his own, he progressed this weekend to race the Barebones meet in the adult C category, making his own arrangements to get there.

He approached me about riding the youth portion also, to help make up numbers. When it appeared TS rider Moss (just turned 11) was younger than the rest who attended, Sam enthusiastically accepted the role of peer coach, dropping back with her, and teaching her to tell him how fast to go, then working up to surges to try to catch faster riders. Moss went from tears in the first race to confidently instructing her pacer.

Pretty good story already eh? They both got home late Saturday night, but got up early and tackled the Island Cup mountain bike race Sunday morning in Parksville, Moss's first ever mtb race. After enquiring about medical evacuation plans for when, not if, she crashed, she went on to place 3rd in beginner women, ahead of a 37 year old. Sam had his best finish, 5th in intermediate men.


Here's a photo of Sam drafting Moss, and getting ready to try to jump onto the approaching field. (The teamwork was better than the photography... :oops: )
Sam and Moss burnaby.jpg
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Re: Tripleshot moment Sam and Moss

Post by Ann » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:04 am

Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story, Lister.

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Re: Tripleshot moment Sam and Moss

Post by Fozzy » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:01 pm

Brilliant story Lister. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Tripleshot moment Sam and Moss

Post by AJ Neale » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:23 pm

What a great story .... Tripleshot spirit indeed. And it shows you are never too young to learn or teach in this sport. I disagree however about the photograph Lister, it's perfect ..... shows how fast they were going! ;)


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