Here are a few non-ride/race events I have been doing while in AZ this winter.
Dec 12th Phoenix full-day women's only clinic. Skills, lunch, raffle followed by nutrition and fueling discussions. I had a great time. Thank you to FRS and NoTubes for supporting my clinics this year.
Phoenix Dec 12th Clinic Cave Creek
Trips for Kids is a National organization where each chapter is an independently operated non-profit organization based on the Trips For Kids Marin program. I first volunteered with Trips for Kids while living in Georgia. Tucson also has a chapter: TripsForKidsAZ.org. Last week I rode with a great group, only one child actually has a bike and the frame is broken. The only chance these kids get to ride is when their teacher (an avid MTB'r) sets up a Trips for Kids event and has them bused across town to use donated bikes.
What a great day, I had a blast with the kids, they asked a million questions and hung on every word. They wanted to know about racing, clipless pedals, tubeless tires, CO2, GPS, tire selection, nutrition(!), and pretty much everything on my bike.
Jan 16th Tucson Clinic: Thanks to Scott Morris for the pictures!
a little DH
Picking from a pile of additional goodies to add to their bags: Ergon grips, FRS Concentrate, Genuine Innovations tools, Chamois Butt'r, Primal Socks, Osprey nalgene bottle and more.
PowerBar's new Brownie Protein Bites
Wheel Lifts (Paula, ~3.5 month past hip surgery)
Beer and FRS, true Tucson style