Posts by Rick

On Monarch’s Season Pass Page

Well corporate is using my image again on their season pass information page. Stole this from their website. I think I look fat in this picture.

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A Cool Learning Tool?

Just read an article in WIRED, RHETT ALLAIN “The best way to test students? Make them explain it on video.” It’s about how this physics teacher uses videos, that students create and submit, to test their depth of knowledge and help to learn. What a great idea! We talk about having measurable objectives in our snowsports…

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Phase Terminology

Heard someone call the end of a turn an “exit.”  Psycho-linguistically, that may be a more effective way of labeling the end phase of a turn. Describing the start and ends of turns as “entries” and “exits” may at times be better, especially during coaching instruction. I know people use “shaping phase” a lot to…

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70 Miler with Susan

Susan wanted to ride her bike 70 miles before her 70th birthday. So she’s been training for it. I’ve been encouraging her to go for it. The distance is not that big a deal to me as I’ve ridden lots of long distance rides. But to Susan 70 miles seems (seemed) like a long ways.…

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Flexion or Extension or Both

I participated in a task during a Precision Skiing clinic last year at Vail. I believe the clinician was Jennifer Simpson. Anyway the task was to initiate one set of turns, like all the right hand turns, using extension and all the left turns using flexion. Then switch sets. Aside from feeling the differences, it’s…

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On Blogging and Just Writing

It’s feels like it has been a couple years at least since I’ve made a “blog” post here. I have various sites in which I create content. Multiple sites have evolved focused on specific topics rather than one blog/website where in the content is separated by categories. Unfortunately this blog has not had many entries…

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Test No. Eight

You said Still working on the design of this form and the results page. The posts from this form go to a single page where I can view them in the future. I want to change myself. I will do this by purposefully disciplining myself to positive, gainful activities. This form will help with that.…

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Riding season has begun

I’ve got in 90 miles so far this week. Hopefully get a few more tomorrow to get more than 100. That’s been my goal the last couple of years during riding season is to get at least 100 per week. Here is an embed from Strava on a fun ride I took on a windy…

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This is test number seven

You said You want to: I want to work on getting a great client that will develop a relationship with for years to come. You want to change and how: I want to change someone’s mind about how much they need me. I want to change them by educating them to why they need me.…

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Susan’s Hit Nose Incident

Put together this quick slide show of Susan getting hit in the nose by Simon while we were trying to do selfies. So it’s Henry, Karen, Simon, and Susan sitting on the bench and me taking the pics.

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