We had an incredible season in Tucson this past winter and I can’t begin to express my gratitude and appreciation to all of the amazing people who took part in our camps. After seven years of being a part of The Cycling House, there is one reason (that stands above all else) why I keep doing this: The people. Being surrounded by amazing folks at every camp is the most enriching element of TCH.
This post is dedicated to the TCH staff.
If you’ve taken part in a TCH camp then you know that the riding is fun, the food is awesome and the house is very nice. But if you had to choose one feature that stands out you would likely say that it’s the staff that make the experience especially memorable. I consider myself the luckiest guy in the world to be surrounded by such fun, competent, smart, thoughtful people.
The “core 4″ staff roster consisted of Brendan, Drew, Kipp and myself:
“Even Keel” Brendan (coined by Andy Schultz nearly 6 years ago) is the best guy to be around when the waters get rough. He’s been my right-hand-man at The Cycling House for 5 years now so if you’ve been to TCH then you know how solid he is. He’s an amazing friend and phenomenal athlete and I think he’ll be putting together a dominant Ironman performance in the very near future.
Drew is a whole different species: Long locks, smart, mellow, enduring can-do attitude that permeates TCH. Drew Chefs up incredible food and for fun you can wind him up, put him on a bike and watch him go! Or watch him run under water here.
Kipp is the ultimate motivator. She always has a big smile on her face, a voice that projects great while cheering and has endless energy during camp. She’s scary fast and loves the pain of going hard on the bike and on the run but always looks good doing it.
Beings that we are based in the center of the universe (Missoula, MT), we have the fortune of drawing from incredible people (that share the same qualities that I mentioned above) to come help out at some at our camps. We had a blast working with these guys this winter:
Extra Support from the Center of the Universe
My next post is dedicated to the folks that came down to take part in our camps that didn’t have to do dishes or mop the floors: The coaches, the awesome crew from Hammer Nutrition, guest pro triathletes and all of the riders.
Thanks for reading,