March 5, 2020

My first day at a track event was in the early 2000’s. My car was a new chili red Mini Cooper with a checkered flag decal on its roof. 115 horsepower is not a lot for a car today. I probably looked like a crazy person, or poser, or whatever, but this was how I was goin...

February 6, 2020

My friend Ross is a driven person. Thankfully he is okay with a bad pun. You see, Ross Bentley is the preeminent racecar driver coach in North America, and he has achieved this through a lifetime of working at it. Ross has built his Speed Secrets brand with eleven book...

January 8, 2020

Below are nine dots arranged in a set of three rows. Your challenge is to draw four straight lines which connect to each other and go through all nine of the dots. 

Here’s a clue. Think outside of the box.

In fact, this challenge was responsible for popularizing the conc...

December 23, 2019

I first met Taliah at the bicycle industry trade show at a show booth where her portrait of Greg LeMond’s Tour de France winning bike (see above) was on display. When I walked by she was in the midst of painting a portrait commissioned for a charity auction of a bike r...

December 18, 2019

I pleaded with my brother to take a literature class. He flat out refused. MIT didn’t (maybe still doesn’t) have requirements resembling a core curriculum requiring literature, science, social science, and phys-ed, so he took as many computer science and electrical eng...

December 3, 2019

Were you a good kid or a brat who was more likely to get beat up in the hall? Were the only acceptable careers (in the eyes of your parents) doctor, lawyer, business owner? That was the dilemma my first real coach told me he faced when we sat down to talk about how he...

November 26, 2019

What does falling down have to do with coaching and learning, focus and thankfulness?

I’m kind of trying to work that out right here, right now.

I’ve only ever had two road bike crashes that required any recuperation. The not so funny thing is that they both occurred in...

November 19, 2019

It’s opening day of the track driving season. About two sessions in a student says some idiot came flying past her into a corner super aggressively. Everyone was fine, but it ruined the session for my student. The move was rude and dangerous. It happened so quickly tha...

November 12, 2019

The title of this coaching conversation “Keep on Learning” refers to being curious and how my guest, Life Coach, Jean Haynes, explained what curiosity has done for her and her clients. The idea of using our curiosity brings me to the growth mindset concept that Dr. Car...

November 5, 2019

                                                                                       Rich racing his BMW at Sebring - January 2019...

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