Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beyond the Ride Recap

Anne had her clinic last night, and I think it was a resounding success. We had 12 attendees for the presentation. Anne did a fantastic job. She is so knowledgeable and everyone seemed genuinely interested and learned a lot. For the most part, I think we also got the demographic we were aiming for, which was the extreme beginner.

Near the end of the presentation, I did my "Accidental Athlete" spiel. Again, people seemed to be interested. I decided to do it off the cuff and not prepare too much and I think that was wise. Sometimes if I am too prepared I tend to come across as stilted and I thought it was more natural than that. Not to pat myself on the back too much, but I was amazed to discover how used to (and not nervous about) public speaking I've become since I got the job I have now and started to do it so much more frequently. Granted, it was only 12 people, but this is the kind of thing that would have seriously frightened me a few years ago. (By the way, I know I look all gangsta in the photo and I don't know what I was doing with my hand, but I swear I wasn't grabbing my crotch.)

Here are a few more pics of the event:

Ever read the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston? Well, I did, and that title is all I can think of when I look at this picture. I must have been waxing poetic or something.

Thanks to everyone who came out! It was fun.


SpeedyChix said...

You did a great job rock star!!!!!
It was fun and maybe we can do it again next year?

Ali B. said...

Great work ladies!! I'd say 12 people is a huge success! :)

Jenn said...

I wish I could have been there for this. While I'm not a total novice, I am returning after a long absence and when I was a kid, I never did any maintenance, don't even know how to change a tire. Also - what is the accidental athlete 'spiel'? I think I might like to hear it!