Everyday's a School Day (Jedi content inside)
Yesterday I spent the day at school with my new teacher Mr Doyle. The lessons included a smattering of physics with a smattering of woodwork thrown to lighten the workload.
The first lesson of the day was tough, Mr Doyle explained that everything I knew was wrong, I was a little disheartened, but thankfully he was happy that I could pump a bit – something to work with he said.
So on to teaching me from scratch, Mr Doyle was sure that I had previously known what to do but had buried it deep due to driving a desk for too long (my words not Mr Doyles!).
After a basic lesson in GCSE physics, seriously how does a professional chartered engineer not understand basic concepts anymore? Mr Doyle had me some nice simple what I though were repetitive exercises, next thing I knew we were into aerodynamics. Quite high aerodynamics – or at least they were high for me at that time of the school day.
Once my basic straight line techniques had improved a bit we tried some curved geometry, this was harder than I expected, but Mr Doyle was very patient and let me progress at my own speed.
After that lesson, which was a proper eye-opener, Mr Doyle set about linking these skills together along with a bit of wood work.
I got a bit tired and like all good teachers Mr Doyle dialled it back a bit for lunch.
After lunch more aerodynamics – big aerodynamics, I may have giggled in class but I didn’t get into trouble, in fact giggling was positively encouraged.
I learned so much in such great way in a short time Mr Doyle has usurped my old chemistry teacher as my favourite teacher.
I worked so hard and was ecstatic with my results even if I do say so myself.
Best school day ever. I have asked if I can go back next year.
Aged 41 and 33days.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks Jedi I had an awesome time yesterday.Posted 4 years ago
His after-school evening classes are even better 😉Posted 4 years ago
I think I might need a few more lessons in advanced woodwork before undertaking evening classes. An amazing place.Posted 4 years ago
Yep he’s one of the good guys. I’m still pants though, less pants and i sort of know why!Posted 4 years ago
One of the best days on a bike every was last year with Jedi. I was real ding this week and can’t believe what a difference that day is still making to my riding. What’s also funny is when it all goes pete tong I end up working out why in the style of Tony’s post ride de brief !! 😆Posted 4 years ago
Work on what we Covered Steve and embedd it. Thanks againPosted 4 years ago
Tony, I’ve drawn diagrams and everything to help me remember when things start going awry.
Really looking forward to hitting the alps next week.Posted 4 years ago
4 years ago I think and I have to admit to forgetting to apply the teachings last year. With more XC riding in my training now and the need to find speed in corners I re-engaged with Jedi’s teachings and I was this very morning swooping through corners looking ahead…
… and it saved me, probably quit literally as I exited a corner in the trees at speed to find a long horn bull standing across the single track, and pulled up a wheel-rims width away from riding straight into it.
Desperately want to go back and fix my current fear of jumping off things. 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Kryton, glad you still feeling the benefits stillPosted 4 years ago
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