When considering an endurance mountain biking coach, you will not find anyone more qualified or invested in your success than Sally. Like many aspiring mountain bikers, I had a dream of completing the legendary Leadville 100 mountain bike race. I don’t think I realized how hard this goal was really going to be for a middle aged recreational cyclist like myself. What I did know was that the most important success factor would be finding a good coach. Luckily, I discovered Sally. In no time, she had assessed my fitness, and put together a plan to begin the long building process to prepare me for such an epic race. This, however, is not what makes Sally such a special coach. As the race began to get closer, I was confronted by anxiety and doubt about my ability to achieve my goals. Sally not only prepared me physically, but also provided the kind of strong encouragement I needed to be prepared mentally. Because of Sally, I showed up to the Leadville start line prepared both physically and mentally for success. I finished the race with time to spare, and could not have done it without her.