Maxwell joined the Lone Peak Junior High Mountain Bike Devo team. Melissa and I (more Melissa) have been helping out on Tuesday and Thursday practices with the team and Maxwell has improved a lot.

Initially, he was going to miss the first race at Poweder Mountain because we were rafting Gates of Lodore, but he got sick the day we left and stayed back with Lara and Hannah. He ended up getting a ride with some friends and when I called him from the Green River on Saturday afternoon, he told us he looks second place! So proud of him.

He is obsessed with mountain biking and trail building. I think he found his “thing.”


A couple of months later, Maxwell competed in his second mountain bike event in Eagle Mountain and he took first place! He executed his strategy to perfection! I told him to find his biggest threat, hand onto his back wheel and on the last hill I told him to drain the tank towards the finish. He was all alone crossing the line. Stud.