We sent the fall semester 2015 RIDGE crew to Moab for a week, just as winter was starting to set-in here in Whitefish, MT. The student athletes were joined by the RIDGE lead mountain bike and climbing coaches for a week of shredding trails and climbing new lines.
After multiple back-to-back seasons guiding and coaching in the mountains, I feel that I may now have the authority to speak in favor of the rest day- A day I had avoided like the plague in the past. Simply put, a rest day is a ‘day-off’ from mountain sports. Over the years, I’ve noticed that injuries and infamous ‘tweaks’ begin to build up and hinder my performance after multiple back-to-back long days in the mountains.