|This guy's definitely asking himself some questions..|
Directing races has allowed me to discover my long lost artist. And it is an art - especially the kind of races i favor. I get to weave together a course that like a painting, film, or book, is designed to evoke emotions. I piece together the elements to take racers on a journeys where they will in turn experience triumph, heroism, despondency, anger, fear, joy, sadness and hope.
My goal is always to leave racer with their own lessons learned - the course providing challenges that force them, at one point or another to look inward for at least a moment. A good race for me is one in which i ask myself all the tough questions - "what the hell am i doing and why am i doing it?" It's asked in the context of the race but the meaning, at least for me, always cuts deeper. I aim to create races/experiences that help reveal these questions to racers. I want participants to be moved. I also want them to be damn fun. Luckily, these two elements don't seem to be mutually exclusive.