Poolesville High School

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Some of my very bestest friends graduated this past week. UMD and NYU were lucky to have you for 4 years, but I'm so lucky to have had you for 8 and counting.


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•sophomore at poolesville 🤤🍯🦄•
•@kaepotts•


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Following the result in this photo, I've now officially attained the highest level an American amateur road cyclist can achieve, i.e. Category 1. It doesn't really mean much in real terms, other than making me eligible for some faster, longer races with professionals where I stand even less of a chance at winning. But winning -- while I really, really want to do it -- is almost incidental to the daily experience of this sport; you don't ride as much as I do unless you're after some other, more personal-growth-oriented sort of thing. And so despite it being glorified adult rec sports, I choose to value this symbolic achievement. It's hard to do, and I'm proud of having done it.

All the more so because growing up, I never was particularly attracted to or good at endurance sport; I only ran or swam to be basically competent at more interesting athletic pursuits. But then about 5 years ago, I started racing, and found in it some things I never knew I wanted: the unexpectedly emotional arc of transforming your body with a dedicated training plan; the subtle gameplay with all sorts of non-obvious strategy; the simple thrill of skillfully whizzing about at high speeds; the community that is in and around a peloton; the lessons of what it actually means to care about a thing enough to move around your time for its least pleasant elements, and even to learn to enjoy that work. It was revelatory to find something worth investing into, and the long maturity date on that investment only makes it sweeter to recoup.

Thanks to everyone on the scene who had a hand in it -- most of all to my friends and teammates and sponsors of District Velocity Racing p/b @bicycleproshop who very literally enabled me for all these years in every way you could imagine. Last weekend, they set me up to make the winning breakaway in a 3-hour road race in the heat, from where I barely held off the pack for third place, as seen here. 📷: @dominioncyclingphotography #districtvelocityracing


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Gonna miss wearing that black and gold. Thanks to all the boys for making my four years great.🙏🏻😢 #pvillestrong #nextstopcougar #snrszn


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We scored running Falcon.. while playing the Falcons.. coincidence?? I think not #WhosNext


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Strong teamwork, including some late Herculean efforts, helped David Flaten claw his way to 5th @natcapveloclub Poolesville RR this weekend keeping our plucky little team’s podium streak alive! Big congrats to @battleyhdcycling on the impressive 1-2. Until next time! #racebold #raisethebar #progression #cycling #cyclinglife #cyclingphotos #bike #outside #athlete #fitness #sport #bicycle #coachinglife #otterhaus #otterhauscoach 📸: Pete Swan


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@natcapveloclub 2018 Poolesville Road Race #dustbowl


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Race day prep #poolsville #race #felt #f1


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We’ve taken like 20 bench pics this whole year (too lazy to tag)


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Global is great.


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Who’s your Daddy? 🦈 #snrszn


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being the falcon was more fun than i care to admit


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in case you were confused, the real masterpiece is on the right ;)


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Signing Day! Go Cougars!
#cougarstyle #falconpride


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@ashley.diller @gabbiebr00ks in impact dye at pep rally ❤️❤️


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When we see Skylar come out on the field #KING


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BOMS BABY #BLOODSWEAT*****&TEARS #CRAYFISH


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#blessed


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18 18 2✰18


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WJ JV softball season ended Saturday with a 9-3 record! The season continues for my girl as she got pulled up to varsity to finish the season and for playoffs. #softball #poolesvilleisfar #isitsummeryet? #degirls #skimfamily #nicepicsyd #catchingflies😂


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c/o eighteen
last one, best one ✊🏾 #snrszn


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Peppy Pals! #snrszn


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One last time


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