coachseiji A break in the rain today allowed an awesome ADV test ride for @dirtridermag and @flyracingusa Put the final ride on a helmet and a few accessories before writing evaluations, put some more time on Rottweiler Performance intake mods and tried out a full 2015 Fly Racing Patrol gear set up, which I think looks rad with the topo map motif. Grateful to be able to run a 70+ mile test loop out the door, did have a few detours due to the apocalyptic flooding we are having. So fun! 2h

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coachseiji Another day in the big city for this team of two as Mama got ready and the Shay Ishii Dance Company had their first run of "Dancestry" at the Longs Performing Arts Center to a sold out audience! Stoked for them and just like racing, especially pumped for them as I have seen all the behind the scenes work that goes into the performance. Sequoia wanted Mama all night and at the end, I just let her run up on stage, at full ready to put the beat down on any ushers/security lol. 2d

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coachseiji Big day for @andrewshortmx29 ...can almost row correctly and almost cycle correctly...when the latter can happen, his personal grin factor is going to increase dramatically! Getting there... 2d

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coachseiji #TBT it's been 8 years since you've been gone, but not a day goes by where I don't think about you, hear your collar, or have a vision. You got me through college, all the hard times, you were best man at my wedding, saw our first home. You barked for me every lap of all those bicycle races and waited next to my pack on all those climbs. We shared everything. I only regret you didn't see Sequoia, but she knows your name. Miss you buddy. RIP Cody. 3d
  •   ryanharing Man! Doesn't seem that long ago. 3d

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coachseiji The last few therapy sessions for @andrewshortmx29 have been more aggressive and he has recovered better from them, stoked with the progress! These situations in sports make me realize that making gains, progressing is what's important, not a "result." You keep stacking the gains consistently and you WILL achieve the desired result. Also emphasizes that what constitutes a victory depends on where you stand. Getting almost 90 degrees of flexion under load was a victory today and walking up a few steps will be huge from where we stand now, and the joy to me will be no less than a podium. Lastly, and most importantly, these times really show you who has your back. "When you're winning, you're grinning," a friend told me once, and that's true. When you're killing it, it's easy to have a lot of "friends" giving you all sorts of accolades, but when they continue to do so when you're down and struggling, that's a true friend and supporter. I'm not saying this to pat my own back, I'm saying this proudly because I know the home team here would do the same for me. 4d
  •   cdavis312 Hope you get Him back 100% sure hated to see him go out like that gotta get ready to make a come back next season Andrew :) 4d
  •   flyracingusa So happy to see this, can't wait to have him back out there ripping it and giving everybody a run for the holeshots! @andrewshortmx29 4d
  •   mmitchell_ktm321 Good job all 4d
  •   hannahmorais @andrewshortmx29 your leg is tiny! Little bird legs like me! Well leg anyways 4d

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coachseiji Lessons and truths right out the front door...when you're down and everyone counts you out, never give up or give in. When all the odds are stacked against you, scrap for every inch. If you go down, go out swinging. I'm pulling for this persimmon tree that I counted out last year...it partially bloomed against all odds. Keep scrappin' 4d

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coachseiji Daddy day care in the city today...nap time backstage at the Longs Performing Arts Center while Mama had rehearsal, then skinny dipping in the raging Barton Creek with @ryanharing then some chalk art in front of Austin Land and Cattle with @thescottymezcal and finally some late night bartending. Well rounded afternoon and evening! 5d

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coachseiji Made it home in time to catch the sunset with Sequoia and the one eyed cat...so worth the effort to pin it home from town 6d

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coachseiji Been putting in more time doing design work for @flyracingusa these last few days. Feels good to use my brain in a different way and somewhat not directly related to sports performance. Thanks for opportunity guys and excited to see my work on the rack soon! 6d

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coachseiji RIP. Did things with such passion, with zero apologies.
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We are heartbroken to share the news that Dean Potter and a wingsuit partner died in a BASE jumping accident in Yosemite last night. Link in profile for story, will update as we verify more details. #rememberdeanpotter
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  •   20rd Sorry Seji 1w
  •   tshow38 How sad man, I've been following that guy on ig for a while now, he was a bad dude!! 7d

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coachseiji Great evening CX ride...the dirt roads have brought me the most joy since moving to the ranch, endless roads, through tree canopies and alongside huge pastures, giving views to all sorts of animals and picturesque sunrises and sunsets all with zero traffic. Some roads go nowhere and make no sense, which is awesome! I will try my best to never live where pavement goes to my house, not just for me but for my family. Sequoia can move to the big city when she grows up, but as long as she's in Daddy's sinister clutches, we will not wait for cars to go by on a walkabout and we will always be able to put bare foot to earth out the back door. Thanks as always to @envecomposites @skratchlabs for keeping the smiles/mile ratio off the charts. 1w

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coachseiji A break in the rain means a test ride on the ADV bike. The sandy dirt roads were primo for the first ride with the Rottweiler Performance mods, all I can say is wow! Bonus that those people are just good people. Testing some other gear for @dirtridermag and got to wear some gear I had a part in designing for @flyracingusa All in all a great time! 1w

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coachseiji The other day Sequoia took off running down the dirt road with Pumpkin. I figured she wouldn't get too far before stopping to wait for me, needing the guidance or parental companionship. She kept going pretty far, almost out of sight. I called out to her, she paused, turned around to look at me, gave me the proverbial finger, and defiantly kept going. I smiled big time and felt fulfilled. I must be doing something right. 1w

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coachseiji #TBT to last week scouting El Rito for @explore_austin..I'm cooking eggs for me and @troywilsonatx and he says "bottom is burning," and my brain is like STFU you cook then, until I realized the stove/fuel can juncture was ablaze. My reaction was to throw it in Troy's car, you know, to contain the blast and save Carson National Forest. I'm dumb as a rock sometimes but my motives are pure, I swear. That would have been a long, awkward walk out of the forest if Troy had not made me stop saving the forest lol. 1w

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coachseiji Last step of phase 1 Rottweiler Performance makeover for the KTM ADV 990! New ignition map being installed to account for the performance mods. There was some map function that retards timing in 2nd and 3rd gear to prevent out of control wheelies I guess, turned that junk off! I can control all the power at any time, Seiji said lol. Thanks to @dirtridermag and Rottweiler Performance for letting me do this fun project and write about it and @nathanlynnalexander for the assistance! 1w

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coachseiji This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to us! Almost 90 degrees of flexion in his affected knee, 4th therapy session, 2 weeks + 3 days out of surgery. Not easy getting to this point, taking it day by day and soldiering on! 1w

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coachseiji Lots of work on the ADV bike today for @dirtridermag articles. The look on my face when @nathanlynnalexander had to leave me for Hangtown lol. I did manage to hold the fort down solo. A few more hours and phase 1 of the Rottweiler Performance makeover will be done! Thanks Nate for all the help and thanks to Chris Parker of Rottweiler Performance for backing this project! 2w

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coachseiji Ugh. I feel ya Pumpkin and Oakley...the seemingly endless rain. Dodo is too dumb to care lol and the cat, well she is above it all. I guess we need the rain in Texas but man! 2w

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coachseiji Walkabout dodging rain with Sequoia today. Collected rocks, picked wildflowers, played with a neighboring donkey, followed a trail of ants to their "house" and ran after Pumpkin until the legs gave out, good times. 2w

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