After a nice Easter break (although the weather in the UK seems to have been a lot better than the Italian weather judging by everyone's suntan and the dusty trails!) it is nice to be back doing courses again. Today I met Steve who made my day very easy and enjoyable indeed. He had done a lot of road cycling and was a sky diving instructor which seems to be an excellent base on which to build some mountain biking skills. Everything was picked up very quickly and confidently and rocks, drops and climbs were easily managed. Even his puncture half way around was conveniently placed just outside the pub where refreshments were had as the weather was getting rather warm and sunny! At the end he had a sneak preview of some intermediate course stuff which didn't put him off in the slightest so I look forward to him coming back for more skills in the near future!