Today we had a Patch and Pizza Party for Flight School. As the name suggests, we patched bike tubes while we dined on Beach Pizza. I believe part of my role as Director of the Flight School program is to do more than teach the kids how to race. My job is to hopefully instill a life-long love for for cycling. And part of being a cyclist is knowing how to take care of your equipment. So today I taught the boys (Ivy was busy with a school event) how to repair a flat tube. A simple task that saves lots of money over throwing it out and buying a new one. They were a little sloppy at first but soon got the hang of it. Fortunately or unfortunately, I had plenty of flat tubes that needed to be repaired.