Professional BMX rider Chris Poulos demonstrates a cycling stunt during a visit to Windham Middle School on Friday. (APRIL GUILMET PHOTO)
Pro BMX bike rider pedals wisdom at Windham Middle School
That’s the message professional BMX stunt rider Chris Poulos passed along to local students during an appearance at Windham Middle School Friday morning.
Sharing tales from his years spent in the competitive cycling world, Poulos admitted he’s experienced bullying firsthand.
“When I was younger, there were definitely some bullies at the competitions I went to,” he told the students. “They always made fun off the way I dressed, and it could be pretty intimidating.
“They got me so scared, so nervous I messed up almost every stunt I attempted,” he said. “I said, never again.”
“I started attempting the stunts that came easier to me,” he said. “And I began to win. That really began to irritate all the people that tried to cut me down.”
“In stunts and in life, you have to plan ahead,” he said. “We don’t have complete control over what happens in life, but we can control how we think and how we plan.”
“Sometimes it takes seeing someone like Chris to really get that message across,” Moulis said. “We’re so happy he was able to stop by.”email@example.com