Of course dead is dead and I'm still alive, but I've experienced only a fraction of the exhilaration that Peter Lenz did in his 13 spectacular years of life-half of which he spent riding and racing. The 3400 crash-free practice and racing miles he had put in while winning nine championships in Canada and the USA should be recognized. Peter was living what must have appeared to other pre-teens to be an alluring and exotic lifestyle, spending dozens of days driving long distances to and from racing events, sleeping in the van and "living the dream." Showing maturity beyond his years, he rarely mentioned his adventures or conquests to anyone outside his racing circle, and when he did he never boasted. In contrast to his competitive track spirit, Peter maintained an unassuming and exceptional generosity of spirit, while being a top-marks student. He was an inspiration to many, as witnessed and declared by his friends, racing peers and school classmates. For any age and by any standard of humanity, he left a laudable life footprint. Seeing him and the many other young riders we train only furthers my commitment to championing the huge benefits to young people that this sport provides.