On the road
Seems like forever since I’ve really been able to sit down and type something up for the ol’ blog. Apologies after I’ve literally been on the road for 4 out of every 7 days for the last 3 weekends. It’s finally good to just sit home and do nothing. The dogs are finally starting to remember who I am at least.
I’ve been to Fruita 2x over the last few weekends. First time was with my Epic Pro teammates. Got in some great riding, dodged some shoddy weather and I attempted to race. I say attempted as I had an asthma attack about a few minutes due to the dust and efforts. I backed it off and basically rode at zone 2 for the majority of the race. But Chris took a solid 4th place finish at the race.
Check out that sweet stuff out there
Alders and Baddick Strava Hunting on I-70
Round 2 was back at Fruita, this time with the FasCat camp. An Awesome gang and some super fun low-key skills riding. Got to rip so much cool trail and ride lots of stuff that missed the 1st weekend. Doyle and Hanggi even made it out for year 2. Super fun to get to ride with them. I wonder who gets to come next year? Props to Hanggi, rode all 4 days he was here with a BROKEN THUMB and never complained. Just got it done and railed the trails.
Gorgeous but long day out there
Props to Lauren Andre, 16 years old and showing us how it gets done
Hanggi showing us how to climb properly in bike shoes
Strava hunting on the Horsethief Bench Trail
Round 3 was the Whiskey 50. 14 hours down there with Baddick, Blake Harlan and Tammy Sadle. Long drive but worth every minute. North America’s best pros were on hand to contest for the $30,000 on the line. Rolled into town, pre rode, raced the crit, chilled saturday, then got to work Sunday. MORE HERE on Epic Blog. It was just a great weekend to be out and play pro bike racer against so many other great racers. I’m really stoked with my result. Everyone always feels they can do better when it’s over, and I’m sure I could have. But in the end the result happens when you cross the line and not when you rethink about what you could have or should have done during the race. 41st against a stacked field for first real event of the season. I set a goal time and smashed it and that makes me happy. Props though to Baddick who took an awesome 13th place!
Rolling out with team Jamis for a pre-ride
Uh! Chris, there’s a snake coming for your snake?!
Whiskey Fat Tire Crit, that shit was hard
In search of trails for some fun on saturday
Found Yuki from Ergon out there and got to shred some super fun stuff
Finishing the Whiskey 50
All in all had a boatload of fun the past few weekends, gotta to see some old friends, make new friends and just have a blast riding the bike. Now it’s time to spend some time with the Family though!!