Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
This time of year is perfect to ride in the Grand Junction and Fruita area. Blue skies, sunny, a little bite in the morning air, and 70's all afternoon. Riding has been supreme.
Yesterday we went out for a stellar trails ride above town. No clouds and 80 degrees made for some great October tanlines! Nothing better. We'll see how long it stays like this. According to Murphy's law, it won't snow much since I just got a nice AT ski setup. I'd rather shred dry dirt in January anyways!
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
I thought about just killing this site, but after looking back through some old posts from 2006 and 2007, it's really pretty neat to see how far I have progressed through cycling and life. Not sure my spelling or writing has progressed, but we'll blame that on technology these days.
Anyways, a super-quick recap to get you back to date. Did some bike races and had an awesome spring and summer. I met some really awesome people this season traveling around racing, from competitors to host house volunteers. A couple rounds in California early in the year had me stoked for the rest of the summer. Had a good ride at US Nationals and rode up to 18th from the second to last call up.
I came back and prepared for Ore to Shore with the goal of winning. I had the legs and fitness, but my bike had other plans. Had a race ending mechanical with 15 miles to go sitting comfortably in the lead group. Shit happens, but I'll be back next year to capture the title. Finished the summer off with a great time at the 24 Hours of the Sage in Gunnison, CO. Did some hot laps, then chilled out and had a good weekend.
After that, I tore a ligament and likely more damage in my ankle. Yup, I fell off a slackline and came down wrong in the dark. Damn hippies. I could still ride, but it was definitely messing with some of my biomechanics on the bike. So, I've been slightly riding, but focusing on healing myself up correctly and getting back in the groove for an early onslaught to the 2012 season.