Wednesday, April 15, 2009

i have a lot going...

I have a lot going on right now... and i wouldn't have it any other because all it's all good things.

First of all I am leaving tomorrow around noon for Sea Otter. I can't wait to get up there and just check out the scene and have some fun hanging out and racing with friends. I wish Beth was cruising up there with us... hopefully next year for sure when she'll be ready to throwdown on the MTB.

This week is all about the bike and I am using the races up there (cat 5 road race on friday, cat 1 XC mtb race on sunday) to really bump up the volume and intensity. When the weekend it is over it will definitely being one the biggest ever for me on the bike, especially in terms of the amount of intensity. I am hoping that this big week will really help me out as I move closer to my A mountain bike race of the spring... the Idyllwild Spring Challenge on 5/2.

Other than that I have some good sponsorship news. I found out last week that I was accepted on the Yeti Cycles Grassroots team and my new frame is on the way! I will be riding the ARC hardtail and plan on building it up as a racing machine. I have already started accumulating parts for the build and I hope to be on it by next weekend.

this is the frame i should be riding by the end of next week.


Then this week I got an email from ESI grips welcoming me to the team. I was stoked about this because I love their grips and been using exclusively since last year. It was kind of random because I sent them a proposal months ago and didn't get anything back so the email this week came out of nowhere. so stoked. I will be meeting with them at Sea Otter to pick up the goods!


The last little bit of news is the I joined the Celo Pacific cycling team. I have been wanting to join one of the local teams for a while now and the Celo seems perfect. My friend Matt is on team and had nothing but good things to say. They also have quite a few fast mtb guys and are really behing the local cyclocross scene which I plan on getting into this fall. Another advantage is that they are based out of north county and start group rides a short ride from my house.



training this week has been going well with a big focus on the bike. yesterday was a quality session in the afternoon. Ryan and I hit a hard loop of the my race loop, which I am naming "helltrack". the weather sucked. we started in clouds and drizzle and finished in solid rain and some strong wind. even with the crappy conditions I rode the loop 3 minutes faster than I did on sunday with a time of 40:29. the next goal will be to break 40 minutes.

this morning i was back on the mountain bike for some more endurance riding. just a solid ride for with quite a bit of climbing.


time to finish packing...

13 comments:

Ryan Denner said...

dude... u r the MAN!

good luck and have fun up there!

Jaakko Hiekkaranta said...

sweet new sponsors!

good luck for the weekend!

ride hard!

runninggunner said...

Sweet on the new sponsors.

Keep up the great work

Pedal Circles said...

Congrats on the sponsors! Maybe we'll see you up there this weekend.

Luke said...

kick some butt at sea otter bro!

SixTwoThree said...

Good luck this weekend! I'm sure you'll do great – along with my favorite cat 1 single-speeder ;-) Looks like it's going to be an awesome field.

beth said...

yeah, i wish beth could go to se otter too! stupid grad school :)

can't wait to see the yeti!

Tawnee said...

Score on the new sponsorship & bike! Nice!!

Matt said...

Start drinking white russians.

Congrats dude. Go hard @Sea Otter.

MJ said...

Have a great weekend - sounds awesome!

Congrats on the new sponsors and club. Cheers!

Justin said...

Dude I'm sorry but I'm calling sandbagger on the Cat 5 RR. That's not even fair. ESI grips are awesome. Can't wait to see the Yeti build.

j.p. patrick said...

Awesome week for you, man!! Have fun this weekend! Throw it down!

Donald said...

That's rad you got all the sponsers at one time! I love the Yeti grips so much to the point of buying 3 pairs at a time! Proud of ya bro!