Pro XCT #2 – Fontana, CA

Thursday evening after a big workweek rubbing bodies in El Paso, I hopped in the car and drove the 3 hours plus to Albuquerque. I arrived just in time for a short night on the couch at Nina’s house with …

Pro Tour #2 Fontana, CA

What a weekend.  A tough field, a lot of steep climbing, many lessons learned and much fun to be had with all my teammates.  I raced into 12th place on the XC course where 3 of the 5 podium finshers were …

Pro XCT #2 – Fontana, CA

Lap 1 up the monster climb

No matter how long you have been racing there is always something new happening or something new to learn.  The trip to Fontana, CA to do my first cross country race since July of last year was no exception.

As fo…

Pro Tour #2 Fontana, CA

What a weekend.  A tough field, a lot of steep climbing, many lessons learned and much fun to be had with all my teammates.  I raced into 12th place on the XC course where 3 of the 5 podium finshers were Canadians.  Even Marie-Helene Premont was there. It was exciting.   In Short Track I came in …

Pro Tour #1 Bonelli, CA

The Pro Tour started off pretty well for an early season race. Cross country I finished 9th and short track I finished 6th, passed in the last corner….uh, I could of had a podium. I felt the pain on the short, but …

Pro Tour #1 San Dimas, CA

http://www.examiner.com/endurance-sports-in-tucson/tucson-pro-mountain-bikers-on-the-podium-season-opener Congratulations on a great start to your season. –Mary The Pro Tour started off pretty well for an early season race. Cross country I finished 9th and short track I finished 6th, passed in the last corner….uh, I could of had a podium. I felt the pain on the short, but steep climbs and was reintroduced for …

Andalucia MTB Stage Race (Part 1)

Never say never. I should know that but I had always thought that Mountain Bike Stage racing just sounded like something I would never want to do. Putting that many hours on a bike some of which can be grueling …

Bonelli Race Report

On a cool, cloudy Saturday the Pro Women’s field took the start in the green and pleasant Bonelli Park of San Dimas, CA. As the gun went off we hurried up the pavement in a bunch, staying mostly together for …

Andalucia MTB Stage Race – Final Days/Thoughts

After Jenny and I parted ways Chris and I headed to Malaga, Spain which is like the “South Beach , FL of Spain.  Malaga sits on the Mediterranean and there were beaches, restaurants and plenty of shopping although they were in the off season. Thi…

Andalucia MTB Stage Race – Stage 6

STAGE 6:  Southern JaenWhy didn’t we catch the weather report?  Oh yeah that’s right, because every racer and their mother was clogging up the internet all week long and we gave up ages ago.  MISTAKE.  To add to the insanity of the weather to c…

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