Friday, August 12, 2011

Dropping A Few Gears

Wednesday's short track race was probably my last competitive race this year.  Reluctantly, I am going to have to pass by the Park City race in September due to my work schedule ( if you want in, please let me know!).  Disappointed? of course I am because it is an awesome course and I've been racing pretty well this year.  The singletrack is amazing and the organizers are top notch people.  In fact, I remember seeing Jay Burke, the big man himself, out on course last year asking each racer how the course markings were as we rode on by.  Clearly this is the mark of someone committed to providing the best race experience possible and I am sure that will hold true for this event.  I'm also disappointed I won't have a chance to ride with Adam, Keith, and the rest of the Utah riders I've made friends with over the past year or two.  This year has taken a lot out of me with training, racing,  job changes, and a multitude of other things so I'd be lying if I didn't admit to some degree that I am ready to throw in the towel on structured training and competition this year.  I'm satisfied with the Hundo, and Breck 100. Short Track is a new found addiction, and I get to do it all over again in one capacity or another in 2012.  So just like that, my Superfly 100 is retired, hung up in the garage, and  waiting a good overhaul.  My Niner SS is enlisted back into service and on the bike stand getting a face lift.  After throwing on some new Stans ZTR Crest wheels and swapping out a light seat, seat post, and bars I almost have it down to racing weight.

Racing weight?  Ok I may have one more Winter Park race left in me... but it will be on my SS.  I'm dropping a few gears for the rest of 2011.


Roger Stones said...

Don't hang up the Superfly for the season. You're at the top of your game and need to stay there! Let's get out and do something outside the work schedule this week (i.e. a night ride up Mt Evans, bear hunting at indian creek, a road race on mt bike, whatever). You doing CTR next year?

Thomas Spannring said...


I don't know if you remember me, we rode some of the 1st part of the Breck 100 together (the paved bike path). I missed the registration for the Park City Point to Point and was wondering if your spot is still available? Thanks,

Thomas (435) 640-6975

Jeff Higham said...

Thomas, yea I remember. We rode back and forth most of the race up until Boreas. I sent your info on to another guy I know that was trying to sell. I'd also check the forums and the P2P facebook page. Good luck!