Monday, May 21, 2012


They'll give anyone a ribbon these days.
It didn't take long last Saturday for me to remember why I don't race XC much.  My max HR is around 165, I'm rarely the first guy up the hill, or the fastest out of the gate, it takes me a long time to warm up.

I'm a diesel.

The last time I raced a true XC race was in Winter Park, Colorado in 2010.  I did a number of CU Boulder STXC races last year and had a blast.  Those did hurt but the hurt was short lived at 20-30 min max.  Fortunately for me, I enjoy racing long distances and it is no surprise that I tend to do better in the 50-100 mile range.  With that said, there is nothing more fun than bleeding out your eyes for an hour on twisty singletrack with a hundred other people on a sunny Saturday morning.  Thanks to the Intermountain Cup Racing Series for putting on a great event (my first).  I will be back for more sooner than later.

So what does it look like when you put a diesel in a rally car race?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time Well Spent

Walking in desert paradise with my boys.  I wish I could tell you where this is but some things are best left to discover on your own.
I spent some quality time this past weekend with two boys that mean the world to me.  It has been amazing how much these little guys have enriched my life in the short time I've had them.  The desert of southern Utah is amazing and it is good to be back within striking distance.  I'm looking forward to many more adventures on and off a bike with these guys.

You can find the rest of the trip photos here on Flickr.