Friday, December 28, 2007
2007 was a great season and I feel I am getting faster and faster....baby steps in the right direction. Triple Crown races - 2nd - 2nd - 1st. 4 out of 5 WCA CX wins. 2 out of 3 WORS Marathon Wins.
2008 will be another exciting year. I am going to put more of a focus on the CX scene and hopefully go race some cross in Europe....it looks too fun to pass on and I'm not getting any younger. A little less on the WORS scene and a little more training. A month long training camp in Tucson is in the making for the month of March. Hopefully a little more action on the road early on...maybe a Tour of the Gila or some longer road races.
With a new team sponsorship I am very excited about 2008....Happy New Year
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Sometimes I think my dad could be Clark W.....check out this photo from our Christmas morning in Athens
Rosco made the trip too!
Our trip south was awesome. The relaxing vacation I needed after I long season of racing. I take time off of work pretty often, but it is to go pound myself into the ground at a bike race and come back to work Monday more tired than when I left. It was nice to get away a not worry about training and racing.
We spent our time eating good food, going to the movies, and I even helped my dad with his Kayak. I was thinking about Doug and his chairs in this photo.
We mixed sawdust into an apoxy to form a peanut butter like consistency for seal the seams...after that we laid a fiber glass cloth sheet over the seems to waterproof the bottom of the boat. It was pretty fun. We also watched some football and even hooked up with the gang at Athens Bicycle to ride some of the best MTB Trails in the country. I almost forgot what real MTBing was like after racing WORS and riding the trails in Sheboygan all the time. The trails in Athens are superb and definitely worth the 9 hour drive!
After my interview with Skyler I was inspired to show of the Mullett.....I better stick to bike racing rather than modeling!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Interview w/ X-Pro Mountain Biker Skyler Reeves
B - What’s New?
B- What was your last race and how did you finish?
B- What was your best result in your career as a racer?
B - What was your first race?
S - I’m gonna have to say Addison Oaks. I think I was 12, and if I remember correctly Jeff Buerman drove us to that race, and it was super muddy. I think I still have the t-shirt..
B - What was your first bike?
S - Well, my first real mountain bike was definitely the Peugot, it was grey and black, and had “shocks.” Then I got the Nishiki which I remember well, and I think my Dad still has it!
B - How is the pay in the modeling world compared to that of a pro cyclist?
S - Well its actually kind of similar in some ways. Meaning that you might not make any money for a while and then you might have a good week and make a killing.
S - I got to travel to a lot of cool places, Sun Valley, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and even Paris. But I never really enjoyed shooting, just traveling and meeting interesting characters in that business. And no, no photo will be provided thank you very much.
S - Wow, there are SO many ways I can interpret that question! As far as actual talent, as in being a talented person who works hard and has skills, Im gonna have to say that the norba scene wins hands down. As far as other talent, what do you think?
S - Only on Tuesdays and Sundays here in West Hollywood, and if that tape ever gets out…..
S - I truly miss all of you guys. So so so many great memories. From Thursday night rides on the “Poto” to rebuilding our bikes in Jeff Beurmans Basement, to traveling the country eating “gravel” and getting flat tires, to living in Colorado and going on endless training rides in the most beautiful scenery there is, all of it will always be looked back on as some of the best times of my life. And to those of you still doing it; you know you’re crazy right?!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
I even grew a Mustache before the race in a feeble attempt to intimidate the darkness.....it obviously didn't work so i shaved it off last night....the mullet will follow soon....
Andrea raced her first Pro Womens cross race on the Merlin....I think the wide mtb tires were slow in the mud....I even think the XL 34c Hutchinson's on my XO2 were pretty wide....she needed a few Sparks hand ups...but she finished.
Elicia had a solid ride in her first sloppy CX race finishing with a Bronze Medal while sick...watch out for E- in Kansas!