Thursday, January 06, 2011

2010 - See ya - I'm out of here

2010 is over and 2011 is under way. It's always nice to race Jan 1st and Jan 2nd so you can officially have your first race of the year under your belt without even thinking. Very soon I will be headed to Tucson to soak it all in, rest up, and start preparations for the new season. I've had some time the last couple of days to do some reflecting on the entire season.

The highlight of the season, without a doubt, was participating in the Jr.Mtn
Bike Camp at Michigan Tech. It was so rewarding to go to the UP and go riding with the juniors. Not only did I discover some great trail systems in Houghton and Copper Harbor, but I also made some good friends and had a blast doing so in the process. Plans for 2011 are in the making.

The racing was solid. 2 seconds away from another Triple Crown...lost the 6 man sprint at Ore To Shore, but won the 3 man battle at Chequamegon, and won my 3rd Iceman against the best in the country.

Cyclocross season was also solid...I won my first 2 UCI races, just missed out on a top 10 overall in the USGP, and had a solid euro campaign. Most importantly I finished the season in good physical and mental form. With the ultimate goal being Worlds in Louisville it was important for me to delay the start of my season. I sacrificed some early races and maybe even Ore To Shoe, but I was strong throughout the entire cross season and that was a big goal. For years I've been on the schedule of finishing my season at Iceman, so it will take a while to adjust to be in peak shape in late Jan 2012.

Again thanks to Gear Grinder and all my other sponsors for your support. Thanks to my family for all the sacrifices you make to help me reach my goals.

With the end of the season here I need to free up some space in the garage. New equipment is already arriving!

2 Blue Norcross SL's 56cm w/ full Dura Ace
3 sets of Easton wheels w/ tires
1 18.5" Trek Top Fuel 9.9 SSL w/ Sram XX

e-mail me if interested


the fat guy who rides said...

so no worlds?

Anonymous said...

they announce the team on the 14th

slim chance that i make it