Monday, August 05, 2013


Felt good to finally be at home for a while.  2 solid weeks and a full weekend between of solid training, routine rest, no traveling, and no racing!  It was awesome.  Feeling much better and more confident heading into this next big block of training and racing.

 Mom and dad even came for a visit last week and we had plenty of time to go check out some local culture!

Another good battle took place at the WORS Sunburst Showdown yesterday.  This time it was Myself, Cole House, Tristan Schouten, and a dangling Joe Maloney.  Tristan was off the front early after Cole took an early spill and then Corey Stelljes took an early spill that had me chasing for the first two laps.  Finally was able to close the gap at the end of the 2nd lap w/ Cole who then took over at the start of the 3rd lap.  Cole had the pressure on up the steep climbs, but was racing with no rear brake on a tight course so was limited on the descents.

I took over the pace half way thru the 4th lap and starting the last lap.  Tristan and I battled the entire lap, but he had a lead going into the final narrow descent where passing was impossible.  I took a few risks on some hot lines, but couldn't get around him.  I tried for the sprint, but it was just too close from the exit of the singletrack to the finish line.

Can't wait to do it again next weekend!

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