November (block 1) Recap

I know blogs are basically a thing of the past but I have had this blog since I started racing and training back in 2005. I’m pretty sure I have a race report of 99% of the races I’ve done. When I’m done with all of this it will be fun to look back on… it already is. It also lets me see what I was doing in training in the months leading up to those races. Since I’m being coach this year, leading up to my races this year I think I am going to do a monthly recap… Read more →

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it’s about that time…

wow… it’s been a crazy month. I knew it would be a bit hectic but I had no idea how much. I started another blog shortly after I got my new-to-me gravel bike (cannondale slate) and after racing my first gravel race, The Crippler. With everything going on I didn’t get around to finishing it. A quick summary… it was hard, it was really cold, and it was awesome. I’m totally hooked on the idea of gravel racing, which I knew I would be, and can’t wait to tackle some more offroad challenges in the future. The week after the… Read more →

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Fall Classic Race Report and Fall Plans

On Saturday morning I drove up to Breckenridge to race the Fall Classic mtb race… and I’m so stoked I did. One of my big goals next year is to race the Breck Epic (6 day mtb stage race in Breck) so I want to ride up in Breckenridge as much as possible between now and then… I’m also just having so much fun on my mountain bike that I don’t want the mtb season to end! I didn’t head into the race with any kind of expectations or goals other than to just have fun. It was pretty much… Read more →

Leadville 100 MTB Race Report

Well… I’m stoked that one is done. I had a super fun, really hard day at the Leadville 100 MTB and am super stoked I ended up taking my slot and toeing the line. All the details are below. I rolled into Leadville early friday morning to picket up my packet, go for a spin, and meet up with Andrew who would be crewing for me all day at Pipleline (miles 26 & 76). I felt fantastic on my spin up the first climb on the course and it had me excited for race day. I had a breakfast burrito,… Read more →

Leadville 100 MTB Pre-Race Report

it’s race week… again. on saturday morning at 630am I’ll be charging the iconic Leadville 100 MTB race. to say I’m stoked is an understatement. it took a while for that stoke to build but it’s there now. I’m not exactly sure why it took me a while to get stoked for this race other than it was a last minute addition to my race schedule and it was after putting so much focus on a race that went well, the bailey hundo. when i decided to take my slot maggie and I decided ┬áto not rearrange all of our… Read more →

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Ridgeline Rampage Race Report

I am going to try to keep this one short and sweet. As far as races go The Ridgeline Rampage was pretty uneventful… in a good way. I went into race day with some solid fatigue in my body and legs from a couple of weeks of solid training, including the Firecracker 50. I took a couple of relatively easy days leading up to the race to ensure I could at least give it a go and race hard. My approach to getting ready for the Leadville 100 MTB is quite different than what I did for the Bailey Hundo… Read more →