Well its been a while…guess that means I’ve been busy with Momentum Endurance coaching, training, moving, and building bikes!  Being busy is a good thing!

Its definitely game time for the 2014 race season.  My first race, the Whiskey 50, is two weeks away,  and the first WORS race is the following weekend!  All the Momentum Endurance athletes are in full swing with their training and so am I!

Gila Monster on our last ride!
Great Horned Owl nest spotted on drive to Durango!

We packed up and left AZ about 10 days ago.  So far Durango is awesome and the training is going great!  I did however get in a few good jam sessions in AZ w/ Tom Sampson before making the trip to CO.

Shriver has been a great host and tour guide for the huge network of trails in Durango!  Thanks man…I’ve hit so many fun new trails on the Remedy and now on the new Superfly FS!  However I have been slaving away.  Painting, carrying King Size memory foam mattress’ up two flights of steps, and even fixing laundry room appliances….I think I’m paying my rent in labor for the month!


Pro Gold – 1 Dryer – 0
Colorado Trail


Had to fix the dryer with some Pro Gold EPX Cycle Grease!

My new Rock Shox equipment arrived last week and I was able to finish the build of the Superfly!  Two days ago I took ‘er out for the first shred sesh!  WOW…it can go!  I’m always blown away at how good a 29er FS can descend after being on a trail bike.  In my head I think I can and should be able to rip so much faster on the trail bike with the dropper seat post, but then I get on my race bike and its just as fast or faster and I love it….

Rock Shox front and rear!
Shimano XTR all around!

Bontrager cockpit w/ 720mm wide bar!

The jump to the bigger wheels size was much easier this year after riding the 27.5 Remedy all winter in Tucson.  I’m a huge fan of the trail bike and think everybody should get one!  They are so good for you skills, your visual confidence on the trails, and they take a beating that keeps your race bike in tip top shape.

 

No time wasted in finding some mud, some river crossings, and using all 100mm’s of buttery smooth travel!

Training at altitude is definitely a little different and way easy to overstep the boundaries of fatigue.  I’ve definitely learned that you need to back it down a notch or two sleeping at 6,000+ft and training up at 8,000+ft.   I just finished up a 20+ hour training week and today resting and cleaning bikes!  One more big week of training on tap and then the Whiskey 50!  Can’t wait for the first big race of the year!  Thanks for reading!

I wonder if the baby Road Runners have left the nest yet?