It wasn’t long at home before the crazy travel kicked into full force!  A trip to the UP to Copper Harbor for the Big Boy Skillz Clinic, a flight from a tiny UP airport out to Tahoe for the Carson City Offroad, and then back to the UP for Michigan Tech Jr. Mtb Camp:  check it out.

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3 Days of Skills in Copper Harbor! Not Bad!

If you haven’t been to Copper Harbor you need to get there, the town is magical and the riding is even better!

 

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20 people walked away stoked on Mountain Biking and with more confidence than ever!

The Top of Brockway Mtn has some amazing views for miles and once you are up top….back down is a blast!

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The coaches even had some fun on the obvious Copper Harbor bike of choice: Trek Remedy!

 

A few more days in the UP and then it was off to Carson City for the 3rd stop of the Epic Rides Off Road Series.

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It didn’t take long after arriving to hit the trails and find SNOW??? Had to wear every article of clothing I brought along.  Thanks to old school buddy Chris Beardsley for an awesome weekend!

 

The air was thin, but the views were amazing! From Lk Superior to Lk Tahoe and the streets of Historic Downtown Carson City.

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The Fat Tire Crit was fast and furious and I missed the podium by a bike throw.

The night after the Fat Tire Crit ‘The Dog Ate My Shoe’

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A little gorilla tape and some love from the Epic Rides Crew and Trek Family and I was ready for race day after Lassie ate the boa dial off of my shoe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Carson City Off Road started with a 2 hour climb to over 9,000 Ft. It kind of felt like and uphill Iceman, but then you still had to race another 2 hours. OUCH!

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I suffered up the 2 hour climb and then I really suffered. Finished the day outside the Top 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A red eye flight home after the race was the icing on the cake, but well worth it for the best week of the year at Michignan Tech Jr. Mtb Camp

 

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The day of riding thru the Adventure Mine is quickly becoming one of the favorites!

 

Pretty cool ripping around on some old school singletrack and thru the ruins of the old mining community in Mass City, MI

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Can’t wait for next year and my next trip to the UP!

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I was shattered by the time I got home….but so worth it!