4 weeks to go to my first race. Norba #1 will be Mar 31/Apr 1 near Phoenix Arizona. Everything’s all booked and I’ll be meeting up with Mical Dyck, Matt Hadley and new comer Joele Guynup (USA) for the weekend of racing.
Got out for my first mtb ride on real trails yesterday and it felt sooo good. Still a bit snow covered, but enough to get a taste and some of the feel back. Can’t wait for my new bikes. The Norco EXCs just feel sooo good and we’ve got some great sponsors lined up again next year…Sram (Avid, truvativ), Marzocchi suspension forks, Wtb, DT Swiss, Kenda and sixsixone. Just got my new shoes the other day and they’re wicked.
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So what else is planned? May 20th there is a BC cup right in Kamloops on Mt Dufferin. Should be sweet. Then the next day I’m off to Europe for three weeks. I’ll be meeting up with Sandra Walter who’s doing the race season in Switzerland. The weekend after I arrive we’ll be racing the World Cup in Germany, then it is a week off to train and check out some new rides…maybe hit an Austrian Cup and then to Champrey Switzerland for another World Cup. I’m so Psyched. It’s going to be an awesome trip.
My coworker gets back from NZ tomorrow so it’s back to three days a week. This couldn’t come sooner as I’ve been feeling run down and training is starting to suffer. I work until May and then it’s full time focus on riding. A good thing too with all the trips planned for this year.