This last week has snuck by rather quickly... Last weekend, Monique had a baby shower to host so I headed out to Bonelli with my brother in law (JHar) for the first cyclocross race of the season. I was planning on running support for him and snapping some pics of a few friends out there. . . Check out his boost!
Monique met up with us later in the day and we did end up racing too. TeamDuke was putting on a relay race and we JHar and I teamed up for some fun. Just two short laps each of some pretty intense effort but it was a good time and a great reason to get out and race.
The next day we were going to stick around for the XC race but after some strange twist of events ended up in Big Bear. Little did we know there were a hand full of our friends who made it up too. Funny how that happens sometimes. Our group did a killer ride out from Team Sole base camp to Onix summit and then rode some of the most amazing single track. I LOVE BIG BEAR! We are always finding some new goods every trip there and the weather was perfect. After our ride the girls went for a paddle and I got in a quick T-Run. Good times all night.
Time has been flying by...on the road. We headed out to Interbike this week and put down a ride and walked and talked for hours at the show. It was like a huge bike shop with stuff that is not in a bike show yet...cool. We met some really cool people and had a great time hanging with the Intense crew.
Last night, we finished up our Nevada tour with a hike down some canyons outside of Bolder City. A bit of adventure scrambling up and over rocks in the dark to relax in some natural hot springs with the ones who inspire me most. It is hard to describe just how happy I was sitting in the hot water and looking up through the canyon walls into a sky filled with stars. Next time we are just going to spend the night down there...
Monique and I just pulled into Ogden, UT tonight in time to grab our race packets and check-in to the Marriott. I am beat...After the bling of Interbike and a solid week of adventure I am physically and emotionally drained. Ha! Good times for sure. The venue here is amazing and it has been almost 8 years since the last time we were up here. The temps should be in the low 70's and the trees are all starting to change into bright colors. A killer time for racing! Tomorrow is XTERRA Time!!