Well, after almost a month of no racing and just training and IT band recovery, I am hitting the road again. This time heading for Deer Valley, Utah. I have had lots of preparation for the next few weeks. They are going to be rough, but awesome. I feel ready, I still haven't had a real race to gauge how my fitness is on a course that suits me, so I am trying not to get my hopes up. These past few weeks since my last post have been awesome, perfect conditions for me to prepare for the next few weeks of racing.
Alex Hagman from team Santo-Toshiba has been back in the valley and together we put in some good training hours. It's nice to have someone to talk to for once while on a bike ride. It's also nice to have someone to work with in the local Aspen Cycling Club series races. Along with getting many bike rides in, we also took advantage of the many coffee shops that line all the great back roads and bike paths. Aside from riding all the time and working, nothing new has been happening with me. Bikeparts.com teammates Jesse Swift and Tate Graves on the other hand have been preparing for the BC Bike Race which starts this weekend.
Good luck to them in what looks like an epic race. Especially after looking at the start list, it looks like Jesse and Tate will have their work cut out for them. You can follow their progress online here. Well, speaking of racing, I need to pack and then hit the hay.