Friday, December 30, 2011

Well, that's a wrap!

2011 has come and gone, and boy has it been fun!  I've continued to surprise myself by how much I can still learn and progress.  Mountain biking is such an amazing sport, and there is so much more to it than just racing.  I know that cycling will always be central to my life, whether I'm competing or just riding.

I'd like to thank some people who have supported me along the way.  Winning races, let alone even getting to races, would not be possible without them.  I'd like to thank my family (especially Mom and Dad) for always encouraging me to follow my heart and do the things that I'm passionate about.  It seems like just yesterday when you drove Jiri and I all the way to Spokane to give mountain bike racing a try.

I am very grateful to Mark Landsaat of Noble, Paul Giarratano of Magura/Uvex, and Garett Heitman of Clif Bar as well as the the wonderful people of American Classic, Schwalbe, and Kore for supporting all of my racing endeavors.  You guys rock!

2012 is going to be a good year.  Some bigger races are on my calender, as well as all the races around the PNW that I love so much.  See you all next year on the trails or otherwise!


  1. I rediscovered my love of mountain biking in 2011 for sure and would like to do more in 2012. Maybe you can let me know what some of these 'bigger' races are?

  2. I'm thinking Sun Valley Nats and Pro XCT Missoula, Wisconsin and maybe Colorado. If I did those three Pro XCT races, then I would complete 3/5 of the national series and maybe have a shot at making the worlds team, but I don't know how reasonably of a goal that is yet... I would really love to do a cool stage race (like BC bike race) or endurance race too. hmmm...