Monday, February 27, 2012

What's in store for 2012?

2012 is looking like its going to be another exciting year for me.  After two solid months of base miles, I can feel my endurance really building.  I started working out at Trailhead Athletics this year and my all-around strength and balance have already improved drastically as a result.  It will be exciting to see how this translates to racing.

Another new thing for me this year is that I started seeing a chiropractor for the first time in my life.  Steve Noble of Noble Sports Chiropractic is a long-time friend and supporter of local racers.  I'm really excited to finally start working with Steve and see how much more speed we can unlock.

My race season officially kicks off this weekend with the Echo Red 2 Red mountain bike race in Echo, Oregon.  For most of the remainder of winter and spring, I'll race a mix of local road and mtb events, including hopefully the majority of the NW Epic Series and new Fat Tire Revolution Series.  Ski to Sea (aka "The Bellingham Olympics") will of course be on my agenda again.

In the summer months, I plan to travel to some bigger events including Nationals in Sun Valley, at least two Pro XCT (national series) races and also Downieville.  I have my eye on the growing genre of super-d/enduro dh.  The races are super fun and cater to the all-around rider which I think is really cool.


  1. Excited to see the results of all that work. Can't wait for Ski to Sea either!

  2. Thanks Chuck! Ski to Sea will be awesome as always!

  3. Aaron "Achilles" MickelsMarch 1, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Your work ethic on the bike will pay off buddy! It's exciting and inspiring to watch you progress.