Canyon Bicycles Team

Canyon Bicycles Team
Canyon Bicycles Tour of Utah Team

Don't sweat the technique

Sunday, October 11, 2009

4th place UTCX #2

After flatting in the first round of the series it was nice to get a descent cross race without incident. I got what I deserved but was in position to do more. The course was ruff enough for my watch to rub a good raw spot . So now I can't where it, weird. This is the train leaving the station. We started with ten or so, the 8 or so. Crash here, slide out there, then 6, then 5 as the last four shattered with one to go, leaving me in a humble 4th.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

1st on the day, 2nd overall 2009

With the 2009 mtb series finished I feel satisfied with my results. The 2 mechanicals I had all season cost me the series, that and not being able to afford to attend enough races to secure a lead. I won the 40+ expert state championships, a title I'd rather have won more than the series. Next year will be interesting if I can continue to establish my climbing capabilities.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

1st Utah State 40+Expert

Finishing first in a state and on a course I thought I never stood a chance at winning on. I was given some hope last year when I took 3rd, still 5+ minutes off the lead time. This year was total roll reversal as I won by 8+ minutes. The fastest overall expert time. One of the biggest leads I've EVER won by. 1600ft of climbing per lap and 3 and a half laps for over 5600ft of climbing in 21+ miles. Looks like I'll be stumbling into the top 3 overall for 2009.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

1st Snowbird " Mountain Bout" 7-12-09

The most difficult course on the " Intermountain Cup "series Snowbird ski resort host the steepest hill climb races on and off road. Avoided by many in the series with it's tedious climbs and trecherous descents. Next weekend is the state championships I hope to do as well.... http://intermountaincup.com/2009Race/SnowbirdResults09.pdf

Thursday, July 9, 2009

2008 training series rolls on

The 2008 weekly training series enters mid season and as the temperature heat up the competition cools down. Starting the season surviving in the A's has begun to reverse it's polarities as I get strong in because the breaks but not enough to dominate the finish,...yet.

Monday, June 22, 2009

1st Wolf Creek " Super D "

Super D, a long distance downhill mountain bike race. Punctuated with climbs through out but must finish lower in elevation than the start. I rarely lose as long as I don't miss any turns. It rained the whole day, sketching most the field into dropping out. All the fastest riders showed and even though I don't have a pro license in this field I had the fastest overall time of the day.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

3rd Deer Valley XC " Intermountain Cup #8

It's been a struggle to break up the season long dead lock on the podium. I'm hoping to climb my way up over the next few races.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Grinning and winning

The seasons been good dispite the gaps in the schedule. Both me and my bike are faster as I struggle in the top 3. I since the top of the podium coming soon.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Training hard, but hardly racing

It's been some great training rides with the team, but do to gaps in the local race schedule and crappy weather the races have been the slowest ever. So I wait for the real deal and deal with pain with no chance of results.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

3rd Cholla Challenge 4-4-09

Snow covered Utah from north to south as we drove in and out of blizzard/snow squalls. With in 40 minutes of the venue we dropped 2000 ft into a oasis valley of 60 degree sunshine. where I raced with just arm warmers. My second race with the 29 inch wheels left no doute when me and the biggest horse left out of the gate and gapped away on the first turn. With 300 meters to the first single track approaching I launch with discouraging momentum and enter technical single track with a 5-10 second gap. From there I just checked out what the bike could do and found my self off the front by seconds for 19 of the 22 miles. lamenting to a fully ridged single speed 29r ( surprise) first and last years state champ within 2 minutes of the finish line.who was too disappointed he didn't win by the usual several minutes and didn't show for the podium, "sand bagging" and still failing is a heavy task master for those type. I wrecked once allowing them to see me restarting and had younger expert age groups pride blocking in the single track. Last year I finished 8th, so hopefully things are getting faster.
Team " MonaVie/Cannondale" swept the top 3 in the pro men, impressive team in cyclocross and the XC circuit

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Limited weather and races in March.

March has started off inconsistent in weather and race schedule. Training rides and training races have been great. Competing on a race car track is a ideal place to test fitness and components. Our team is looking poised to battle for the overall series this year.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

XC 09 Season Opener..... 10th

Even though 10th isn't 1st it sure feels that way. The new 29r did everything I expected and even with 2 mechanical stops ( assembled the night before ) I was still 4-6 minutes faster than last year. I didn't have a chance to test ride the course or even ride XC since last fall. This should be my slowest XC race this year.