Sunday, April 18, 2010

Brian's Spring fever

Purple mountain, CB

O be joyful saddle


Brian has been having a blast skiing wwith Wick, Billy, Josh and Jay lately.

Spring beaver pond crossing.

Spring 2010

I finished up at the airport for the winter April 5th. It was a great job for me ( as Fred our station manager said, when we where talking about next season.. You like the discounted flight coupons.. Yep, I do like the flight coupons.. but I also really enjoyed the job) Great people on our staff, a change of scene for me and I found it really interesting and enjoyable. I'll probably do it next year.
I kicked my Spring off with a trip to Fruita and Moab. I love riding my bike and yesterday I realised I've mountain biked 9 days in a row. There are a few reasons for this. ( running and my body are having a wee issue) The cycling has been awesome and makes me so happy.
Moab - Girls weekend was super fun. Great friends Great riding.
A highlight for me was riding Lyn D'mato Franklin's 6 inch Maverick Bike down Top of the world trail dropping 3000 ft of elevation. I love my Trek sponsorship and bikes, however after a weekend in Moab on my carbon hardtail, the experience of 6+ inches of suspension was very GRIN worthy!
Am already scheming about a bigger Trek bike! ( My opportunity may come sooner rather than later)
  • April 25th kicks off a 3 week training, racing and coaching trip for SNRGY multisport coaching, Brandyn and I.
We are meeting up in Fruita, Colorado to race the opening Mountain states cup event of the year.
From there we are driving out to California San Jose and SanRafael. I am joining in as a guest coach with Trek bikes sponsored Women's coaching clinics
I am really excited. These women have their series dialed and it is both a super cool talented staff of coaches and a neat weekend of clinics and activities.
Trek women's demo crew are joining the clinic in San Jose with a full fleet of demo bikes. How fun: I can see a big bike demo happening for me over the weekend!
Am also excited for the time to train in Northen California and work with Brandyn on Snrgy multisport coaching and racing. Theres nothing quite like a partner in crime! To keep things really fun.
I am following up my trip with a US national or Triple crown( I can't keep up with the names) MTB race in Nathrop May 16th.

May the 29th is Growler 64 fluid miles of riding at Hartmans Rocks. ( I love this description: I know Hartmans and theres not too much fluid about it, it'll be sixty four miles of sand, technical,sweat and sweet single track.. tougher inducing!)

MY first XTERRA of the year is going to be Xterra Amazon. Very excited about this adventure.. !
Brian has been getting scary fit skiinng and skiing and skiinng. Each early 5am ski he says this is my last one, until Wick or Billy call again about tomorrow. He's looking lean and fit though so its only doing him good.

He is racing in Las Vegas this coming weekend ( flying solo now that I'm not doing it). I think its going to be a good one for him.