This week I am home, and it is nice. We are training here for the week leading up to the 4th of july comps. We are continuing our junior camp here is steamboat. So far we have seen some great potential. As for my self I am just happy to be home and training. Its been great to visit with the family. And of course mom is spoiling me with all kinds of home cooked food and great service. Thanks mom. Be sure to come check out the comps on the 4th of july. Always an exciting sprint as well as some good jumping. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!
The junior guys came to town this week to train with the team. The juniors are all the up and coming club level kids from across the nation. It has been cool to see all this kids grow up throughout the years and develop into young athletes. This week we have been training with them on the jump hill and out on the cross country trails. They joined us in the weight room today as well, this gave them the opportunity to see what the Center of Excellence has in store for them. Tomorrow will be our last session with the young guys on the jump hill. So far I have seen some great stuff out of the guys and a lot of potential. Plus its nice to help them out in anyway we can. Come out to the Park tomorrow morning and check out the younger guys as well as the NC team take some jumps and have some fun!
Here is a link to the article announcing our 2011 team. The article is a great look at our future and our up and coming season. Check it out!
This saturday I will be participating in the High Uintas Classic Stage Race. I will be doing the Road Race portion. The road race is 80 grueling miles. The route starts in Kamas, UT and heads up the Mirror Lake Highway. Each rider will summit the climb, then continue on through the windy flats until they reach Evanston, Wy. Afterwards I will immediately jump in my car and head straight to work, which will be a challenge in itself. We should be really busy because this weekend in Park City there is an event called Savor the Summit. Each restaurant showcases their plates while costumers sit on a giant dinner table that runs the length of Main Street. Needless to say tomorrow will be a long challenging day!
Here is the link to both events:
Many of you already know that our team spends a lot of time on our road bikes. Yesterday Brett Denny and I went on a great ride. We rode from my house in Park City out to Browns Canyon then up the frontage road to Coalville. We continued on to Henefer, turned left and went up and over East Canyon and then up and over Parleys Summit. The ride took almost 5 hours exactly and was 90 miles long on the dot. The ride has every type of terrain along the way making it very enjoyable. If your going for a big ride this week, try that loop out! Make sure to bring food and water. If you don't you can always refill along the way in the many towns you ride through which makes it easy and convenient!
My next step is purchasing a new bike. Time to start saving every penny I make! See you on the road!
We have hit training full swing this week. Complete with jumping, plyos, and endurance. Each day I have put in some big hours of training, followed by work in the evening. I could definitely feel the week of training at the end of the day today. This weekend will be one jump session, and a combined six hours of endurance between Saturday and Sunday. Next week we will be hitting the roads and trails even harder, putting another 4 hours of endurance on top of what we did this week. Next weekend I plan on riding in the High Uintas Classic stage race. Last year our team had quite the battle with weather conditions during the race. The race itself is about 80 miles long with about 30 miles of climbing to the top of Mirror Lake Highway. After the climb there is a good descent and a windy flat left to finish. High Uintas will be a tough end to a hard week! I look forward to getting it done! See you out there!
Today was the first day on the jumps for the team. Nick Hendrickson, Eric Camerota, and I took our first jumps of the summer season. The session went well for all of us; no falls, and no injuries. Always a good way to start to the summer sessions! Felt great to be back on the jumps. Everyone had a great time hucking themselves off the jump. We will be back on the hill tomorrow for the second session. Our plans are to jump a few sessions here in Park City, and then head to Steamboat where we will have our annual Fourth of July competitions and a junior training camp. Come on over to Steamboat and check it out! Every year it has been great weather and an even better time!
Great Article on the team, and out future plans!