Monthly archives: May, 2012

Idyllwild Spring Classic

   Friday night I was dropped off at the Sacramento airport with my gear and my bike all boxed up. Racing for the big-boy team has motivated me to start hitting up the big races, so I was off to the only stop in California for the American Mountain Bike Challenge, the Idyllwild Spring Challenge….



2012 Ashland Spring Thaw!

Last weekend was the long anticipated 2012 Ashland Spring Thaw.  This year marked the 21stanniversary of the hometown race, with XC on Saturday and DH on Sunday.  The XC went back to the classic 26 mile course after a change due to snow levels the year prior.  The course started with an endless 9 mile…



Shasta Lemurian race at Whiskeytown

The weekend of April 28th I made a last-minute decision to head up towards Whiskeytown (outside of Redding) to do the Shasta Lemurian mountain bike race. The Lemurian is a hard race to say the least. The long course is 26 miles with about 4,500 feet of climbing. Ouch. Due to my hectic school schedule…



Napa Valley Dirt Classic 2012

April 15th was the annual Napa Valley Dirt (more like mud) Classic at Pacific Union College in Angwin. I drove out from Davis the day of and was very excited for my first race of the season, and since last July. The race started off quick up a steep paved road. Never being one quick…



Sea Otter 2012!

After weeks of planning and anticipation Sea Otter weekend had finally arrived. We packed the car to capacity and headed south from Ashland with four pasty Oregonians hungry for sun. On our trip down we made a detour to stretch our legs and enjoy the birthplace of mountain biking, Mount Tamalpias. After we got a…