A couple weeks ago, I raced the True Grit 100, a rowdy 100 mile mountain bike race in St. George, UT. I had a great time, enjoyed some interesting challenges, and was happy to be riding singletrack again! It will likely be one of the last races I do on a hardtail since I just got word that I am finally getting the NEW Canyon Lux. Their first carbon 29 full suspension mountain bike. I can’t tell you how excited I have to have a FS bike that I can race and cease the beatings at endurance race after race on the hardtail. I do still love my hardtail though!
St. George has chunky desert riding, red dirt, big views, blue skies, and attracted a lot of my racing buddies I hadn’t seen in months. It was a great time.
To read my full race report, you can check it out on MTBR here.
It was a nice break to race a single day race. The logistics alone seemed simple. I only had to bring 2 kits with me and my luggage wasn’t pushing the limits of the airport clerk’s patience! I came back from the True Grit for a mere 24 hours and found myself on another airplane. This time, I was headed to Dallas/Fort Worth area.
I like going to DFW because I have family there although it’s an unassuming place for cycling, I like the cycling community. Richardson BikeMart and DORBA hosted me for my On Dirt clinic. We had a great showing and I loved chatting with people of all ages about my true passion; cycling! It has made such an impact in my life and my goal is to break down barriers to help people develop into the sport.
Some lucky people got a pair of my custom DeFeet socks!
Later that week, my fiance(Matt) flew in to spend the weekend with my family.
From there, we jetted over to New Orleans for a convention he had for his work. I had never been to New Orleans, and it was everything I expected.
Highlights for me were the music on Frenchman St, touring a cemetery, and visiting the oldest bar in America!
After a couple days, it was back to British Columbia for a 2 week stint. I was glad to get a break, I’ve been all over this winter. It’s been fun, but I needed to hunker down and actually train! I’m heading to Sea Otter on Wednesday followed by the Titan Desert Stage Race a week later!!!