It has been awhile and we apologize for our lack of posting! There hasn't been much racing going on but July 14-17 Tim and Zane headed up to Sun Valley, Idaho for Mountain Bike Nationals.
Tim's Race Report:
MTB nationals…Sun Valley was beautiful, the weather was idyllic, Focus bikes, Schwalbe tires and mix1 nutrition was perfect! Everything was all set for some epic racing ascending straight up and then descending straight down the ski resort. The category 1 course went up some cool single track, and the descending was curvy, but fun. Given the conditions, I rode to the best of my abilities and finished 8th on the day. I was hoping for a top 5 but happy with a top 10. Zane’s XC race didn’t go well, and he finished a disappointing 32nd. However, he had a great start in short track XC was riding a super strong fifth position, but unfortunately finished 9th on the day. We didn’t quite get the results, for which we were hoping, but we had a fun trip and glad we raced the championships as a way of representing our sponsors and seeing other riders from around the country.
Zane going down the rock garden during the XC race
Tim racing through the woods in the Masters XC
Zane cornering during the 17-18 Short Track
Getting some air during short track!
After a restful week at home Zane flew up to Helena, Montana for the inagural Cyclocross Development Camp hosted by the National Team U23/Junior Coach Geoff Proctor of USA Cycling.
Most of the up and coming top juniors were there on the basis of getting ready for 2013 when Worlds come to the States. On one of the local properties Geoff and all the Helena locals had a cyclocross course set up and it was a great opportunity to work on all of the necessary skills.
Zane on one of the many group rides
Zane showing the campers how to bunny-hop the barriers
Meanwhile, Maddie was supposed to race the FSA Challenge in Portland, OR and the Marymoor Grand Prix in Seattle, WA but a bad crash and a concussion sidelined her 3 days before departure so she spent a couple weeks off healing and is back on the bike training heading into two busy months of track racing! Look for upcoming posts on her many fixed gear adventures.