Mooto X RSL and a Vamoots CR
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Riding and racing history:
My 2015 cycling season started out much like my 2014 season: with me paddling around on a surfboard in Costa Rica. My family was fortunate enough to spend some time unplugged from the world as we know it for the last couple of Steamboat mud seasons. Although, we did arrive back to Steamboat in the second week of May to a full blown snowstorm that pretty much lasted for the rest of the month.
That being said, my race season didn’t kick off until July 4th with one of my favorite races, the Firecracker 50. This year I decided to compete in the Female Duo category with one of my great Breckenridge friends. Luckily, I was able to dust off that fast twitch speed (I think only one lap may be harder!) and we came away with the win.
With that first race in my pocket the rest of the summer was focused around training for the Breck Epic again. I fell in love with that race in 2014 and wanted another go at it now that I had some experience with THAT format of racing (read: 6 days, 240 miles 40,000+ feet of climbing.) The next 6 weeks contained a lot of great long rides in the Yampa Valley, some hard intensity, and of course, my time on the bike with girls of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club summer cycling program. As the Head Coach I ride with these tween/teenage girls twice a week throughout the summer teaching them mountain biking technique, building their strength and confidence and having a blast on trails all over the valley.
The SSWSC program ends just in time for me to head out to a week above 9K in Breckenridge. I had a great race this year finishing 4th in the Pro Women’s GC and bettering my times in every stage of the race. I finished all 6 stages without any bike, body or brain mechanicals! Why not race again in 2 weeks?
That brings me to my final race of the season: The Park City Point 2 Point. This beast of a race boasts 80+miles of strictly singletrack across the mountains of Park City, Utah. I finished 3rd among the Pro Women and set a PR for myself finishing in 7 hours 47 minutes.
And then, at long last, Fall riding! The kids are back in school, the leaves are gorgeous and the trails are perfect. My weekends are spent watching my daughters persue their sports, but during the week you can find me on the trails.
When not riding:
Watching youth sports, office managing Backcountry Delicatessen, and managing two daughters
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Local Moots Dealer:
Orange Peel Bicycle Service