Saturday, January 25, 2014


Started the day out nice and early with the scenic (heavy dose of sarcasm there) drive to Fontana, CA for a little winter series XC race. I wanted to put the CXR 29er to the test, and get some practice on the course for the XCT in March. First though, this picture of what I woke up to this morning.
I don't get this kind of snugging in the morning!

This is the first time I wasn't even nervous at the start, probably due to the fact that there were only 2 pro women, so I was guaranteed first or second! Here is a sneak peak into the stylish XC life, baggies ftw!
I'm so proud of my outfit I can't keep my eyes open.

Anyway, the start was fast because it was pro men/women combined, and after about 5 minutes my heart rate was nice and high leading me to freak out about starting too hard. I ignored the obvious signs that I should slow down though and hammered on! The climb was a bit technical, but that CXR knows its way around rocks and sand, so we soldiered up the hill then down a hill then get the picture. It was a trip being on a hard tail again after months of rocking the trail bike. The wonderful Fontana breaking bumbs were especially, um, exciting. On the last lap I knew I had a bit of a gap so I tried to enjoy the scenery, but quickly remembered we were in Fontana so that didn't last long. Long story short I crossed the finish line in first (out of two, I feel like I need to keep emphasizing this). Here is a picture of the CXR in action, and one of the two person podium.
You're still digging my style aren't you?

Brendan says I was too fast to get any other pictures, but I found out the real reason he only got one action shot was because he was too busy photographing regal dog.
I never know if he does this in case he needs to write a Craig's List post...

We came home and immediately got back into bed. Being old will do that to you, make you nap in the middle of a perfectly sunny day.

And lastly, this is how I plan to spend the rest of this beautiful Saturday afternoon.Yep, that's a mango, pom, berry smoothie and reddit! Maybe I will choose to join the productive world in a few hours.


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