Thursday, May 8, 2014

Planning...

Summer is getting close and although there are no races for the next three weekends I am already looking very forward to where racing is going to take me this summer.

Here is the tentative schedule:
June 18- Fly out to Missoula MT for the Missoula XC on June 21
June 23- Little road trip with the boy through Sun Valley Idaho and Salt Lake City to Denver, CO.
June 28- US Cup #4 in Colorado Springs
July 9- Fly out to Madison WI, for WORS Cup



Plans are still a little unclear after WI, but will probably involve flying to Pennsylvania for XC Nationals and then to VT for another XCT. To summarize the summer, I wont be on California soil from June 18 until Aug 1 (for my favorite race of the year, the Downieville Classic). Let's hope I like living out of a suitcase and bike box!

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                              ^^Racing the WORS Cup in WI last summer.

Last year I had trusty (and sexy) mechanic Brendan at my disposal at all the races I traveled to.

If you have any advice for me going into this crazy summer of travel and racing I would love to hear it. Although I did get to travel a bit last summer, I have never attempted anything like this trip before, and much of it will be solo. Also, if you know of cool places to visit in the areas I am traveling to, or good places to eat hit me up, because I love good snacks, NEED to know about good coffee, and would love to see some sights along the way!
I found my happy place a few times in CO last summer. Hopefully my good travel luck will continue and I will get to see this epic view again (from the Contenential Divide on Monarch Crest Trail in CO)

Happy place here I come!

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic summer plans!!
    When you're in Sun Valley - Ketchum, hit Java On 4th for your FRESH POT!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Java-on-Fourth/110982442314885
    And make sure to get the "Bowl of Soul"! It'll put you in the right frame of mind!
    Also, let me know if you need a bike bag to fly with.

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    1. Awesome, Thanks Darin!! I can't wait to drink amazing coffee snacks in Sun Valley! Also, what kind of bike bag do you have? I have a HUGE box I used last year, but it's kinda a pain to haul around/has no wheels.

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  2. Think u would b interested in enduro? June 7th hitting up peavine in reno for 1st CA enduro series race

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    1. Tempting, but I'm still in school, so traveling to Reno isn't looking too promising! Good luck Shawne!

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