Friday, April 29, 2016

On the Road Again...


...would be a more appropriate title if I really had traveled a lot to race so far this year. It feels like I have but in reality this is only the second trip of the year, so yeah!
Yesterday I hopped in the #TASCOteamtransporter for the journey to Prescott, AZ for this weekend's Epic Rides Whiskey Off Road! I'm so stoked to be in this eccentric little mountainy town, facing the longest but most fun race of the season! The fun starts tonight with a 'fat tire crit' around downtown and up a massive hill, and continues Sunday with a 50 mile backcountry mountain bike party... err, race.
Some pictures from the trip so far...


My 5 star sandwich whose Brie was prob just mayo. 

The drive out is a lot more fun in the back seat of a sprinter van, especially with the TASCO crew on board. We (mostly me) laughed until we cried many many times, ate at a 5 star lunch spot (they murder all the yelpers who award them less than 5 stars) and rolled into town just in time to sneak in a pre-ride of the singletrack portion of the course!

I got a little heavy metal for the pre-ride...

The fools responsible for the laugh crying. If you're also in Prescott for the races check out their booth! Lots of cool stuff going on over there!

Then we ran into these cool kids while out riding. They got us all super confused about the course and then we realized it was almost sunset and basically a 2 hour ride turned into 3 hours really fast!
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I love bike people, Bill (middle) is the best photographer but also the most encouraging, supportive friends a girl could ask for! Oh and Kenny takes pretty good pictures too, haha

And now we are here in this wicked victorian house on the most painful part of the crit course, getting psyched up to suffer like a dog for 20 minutes + 3 laps! Stay tuned for more Whiskey updates tomorrow when I'm sitting around waiting to race!
Isn't my bed pretty?! Haha, I feel like a 6 year old girl in this room, that or a 76 year old granny!
PS To anyone who has ever told me that they love reading my blog, you have no idea how happy that makes me. I may be all awkward and weird when you tell me, but just know that I am an awkward kid, and I don't know how to express my gratitude. I love you and I am so happy to know that > 1 person gets something out of these words I write!! THANK YOU!!!!!

3 comments:

  1. Hello,such a wonderful ride you were gone through on journey to Prescott. Pretty nice post to see.What an adventure....love that. Plenty of happiness and fun were there.Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow Larissa, 50 miles i can barley do ten miles haha. I do mountain bike a bit though. I didn't realize how beautiful Arizona was. I'm definitely going to add that to my list of places to visit/ mountain bike.

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