Talking about racing is not really my favorite thing to do, riding my bike and racing my bike are though.
When it comes down to it I want to combine riding fun and challenging terrain when I race so I try to pick and choose which races I do based on what I like to ride. The true grit in St George, UT epitomizes what I want in a race course, technical, heavy on the single track and a good amount of climbing. The race was hard, it always is, there were a slew of fast guys two of which Dylan Jonson and Taylor Lideen took off and stayed ahead of me all day.
It was a hot one and I had to push at the end to keep a hard charging David Krimstock at bay. I ended up in third place which I’m very happy with, really it’s all the other stuff I enjoy more now, the journey and not the destination. Hanging out with friends and riding before and after, eating good food and some frozen yogurt, It doesn’t sound like a huge treat to most people but to supper skinny bike racer types it’s a big deal. The next day after racing for 7 hours I got to do a “fun” ride with a big group including Dylan and Taylor, we basically hammered around on the Jem trail in nearby Hurricane for 3 hours. This is the part that makes me happy riding my bike it’s a simple concept do what makes you happy!