Monday, February 20, 2012

2012 Race Schedule & Sponsors

Hello from Voroklini, Cyprus; site of Sunshine Cup XC#1

The 2012 season is already underway, crazy. So far so good, the SRMs say I am more powerful than last year and with 2.2 minutes per lap off of last year's 1st Cyprus race I am starting to believe it!  It feels like I have been going 100% since October putting together everything required to pull off a great International race season and now it's all coming together. I haven't been blogging, Facebook took over for a bit. I'll try to keep both updated, but visit my Facebook page for the daily travel/race updates.

I am currently in Cyprus for the Sunshine Cup, in between the last two races I will head to Italy for a Cannondale Factory Racing Camp, return to Cyprus for the last race then head to South Africa for the first World Cup. Italy is not that far, but will require all-day travel in each direction, I guess this is a can't-get-there-from-here island. This Cyprus/Italy/South Africa trip is one of at least three International adventures this year.

It was a great off-season in Tucson, Arizona! Amazing weather, many social events to choose from and awesome friends to ride with. I also held clinics, both on the trail and at O2 Modern Fitness. The clinics get better every year, next year Golden Gate! Other fun things just happen in Tucson, like getting to ride with a testing crew.

For my missing winter blog posts go here: just look for the G-form pads for the rides I was along for. Scott takes amazing photos (and some of me) while we are out riding.

Thanks Scott for the many photos of my winter!

Winter races worth checking out
Zuni 50 -New Mexico Endurance Series (NMES
Black Canyon Trail -Arizona Endurance Series (AES)
Kentucky Camp 46 AES
McDowell 50 AES 
Flight of the Pigs (super secret)
MBAA #1 XC -Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA)
SSAZ - (secret, but not super secret, you can find it on Facebook)  who knew I'd have to do pushups before I could race? great slideshow here:

Obviously I would not be doing any of this without sponsorship, so thank you to everyone on the list, and many others of course. See sponsor links on the right side of blog.

2012 Sponsors:
Feedback Sports
Mavic Shoes
Uvex Helmets
Fi'zi:k Saddles
Hoka One One running shoes
GoBandit helmet cam
Therm-ic heated Insoles
Genuine Innovations

2012 Race Schedule
2/19 Sunshine Cup XC#1 Cyprus
2/24-26 Sunshine Cup 3-day stage race Cyprus
2/28-3/2 Cannondale Factory Racing camp Italy
3/4 Sunshine Cup XC#3 Cyprus
3/14 World Cup#1 South Africa
(AZ, USA for 2.5 weeks)
4/14 World Cup#2 Belgium
4/16-17 Training France
4/18-5/5 Training Italy
5/12 World Cup#3 Czech
5/19 World Cup#4 France

(AZ, CO, TN, USA for 3.5 weeks) 
6/23 World Cup#5 Canada
6/30 World Cup #6 NY, USA
7/7 USA National Champs? ID
7/14 ProXCT? WI
7/28 World Cup #7 France
9/08 World Champs Austria
10/07 Marathon World Champs? Italy

That's it for now, headed to bed then tomorrow out with friends for a long MTB ride in the Cyprus mountains.