Springtime Fun in the Sun (and Rain)

The first big race of the season is in the books (Whiskey 50), new travels are on the horizon, and summer will be here before we know it!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. March was a whirlwind of local weekend races, including a trip to SoCal getting that first bit of early season race prep in the legs. Things around Pinetop have started to bloom and the trees and grass are becoming greener.

The seasons blend together quite a bit here, winter was colder with highs in the 40s and 50s, but plenty of sunshine. We had a pretty dry spring (along with a dry winter) and now we’re seeing consistent temps in the 70’s, but other than the blooming flowers it’s hard to tell a lot has changed.

Upcoming travels are a short trip back to Wisco for my best man Niko’s wedding, Durango for the Iron Horse Classic and then Grand Junction for the GJ Off-Road, really looking forward to this one. I hear it’s a lot of challenging technical rock riding, a real mountain bikers course. After that we’ve got a weekend planned at the Angelfire bike park, Colorado Springs for some family time and another round of the U.S. Cup and then Mtb Nationals in Mammoth, CA.

Our ski area Sunrise, has a DH park that will open memorial day weekend. We’ve walked some of the runs, they’re pretty cool, lots of roots, big rocks and steep drops! This weekend we’re headed to Sedona for a skills clinic with pro DH/enduro riders Lindsey & Kirt and Voreis. So lots fun stuff happening.

I’m in the process of finishing the new Racette devStudios website, but in the meantime I’ve added some new items to my portfolio section of the blog, check it out and let me know what you think!

Until next time…

Finishing a Cold and Wet Whiskey 50

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