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USA Champs Post Race Interviews



After the XTERRA USA Championship, I caught up with the winners Josiah Middaugh and Lesley Paterson, along with several other top pros and chatted with them about the day. Huge thanks to my Timex teammate Dave Erickson for letting me play interviewer for his site SwimBikeRunVideos.com


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Interview with Endurance Hour



This past week I did a podcast interview with the guys over at Endurance Hour. Dave Erickson and Roger Thompson chatted with myself and fellow XTERRA pro Emma Garrard. We chatted about Lance Armstrong, on road vs off road racing, sponsors and what it means to be a professional triathlete, and much more. Click the image below to listen…





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Snake Gap Mountain Bike Time Trial



2012 started with some fun (as usual) down at the Snake Gap MTB TT in Dalton, GA. Two of my buddies, Craig Evans and Matt Schupp, and I headed down the day before to do a little spin at Raccoon Mountain along the way.


Trying to look cool at the overlook on Raccoon Mountain the day before the Snake Gap

 

Because this was the first race of the year, and quite early in the season, all of us were a little nervous about our fitness. We knew it was going to hurt and we were going to suffer, but at least we would all be hurting together.

Getting ready to throw down at the Snake Gap MTB TT

 

It was a free-for-all time trial start, which meant that whenever you got to the start line, that’s when you started. Craig and I left 10 seconds apart and I soft pedaled to wait up for him so we could ride together. We then proceed to crush it. Check out the data that I collected on my Timex GPS Global Trainer.

Data from my Timex GPS Global Trainer via Training Peaks

 

I was stoked and quite pleasantly surprised to feel very strong right from the start. Craig and I rode together until the last few miles, where I turned the throttle and put 1:40 into him to pick up the win in 2:48:55. Not a bad way to start the year!

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Bit of a Scare




Monday morning started out quite interesting for me. I hopped in the Van-borgini to head out to LifeSport Chiropractic, only to find when I arrived that I was the third appointment of Dr. Lisa’s day that she had missed. That wasn’t like her at all. Erica, the girl at the front desk, and I started getting a bit nervous because we knew she took a trip out to Fruita to do some back country speed hiking. I started posting on Twitter and messaging on Facebook to see if anybody knew anything. Nothing…

Since my dad is a member in Search & Rescue, I figured he’d have some advice on the situation. A quick call to him, had me dialing the number for the Mesa Country Sheriff’s department. The woman at dispatch searched through the names and found that 2 people that had been picked up Sunday night. It was Lisa and her friend Chris.

It turns out that they were fine on the way in on Saturday and Saturday night, but on the way out on Sunday they fell in a river while crossing it and their maps and GPS watches were destroyed. If Lisa had been wearing a Timex GPS (not some brand that rhymes with Flarmin) that wouldn’t have been a problem, but since she wasn’t, she and Chris were stuck in back country without any type of guidance. To top it off, they were now wet and freezing. I’m still trying to figure out exactly who called S&R that day, but somebody got the word out that they were missing right away and by 11:30pm Sunday evening, they were rescued.


They are both safe and sound now, but like I said, we had a bit of a scare Monday morning.

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Team Timex Adopts a Highway



The Boulder crew of the Timex Multisport Team committed to adopting a 2 mile stretch of road for the next 2 years. As adopters, we are required to do multiple clean ups a year so today we did our first round! Although half of the ground was covered in snow, we were all amazed to see how much trash there was and how much more efficient we could be with several more people.


We managed to fill up twice as many bags as we thought and had a blast working together to give back to our amazing community. We plan on inviting more than just Timex team members next time so we can clean up double or triple the amount we did today! Great job team, it’s so great to be apart of such a fantastic group of people.

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