Sunday, November 11, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Visual of the past two weeks

Since my last race in Vail, CO I took a two week road trip. One week in Grand Junction, CO and one week in CA. Here are some pictures and videos from the trip!

Riding over the Monument
Riding with Murray our old Professor from College 
Riding the tracks

High in the Mountains

Getting sucked in

Riding Mountain Bikes in Salt Lake City

Road riding in Tahoe

Mountain Biking in California

Thanks for reading,
Ginger 1

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2012 is a Wrap

The 2012 racing season is already done, I finished up my last race on Sunday in Vail, CO. It was the last NCC crit of the year and really the last road event in the states. The race was a tight fast course with some strong teams there. The newly crowned National crit champ Ken Hansen along with some strong teammates to help him out along with a full squad from mountain Khakis helping Luke. Then there were a lot of singe or a few guys on a team. For Exergy it was just Conor and I and the plan was for me to cover dangerous moves and have him sit in for the sprint. Everything was going to plan and I even grabbed a $500 prime in the process, then with 7 laps to go our plan got derailed. Conor flatted and it was already outside the free laps so it was up to me. I already burned almost all my matches during the race but I had to find something extra so we could walk away on a high note. I fought up front in the wind in the remaining laps to stay safe and good position. With half a lap to go Luke attacked and I felt like I was able to go but with such a narrow course there was no where to move so I had to settle for 5th. Not bad for the last race of the year.

Vail Crit, Single file!


Last few laps
Fall Colors

Now I am in Grand Junction for the week visiting friends and maybe a little riding. Then I am off to Tahoe on Friday to ride with our coach and friends and just have fun. So no more serious training or riding for a while now. This is the time of year your body can actually recover and feel like a normal person again with no ache and pains. Just have fun and let the body and mind relax. I am super excited to just chill and have fun before I ramp up for 2013 season.
I am very happy to say I will be riding the Team Exergy colors again in 2013! Its going to be a great year and I am looking forward to another great year once I rest up a bit.
Enjoy the photos over the past few weeks.

OFF Season


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Ginger 1

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coming up Next!

Racing is pretty much done for the season. There is one more NCC crit in Vail, CO on September 30th only two hours from my home in Boulder, CO. I took it easy last week on the bike when the USA Pro Cycling Challenge raced through my back yard. I was pretty bummed not being able to race the race but I made the best of the situation. I went to a couple of stages and cheered on Team Exergy as they took on the best riders in the world.
So this next month I will be getting ready for that one last crit of the year. It will be very nice to stay at home and train for a month on familiar roads and sleep in my own bed! Once the race is over I will be heading east two more hours to visit my college town, Grand Junction, CO! I will be able to meet up with friends and past teammates and hopefully ride with the revamped Colorado Mesa University cycling team ran by Rick Crawford!!! I Will spend about a week there then head to Tahoe California for the 2nd year in a row for a week of riding with Conor, our coach Jeff Mozingo, Marty, Josh Geiszler I hope and Rob Nichols. So if your are going to be in GJ the first week in October or Tahoe the 2nd week in October let me know so we can go ride!!
SpiderTech keeping me together off the bike!

Hiked Mt Bierstadt 14,060
River crossing

If you were unable to be on Flagstaff for stage 6 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge here is a taste

A little Video Kenny made

A Trailer I made for Kenny

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The end is near....

I really can't believe it is already July 24th, time is really flying and I want it to slow down. Usually around this time I am looking forward to a break from the bike and racing but this year I want more. I already had a nice break from racing mid season and now I only have two more races left on my schedule.
This weekend is the US Pro crit nationals in Grand Rapids Michigan. It is going to be the top US pro crit riders battling for the stars and stripes jersey at the finish. We have a very strong team going for Team Exergy, Quinn Keough, Conor Mullervy, Zac Davies, Logan Loader and myself. Look for updates from the race on my twitter, I am expecting big things.
Getting the positioned dialed on the TT bike
After nationals we head over to Chicago for the Tour of Elk Grove starting the following Friday. It opens up with a prolouge followed by two hard circuit/crit races. There is going to be big teams there with there big guns. This will be my last race of the year so I have nothig to hold back or save for the following weekend.
Tom Coleman getting Conors TT bike dialed for Tour of Elk Grove

New Bonts getting molded by Foot Dynamics Boise
I am very happy with my season so far but just can't believe how fast it has gone.
After a motor pacing session
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Ginger 1

Monday, July 2, 2012


Well I have been back in Boulder now for close to a month after a hard two months of racing every week. I love racing my bike and helping my teammates win bike races but you come to a point in the season where you need to hit the reset button. I had the opportunity to continue racing for another two weeks before my break but I had to turn it down. You will rarely see me turn down a bike race but I knew my body and my mind was screaming at me to take a deep breath.
Good riding with friends

Your body is a lot like a car, you need to keep fuel in it to keep moving forward. But if you leave the car running for a long period of time it will die. That is just like racing every week without a break. Your will run out of gas and you will need to re-jump your battery because it died. My body needed the same thing, my engine was just cooked and needed a jump. So I knew I needed to come home rest for a bit recharge the battery and train hard for the second part of the season. It is very important in this sport to really know your body and listen to it when it throws a red flag.
A mid season break is nice it is both physically and mentally important. Coming back home it is very relaxing knowing you will be sleeping in your own bed for more then a few nights before you head to the next race. You don't have to stress about being somewhere at a certain time you can cook your own meals and get back on a correct diet. Living on the road out of a suitcase is sometimes hard to keep a constant diet. You get to hang out with family and friends and just relax and take your mind off of racing for just a bit. After a break you will come back to racing fresh and be ready to compete at your highest level.
Speed work behind the scooter
I am ready to leave for Canada in just a couple of days for the Tour of Delta. I am super excited to go back to this race and see the improvement from last year. There is an Extra motivation this year to go with good legs because my teammate Ben Chaddock just won Canadian crit nationals and is the National crit champion. He will be wearing the national jersey proudly in front of a home crowd and I hope I can help him win a race or two in that jersey while we are over there.

Ben making it look easy!

Bens new jersey!

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Ginger 1 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

BIG transition

I have been racing crits all year as many of you know. The last two weekends was a big shock to the system by having US Pro road race nationals in Greenville SC then the following weekend was Philly. These two races are very prestigious races in the US and were big races for the team. I knew I had the fitness but maybe not the climbing legs I would need. Either way I was going to give it a 100% and see where is took me.
This was my first Pro nationals and I was very excited but also very nervous. Our main goal was to get Freddie a 4th national title. The course was the same as the last 7 years with a good 9 min climb in it. I knew this was going to be my Achilles heel. My job was to just hang in as long as I could and help Freddie with anything he needed, fetch water, bring to the front, ride the front. Long story short I only lasted half the race and was pretty bummed but also it was a new style of racing from the past 1.5 months 1.5 hr-120 miles. In the end a break went on the last climb and Timmy Duggan on Liqigas soloed for the win and Freddie top 20.
Then Philly, I watched this race every year since I started racing and I knew it was a big race. I was in the same shoes as I was last week but in Philly it had a lot shorter climb that suited my riding style. It was pretty crazy riding the course and have never actually riding it before I felt like I road it multiple times from watching so many editions. Again my role was to keep Freddie fresh, it was a hot day so this meant going back to the car to get lots of water. In the end Freddie got 3rd and I finished 3 min of the lead group after all my duties early in the race.

Check this link for a video of Philly!

Now I am enjoying some R&R after racing full on and being on the road for close to two months. I will be in Boulder for close to a month before the second half of the season. I am very happy with the season so far and really look forward to what the race of the year has to bring.

Other news Kenny finally got a twitter. Follow him  @KWithrow3x
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Ginger 1