OK, I have really been procrastinating since my last race report; I have actually had a lot to write about but I am a little lazy when it comes to typing out a few paragraphs about bike racing. Since my last report I have had a NMBS in Foutain Hills, Arizona; three World Cups in Europe (Houffalize, Offenburg, Madrid); and then another NMBS in Santa Ynez, California. Now I am back over in Europe for a month and actually have some pretty good news to write about; more about that in a bit.
* NMBS #2 in Fountain Hills, AZ went bingo, bango, bongo. Desert singletrack is just about perfect for me; little climbing and lots of corners. Three races = three wins. After making contact with Johnny T, it appears I need one more XC National win to catch him in the record books with fourteen; I wore some day-glo green circa 1993 Oakley Blades to pay homage.
* We arrived in Belgium and the rain stopped for us. Checked in to our Barbie-sized house where we sampled Belgian beer all week with the staff and our guest travelling companions, Kris "Kron" Sneddon, and Barry "Circus Clown" Wicks of team Kona. Top three beers are now Chimay Bleu, Karmeliet Tripel, and Rochefort 8. Lined up with 260 guys (ridiculous) and tied my PB with a 12th place finish and a solid start to the Euro campaign.
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