24 November, 2010


The 2010 bike season finished up last weekend for me. The final race being Mill City in Stillwater, hosted in part by Oliver from The Bikery, a big thanks to him for the help this year for racing. Time to eat more pastries!
Race went ok, nothing special, I just was not feeling it, I had other things on my mind...

2010 was a pretty decent season for me, spanning 8 months, and around 40 races, it has been pretty busy. Road season was fun, the Synergy team really came together and made things happen. Hopefully we can continue the fun next year.

Post part gravel road race in the thunderstorm.
Making silly faces in Stillwater.

I did a few more mountain bike races then I have in the past also, I really enjoyed those and look forward to maybe doing even more next year. It's really nice to get off the roads, and I did do quite a bit of my riding away from cars, why not race there too!
Things went pretty well too...

Right at the start of the cx season I took part in The Heck of the North. A great bike race up by Duluth that at just over 100 miles, mixes pretty much every aspect of bike racing into one great time. There were even wood bridges to ride over, therefor by default the track is also included. HA!
Anyhow, it was a great race, and ended up being my first win in a few seasons.
Out in the woods
Plus, it's so dang pretty up yonder that it was just fun to be out there.

Then came the cross season, things started off with a number of mechanicals. Including, but not limited too chains dropping, seat posts breaking in half, flat tires, and mental break downs during the race. About half way through I got into the groove and things got much better. The coolest race of the year was by far the State Champs with all the snow and mud, with the following day being pretty fun too. It ended up being a good season, despite not training as much as I had planned on, maybe that made things better...
When this is the start, how can it not be fun? Sloppy, notice the snow packed into my helmet...

The next day it was all mud, fun.

Like I mentioned above, a good year. Now time to have some fun, hopefully some of this
will work it's way into the schedule...

Not only did I finish the bike season this week, but I also finished paramedic school and all associated requirements, and earned one of these
cool looking patches.

Now I just hope I can find myself a job in these parts doing something that I really enjoy!

Keep in tune for winter adventures...

1 comment:

javadavaz said...

it's been fun to cross paths a couple times this season Jake....congratulations on ALL the accomplishments....especially the EMT-P.....not sure how you fit that one into the cracks between the races.....serious kudos!!!