Friday, July 24, 2009

Tahoe Camp & Nationals wrap up

All I can say is, what a trip! We are all so thankful for the opportunity to have experienced our adventure, which started with 10 days of magnificent mountain biking in Tahoe, along with yoga by the lake daily, good food and good company, then racing the Downieville Classic and taking the top-two podiums spots in both junior XC categories and the Sport All-Mountain title. The altitude training was paying off...Then it was on to Colorado for the big show -- the Mountain Bike National Championships. We did everything right leading into the race, and embraced the challenge of racing with the best riders in the country. Coming away with multiple top-10 finishes and a national title were simply icing on the cake.

A huge thanks goes out to our supporters and sponsors of the camp. To the Velo Development Foundation and generous donors, we couldn't have done this without your support. To our fantastic nutritional sponsors, GU and Can Do Kid for providing the best sports nutrition available. GU gels, chomps, brew and Can Do Kid bars are outstanding cycling fuel! To Trek and to Specialized for stepping up in our time of need. To Northwave (thanks, John!) and to Sunshine Bikes. Last but not least, to Elemental Herbs for providing two essentials: sunscreen and herbal cool arnica spray for sore and tired muscles.

We look forward to another great experience and perhaps more top results next year!

A few videos from our trip

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