Somehow the off-season gets a little shorter every year. Nonetheless, the 2012 season is underway and it’s time to get back into the blog scene a little bit. The Texas proXCT got things started off last weekend and this afternoon we’ll race round #2 here at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, CA. Before getting into the race reporting, let’s take it from the top and outline the 2012 season.
This year I’ll be racing in the Momentum Endurance kit with the support of Arizona Cyclist. This has been my go-to shop ever since I first moved to Tucson. Ryan and his staff go above and beyond to help their customers and have certainly defined themselves as the shop for mountain bikes in Tucson.
Crankbrothers has come into the picture in a big way. They stepped up The Race Club and are supporting Chloe this year. They make some excellent product and I’m excited to ride their equipment. More than well designed components, I’ve come to meet some awesome people behind the products and I’m happy to represent this crew.
Clif Bar has been my go to choice for training and racing nutrition for 5+ years now. The variety of options is great when the training workload is high and having my go to favorites for race day makes for zero stress over my nutrition – which we all know is a huge part of performing at 100%. Beyond the best product, I love the fact that Clif Bar hasn’t ‘sold out’ and that Gary has kept fueling his entrepreneur spirit – I can really appreciate that.
I’ve always loved ProGold chain lube and have used it nearly exclusively for several years now. It keeps the chain quiet and shifting well without attracting too much dust. There are few (if any) people who I’ve met that are equally attentive to the cleanliness of their drivetrains so take it from me, this stuff is the best out there. I’ve recently caught on to their other products too and the degreaser/bike wash is fantastic stuff. It works better than dish soap (which is something no other products seem to do). The bike ends up shinier and more grime comes off the drivetrain with less effort.
More updates are soon to follow. I’ll leave you wondering about my new race bike until the next post… Thanks for reading,