Since the end of 2017 Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro Series, I have been training in the gym, practicing my skills on the bike, working on my conditioning on the trails, and practicing the course for the opening race of 2018. The season is upon us with the opening round in Bellingham, Washington. Larrabee State Park has become one of my favorite places to ride. The views, the climbs, the trails. This is post is bare when it comes to pictures, but that’s because I hope that you follow my Instagram Story as I’m intending to post pictures throughout the day.
Over the winter I have spent a lot of time practicing on the bike pictured above, my Chromag Stylus riding on flat pedals. The bike I’ll be racing on is my Santa Cruz Nomad riding clipped in. The trail skills I’ve honed through out the off season have become apparent when I start my first descent on the Nomad.
The 2018 Mountain Bike Race Season marks the begining of the third decade of my participation in mountain bike racing. It is going to be an amazing year of racing. Not only will I be racing, but I’ll be coaching. I am very excited that not only will some of the high school racers be participating in Washington Student League Races, but will also be racing some of the Cascadia Cup Enduro Races!
As I’ve shared previously that this season is all about self care. Being Selfishly Optimistic about my efforts. Doing what I need to do to ensure my success this season.
How does this all connect back to the premise Primitive Optimism? It’s about moving forward from where we are. It’s really that simple.
What are you doing for self care and live primitively optimistic?