It’s already November, and the cross country season has long come to an end. The past year has been pretty awesome. I’ve raced a ton, trained even more and learned a lot.
I raced cross country on my Grammo Toa, nicknamed Marvin the Martian. That bike took me to new heights all season. From a podium finish at Sea Otter Classic, to winning the Folsom Cyclebration Stage Race in the open expert class, to winning US Nationals in Cat 2. That bike has handled everything I’ve thrown at it. I’ve also been able to race on a Grammo C3 for the last two road seasons. I’ve raced crits, a few road races on it and a ton of training rides. It’s been by far the best road bike I’ve had yet. I raced cyclocross on a carbon Grammo cross bike that stood up to everything I threw at it, from hopping barriers to crashes (lots of crashes). I got countless compliments on the appearance, weight, and the smooth, snappy riding that all three of my Grammo bikes offered.
I’m so grateful for my time riding and racing Grammo bikes, and the support that the guys at Unreal Cycles have given me. Without it I wouldn’t be where I am today.
But with the New Year, I’m moving to a new chapter in my racing career. I have the opportunity to race for an elite junior development team with 19 other junior riders. It’s a huge opportunity and I’m stoked to be a part of it. 2012 has been a great year of riding great bikes with great people. I’m ready for 2013 and all the new adventures it will bring. I’m stoked that I will be racing Grammo carbon wheels on my road and mountain bikes next season. Stay tuned for updates in the coming year.
Keep chasing, and always follow your dreams.