Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Update! News and Weston MTB Classic Report!

Eric G here, back with the latest in the South Florida MTB scene! Been a while since our last report so there's plenty of info to update on.

Bike TechIn team news, we're excited to announce Bike Tech has continued it's support as our Primary Sponsor for 2013-2014! They've been great to us and really getting back to the MTB community down here. We're glad to have the support of a great shop like them. We've also picked up a few more sponsors in ESI Grips and Vredestein Tires. We'll provide full sponsor details for the upcoming season in another update soon!

As a team we've mostly laid low since the first round of the US Cup/SERC Series in March. Days and weekends are spent mostly training and working on the skills, while throwing in some occasional races. Julio, Alex and Eric Norris had great success in the kickoff race of the Down2Earth Full Moon series, each landing on a podium spot and Alex actually leads his class after 2 events. Appearances at the Fakawi 50 and 40 Miles of Virginia Key have been on the schedule as well. As for me, unfortunately I'm recovering from a back injury that has me off the bike for a few weeks now. It's not fun, but hopefully I'll heal up soon to resume training.

I have gotten better enough to at least pedal on my bike again, so I dusted off the trust Spark this weekend and made an appearance at the Inaugural Weston MTB Classic, a 40 mile race at Markham park. 6 weeks off the bike and a herniated disc means there was no way I was racing. Instead I'd have some fun behind the camera and chase the racers around as best I could. I changed things up and came in with the goal of getting enough video to put a nice highlight show together. As for the race Bob McCarty pulled away about half way though the 8 lap event to take the Overall win. Allison Anjos and Bala Almeida would keep it close throughout the day with Allison pulling away for 2nd on the last lap.

Thanks for following along with us. Check out the video below for the highlights!