Well, Summer time has officially landed; at least here in Pewaukee, WI. Currently, it is about 94 degrees Fahrenheit with 75% humidity. Yes, that is VERY hot!
Maria and I are here in town staying with Bob and Mary Eloranta while we conduct high school as well as Master skier clinics this week. We have high school clinics Monday through Friday for 1.5 hours starting at 4 p.m. We also have a Women’s only clinic tonight from 6-8 p.m., and an open Master skier clinic on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. as well. These clinics are a great way to give back to the area that made Maria into the elite skier that she is now. I also enjoy doing the clinics because I spent a Summer down here working at the Bicycle Doctor and this area is great for training and has a really active and generous ski community.
As far as my training and life has gone up until this point, I have been busy working at Farmer Q’s while home in Marquette. I was able to sneak away for two consecutive weekends in May and race my mountain bike back in my hometown of Rhinelander at the RASTA Rally one weekend and the Crystal Lake Classic which is part of the WORS series the next. Both races were really fun thanks to the Rhinelander area for putting on the races, and a big thanks to Wayne Fish who has pretty much single-handedly built all the amazing single track at the Camp Tesomas race venue. I had one of my best mountain bike races at the 22 mile Crystal Lake Classic where I won my first WORS series medals for placing 3rd in the 19-29 age class. I was having a REALLY good race until about two miles left where I blew up big time and lost about ten places overall. I hope to keep the good bike form going this Sunday at the Superior Bike Fest up in Marquette where I will race the 24 mile mountain bike race.
Stay tuned to find out how it goes.