As far as what’s in store for 2015 here are some of the highlights and changes on the way. It should lead to one heck of a year.
Kelly Benefit Strategies Elite
Should be a great year!
For me it was key to have someone that was not only good at setting a training plan but also someone that knew the business of cycling and the tactical side. I’m barely any more seasoned than your standard Cat 5 and learning how things works is as important as anything.
Considering that I picked up on a tip from good friend Tyler Cloutier to talk with Curtis Winsor out of Crozet. After two years on Pro teams (Kenda and Mountain Khaki, now SmartStop) Curtis is racing for KBS with me this year. He is a tactical master and has ridden at the top level and knows what it takes to get there. After working with him for 4 months or so I think it has been a huge benefit and have definitely seen big improvements. Plus who wouldn’t want to be coached by a former boy band member?
So FYC, but for now I’m going to stick with mine.
Santa Cruz Tallboy
In order to hold you over between now and the first races in early March be on the lookout for event recaps from Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals and trip details from the fiasco that was CX Nats.