Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2010 Schedule

This is my 2010 race schedule as it looks right now.  Looks like a busy year!

2010 Race Schedule

See you at the races,


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

12 Hours of Temecula - Preliminary Results and Photos from Vail Lake, California

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Tinker Juarez Gets First Win for Cannondale Factory Racing

Tinker Juarez, still racing in his MonaVie kit, puts the wood to the competition at 12 Hours of Temecula

After a week of rain the blue skies returned for the 12 Hours of Temecula. Tinker Juarez (Cannondale Factory Racing) dominated the field by completing 12 laps in 9 hours 51 minutes. Juarez consistently ticked off lap times just under 50 minutes.

Last year's series winner Allan La Framboise did his best to stay close to Juarez before encountering mechanical problems late in the race.

Pro Men

1, Tinker Juarez (CFR) 12 laps
2, Allan La Framboise 10 laps
3, Bryan Van Vleet 10 laps
4, Jared Fisher 9 laps

Posted by at 12:26 PM
Labels: california, endurance race

Tinker's-Calderona in Spain

From time to time I get a great email that stays in my mind forever.  This is one of them!  Jose - yes I am crazy for mountain biking too!  I look forward to meeting all of you next time I am in Spain!  But I will need a translater.
Thanks for the great email.

Hi Tinker!,
 Let me introduce myself, my name is Jose and I am from Valencia, in the East coast of Spain. I belong to a group of around 15 friends who are crazy for mountain biking. Our discipline is Enduro and we are called Tinker-Calderona Group in honors to you (being Calderona the name of the mountains where we usually ride in Valencia). This is an unofficial group created in 1991.

We usually ride every weekend and also in bank holidays. Recently, we have prepared DH jerseys with a cartoon of you with the name of the group (we hope you do not mind!). Please attached you will find some pictures of us with the DH jerseys we usually wear in ours rides. I pushed hard to get all of them to wear the jersey, but they are like kids!

We also have unofficial national meetings with other crazy people for mountain biking and we proudly attend with our jerseys.  We do not know if you have scheduled any visit to Spain, but for us it would be great if we had the chance to meet you at some point.
 Just a question, do you speak Spanish? If so, please I would like to have some words from you to the group.

Thank you so much for your time and best regards from Spain.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Upcoming Race Schedule

We've been working on the race schedule for 2010 and have it shaping up nice, but we have some exciting news and changes for the season we can't post yet. For now, we wanted send an update with the first race on the 2010 schedule and our adventures towards home purchase.

Despite all this rain here in southern California, I am heading to Temecula for the first race in 2010 at the 12 Hours of Temecula at Vail Lake on January 23. We hope to get the whole family and some friends out there to enjoy it with us and also to race, so keep checking for an exciting race story! Ha! Especially if it keeps raining like this....

We think we will finally wrap up the home purchase late this month or early in February. We have learned that home buying and selling is not so easy these days and the banks and appraisals are ultra conservative. Enough of that...we cannot wait for this to be over. Seriously.

So 2010 looks like it will be awesome - with the most focus on training hard, recovering better, and moving furniture and stuff around until it is just exactly in the right spot!

Ciao for now,