Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tons of Changes!!!

Ok, first of all, I'm going to stop making promises to update this blog on a regular basis.  The total truth is that there just isn't enough free time in the schedule currently to do a regular update.  It doesn't' mean that we're forgetting about our 1 or 2 loyal readers, it's just real life.  With that said, I hope that each update is exciting and worth the few minutes anyone who fancies reading it might have spent out of their life!

So the biggest and most important change for the Pike's has been our recent move to Charlottesville, VA.  It is without a doubt everything and more than we thought it would be.  As with any move, the initial weeks can be tough, but things are now seemingly coming around to where they should be.  Our jobs are great, our boss and coworkers have been awesome, and the riding has been equally impressive.

Riding and race-wise, we've secured some great bikes for the year.  Both Anne and myself will be on Raleigh Bicycles for this upcoming race season of 2014.  Our weapon of choice is the Talus 29 Pro, a full carbon hard tail 29er with a badass XTR build.  Ours both come in at around 21lbs stock!  We're super happy and thankful to be on such awesome rides this year!

So all in all things are shaping up to be a pretty good season.  We had two XC races lined up, one in Virginia and the other on Long Island, in the month of March, but unfortunately, because of a family issue and the crazy weather (can you say snow!?) we've had, they both had to be missed.  In one regard it was a good thing as I don't think either Anne's or my fitness is where we want it to be.  BUT… it would have been nice to gain a bit of race experience, and therefore fitness, from the two.  Oh, well…  Up next will be the Cohutta 100 at the end of this month.  This will be our first real test of the year and hopefully in four weeks time our fitness will come 'round.  Here's hoping to get in some long rides in the beautiful Virginia countryside!!!

So that's it for now.  Can't promise when the next update will be, but let's hope it's soon! (and perhaps from my better half!!!)  Later skaters!