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Feeling Fortunate

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Keith and I have just started a 3 month road trip/training camp.   With news of an impending snowstorm we packed up our camperized van early and hit the highways before we got snowed in (and a good thing too as Kamloops experienced road closures after we got ~50cm).   What arrived within 24hrs of leaving town! Our sadness at leaving ski season behind diminished 2 days later as we met up with friends in Corvallis Oregon to do some spectacular road riding.   This state definitely deserved more time exploring but we were in search of sunshine and double digit temperatures so continued south. We found what we were looking for in the Napa Valley of California.  After stocking up on some Clif Family wines and ridding travel fatigue with a couple nights and rides in the St Helena area we made our way to ClifBar to say hi and stock up on the food essentials; mojo bars, kits organics and luna protein top the list. The Good Stuff! This place is magic.  We have spent tea

Apparently blogs take an off season too..here's the off season recap

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The fall and winter were awesome.  Now in California I think I'll use the past tense for winter;-) After a busy September, October was play month and we did it well with a road trip to Moab, Utah, Fruita and Grand Junction...A very worthy 40hr detour on our way to Cross nationals in Winnipeg. The last time I was in Moab (2000) I had gone with 4 guy friends from University on the Greyhound bus.  Starting in Bangor Maine it took us 3 days each way for a week of riding.  I was a totally different rider 14 years ago and although I appreciated the unique scenery of petrified rock and tumbleweed rolling down the road way I couldn't make the most of the trails. This time we shuttled the Whole Enchilada and were giddy..well still are from the 3000m descent through alpine, Aspens and desert.  So happy to have my 5" Orbea Occam and Fox dropper post with me for all the rock ledges! Cross Nationals Winnipeg did an amazing job hosting this event.  The course wa