Kalan Beisel's Blog
does time go? That's a good question… I can't believe I'm sitting here at the
end of March and already have three new notches in the ol’ race belt. As
always, 2014 came up on me way to fast, and before I knew it it was January and
I found myself down at CTS with my coach Adam Pulford cracking the whip and
making sure to put the hurt on. Luckily the winter here in Colorado Springs was
rather mild, and time on the trainer was minimal. So I was stoked. Besides
being stoked on the weather and being able to ride my bike outside, I was even
more excited about the new team and racing my bike again!
once did I ever think or consider that my little sister Amy would become my
teammate in the sport of mountain biking. Turns out she is a shredder! After
following me around my whole life and always wanting to hang out with me and
"my friends". She crawled out from underneath a rock three years ago
as a sport racer and now she is one of the top-ranked female mountain bikers in
the country! This makes a big brother proud, so I allowed her to tag along once
more. The brother-sister pro combo turned out to be the perfect fit for Giant
Bicycles and their women's specific Liv-Giant program, thus forming team Giant/Tuff
Shed Off Road Racing. Dream come true, right!
first three rounds of the US Cup/Pro XCT proved to be fast and furious. It’s
awesome to see the US Cup/Pro XCT attract top racers from around the world. Big
thanks to Scott Tedro and USA Cycling for making it happen. It definitely
raised the bar of competition and pushed all of us to our limits. It’s also
great to see the amount of UCI points up for grabs which helps aid us in better
start call-ups at national, world, and olympic competitions. I was happy with
my results and I knew I left it all out there. I'm really looking forward to
round 4 of the US Cup being held in my backyard in Colorado Springs! The
Growler 64, The Eagle 40, Steamboat Stinger, and Breckenridge 100 also on
Colorado race to-do list for 2014. But until then, The Sea Otter is the next
beast to tackle. Off to California.
the sunny side up!
Check back for an update following Sea Otter