Hi everyone, Dean here. My nationals overload was pretty intense. A mountain bike race in New Mexico Saturday, 100 mile ride Sunday (http://app.strava.com/rides/10536014) a full week of hard rides and the Guanella Pass Hill Climb. It is west of Denver and begins in the town of Georgetown at 8500 feet. Guanella Pass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanella_Pass). 3200 feet of climbing in 12 miles. Climb tops out at 11699 feet. I have been riding really strong going into nationals this next week and this race was a huge confidence booster. Even though there aren't any mountain passes in Augusta, GA, 5th place in any P12 race is a motivator. I am ready to bring home the gold at junior nationals this week for Team Specialized!
Summit of Guanella Pass (Mt. Bierstadt in the background is 14,000 feet)