Big things are happening for 2012. I have formed a few new partnerships for the year. I am extremely proud to announce that I will be riding Orbea bikes and rocking Orca wetsuits and gear! Orbea and Orca are distributed throughout Canada by a local distribution company Podium Imports (http://www.podiumimports.ca). I am thrilled for the chance to work with an amazing company in Orca and Orbea, while at that same time, staying local and helping to make my friends at Podium more successful. A big thanks to everyone at Podium Imports (Brian, Olly, Jonny, Alex and Geoff) for helping get this setup.
I am also pleased to announce that I will be equipping these rides with Shimano and Pro products. Shimano has been the industry leader for as far back as I can remember and I can't wait to get on a DI2 electronic shifting bike. The ability to shift from the aerobars and the basebar is something that will make a huge difference in my race performance. I remember when I was in junior high and I dabbling in Mountain Biking we would always ooohh and ahhhh about the top end Shimano products. It didn't matter what else was on my bike, I had an XT derailleur and that was the ultimate symbol of cool!
What I am even more pumped for is the racing! I have listed a 2012 race schedule on the right that includes races up until the big show, the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. I will be adding a few other local events and possibly some relays or even a Gran Fondo or two to the mix.
I won't say too much more as the plan is to write a weekly blog from here on out, and I want to save some material for next week. I will post some photos from the past holiday season.
Until next time, train hard and Get Ugly Out There!