Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19th mountain bike skills clinic

For my second clinic of the fall I kept it smaller so I could focus on these women that were trying to improve their skills but not thinking about racing. I was able to give them personalized attention and identify areas for them to improve. In the end they all improved dramatically and we had a blast! 

Since we were a small group they each got to choose a pair of Julbo sunglasses!
Additionally they got socks, t-shirts and all sorts of fun swag from Jamis Bicycles, Stan's NoTubes, ESIgrips, Backcountry Research,  Borah Teamwearelete ElectrolytesGaerne, Gizmo SocksKuat Racks, Backcountry Research and RxBars. My clinic participants also get discount codes to the above companies as well as LW Coaching, and Inside Ride.

Amelia, Erica, Lauren, Jenny

Amelia

Lauren

Jenny

Thanks to all my sponsors for the awesome swag!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mountain Bike Skills and Paleo Nutrition by Whole9

We had gorgeous weather for my skills and nutrition clinic on September 6th. We worked on skills on the mental side of riding and racing then moved up to Trailside Park to apply all of it on the dirt.  Everyone made huge improvements and gained more confidence in bike handling!
After our skills session we returned to a private home for a gourmet paleo meal. While eating, Melissa of Whole9 talked to us about paleo nutrition for athletes and how the Whole30 can be a good tool in the off season.
After all the learning and a beautiful evening I distributed socks, t-shirts and all sorts of quality samples and swag from Julbo, Jamis Bicycles, Stan's NoTubes, ESIgrips, Backcountry Research,  Borah Teamwearelete ElectrolytesGaerne, Gizmo SocksKuat Racks, Backcountry Research and RxBars. My clinic participants also get discount codes to the above companies as well as LW Coaching, and Inside Ride.

Callie, Alex, Mylissa, Erica, Scott, Kristin, Tamara, Shawna, Lyna

Melissa of Whole9

Paleo dinner


Paleo desserts

Melissa, John, Erica, Scott, Mylissa, Kristin, Shannon
Callie, Tamara, Alex, Shawna, Lyna

With Kristin

Callie and Tamara

Shannon


Melissa, my dear friend!

Lyna 

Mylissa

Tamara



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Interbike Dirt Demo at Bootleg Canyon








Monday, September 15, 2014

Mountain Bike Radio

I was interviewed by the awesome Danielle Musto on Mountain Bike Radio a few months ago and forgot to put the link up. You can find the interview here:
http://www.mountainbikeradio.com/girls-gears/erica-tingey/

USAC Article

USA Cycling Article:


(Sept. 3, 2014) – The first 30 Stars-and-Stripes jerseys were decided on Sept. 3 at the 2014 Masters Road National Championships in Ogden, Utah, as the bison-inhabited Antelope Island played host to the time trials competition.
  
Dean Phillips (Wenham, Mass./Fit WERX) took gold in the men’s 35-39 time trial, crossing in 44:22.15 and leading Jamey Yanik (Boise, Idaho), who finished in 44:38.10, and Stephen Haroldsen (Salt Lake City, Utah/Ski Utah-Plan 7), who wrapped up third in 44:57.64. Hometown rider Erica Tingey (Salt Lake City, Utah) paced the field on the women’s side in 49:11.89, besting Kathleen Giles’ (Monterey, Calif./Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team) 50:25.85 finish and Jennifer Schumm’s (Greenwood Village, Colo./Groove Subaru Excel Sports) 51:45.67 mark.
 
“It was really special,” Tingey said. “I wanted the Stars-and-Stripes really bad; I worked really hard for this. I haven’t really done too many TT’s before, honestly, but I knew I was ready for this one.”
 
Article continues at: http://www.usacycling.org/race-against-the-clock-kicks-of-masters-nationals-action.htm

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Masters National Championships Road Race

Like the TT, the Masters National Championships Road Race was sort of a last minute planning and major group effort. Massive thanks to Jamis for sending the Xenith and to Stan's No Tubes for sending their ZTR Alpha 340's. My bike was so light, agile and stiff. The exact combination I needed to attack the last climb and put a 43 second gap on the second place!

Stan's ZTR Alpha 340s

John and Erica

John, Erica and Tony

Warming up on my insideride,com rollers

Start line, SO different from an xc start where all the women crowd to the front and gun it 100% off the line!

Victory!


Masters National Championships Time Trial

After 12 rides and on my new TT bike, I won the Masters National Championships Time Trial! So many people came together to get this to happen in such a short amount on time. This was an idea I had about 6 weeks ago. So then  Jamis sent me the Xenith TT bike 5 weeks ago. Mt. Borah did a rush order to get the skin suit delivered a few days before and I got a hold of the wheels to race the night before! Jeff Louder spent some time with me dialing in my position and helping me figure out pacing and other details of the race. Then he came out on race day for race support and guidance. It made all the difference to have him (and his parents) there! I raced my heart and lungs out and couldn't be any more stoked about laying down the fastest women's time of the day by 1'14" at 49:11.
Stars and Stripes were earned. An achievement beyond any dream I could have hoped for just a handful of years ago!


Pinning the number on


Warming up, exactly to Jeff's specifications! 

3 minutes to race start. So nervous I couldn't even look around.

2 minutes to race start

When I got the news that I had won!
Happy Coach, happy racer!

Jeff and Erica

My first Stars and Stripes jersey!