Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Park City Clinic

This Friday afternoon at 4:00 is the last clinic I have scheduled for Park City for this fall! There is still TONS of swag from: Stans NoTubes, Jamis Bikes, Gaerne Cycling USA, GIZMO SOCKS, Mt. Borah, Julbo USA, Elevated Legs, RxBar, Kuat Racks , Elete Electrolytes and every participant gets a set of ESI Grips! Discount codes to all the above companies as well as LW Coaching, Backcountry Research and Inside Ride.
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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!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Masters National Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/08/2014

 

Erica Tingey of Team Jamis Crowned US Masters National Champion in the Time Trial and Road Race

Two National Titles for Tingey – 2014 Time Trial and Road Race Champion

 

Salt Lake City, UT: The 2014 Masters Road National Championships took place in Ogden, Utah this past week. Team Jamis rider, Erica Tingey was crowned National Champion in not one, but two separate disciplines. On Wednesday, September 3rd, Tingey competed in the Time Trial event at Antelope Island, setting what would become the fastest female time of the day of 49 minutes, 11 seconds, a full 1 minute and 14 seconds ahead of the next fastest competitor. Tingey battled the heat and cross winds to secure the championship win aboard the Jamis Xenith T.  Of particular note, this was Tingey’s first ever race on a time trial bike!

 

Just two days later, on September 5th, Tingey raced the 73 kilometer Road Race, starting and finishing at the Snowbasin Ski Resort. Staying with the main pack on the two laps around Pineview Resevoir, Tingey was able to set the pace on the final climb, whittling down her competition until the final few kilometers. As the road shot upwards, Tingey put in a ferocious turn that distanced her from the other competitors. She finished a full 45 seconds ahead of second place, earning the National Champions jersey once again and setting the fastest women’s time on the course. Again, this was Tingey’s first road race since becoming a professional mountain biker 5 years ago. She raced the Jamis Xenith with Stan's NoTubes Alpha 340 wheels.

 

About Erica: Erica Tingey has raced professionally for Team Jamis as a cross-country mountain bike athlete for the past two seasons. She has raced domestically, earning 3rd overall in the 2013 ProXCT and has also raced internationally at several mountain bike World Cups. Tingey is a wife and mother to a 6 year old boy.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Mountain Bike Skills and Nutrition Clinics

I've scheduled my mountain bike skills and nutrition clinics! These are for women and men. On 9/6 I will lead a skills clinic which will be followed by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig of Whole9life talking about Paleo nutrition for athletes. We will serve a gourmet paleo dinner as well. Additionally, each participant will receive samples, swag and discount codes from each of my sponsors! 
The clinic on 9/6 will also be filmed by Jamis Bicycles for use in a short film. Comment below or email me with any questions! Erica@Ericatingey.com