So on Thursday I went to one of the local elementary schools and did a little safety / trick demo for them. We talked about helmet safety and a few other things and then I bunny hopped some teachers! The kids were more that stoked and had a blast, Hopefully they learned some things as well! I am now booked for three more shows this summer and have a bunch of new fans haha!
Then on Friday my teammate Bobby and I went down to Grass-Valley Ca to get some practice in for “Dirty Sanchez Enduro”. This race is a 7 stage Enduro race and is an invite only event, So everyone there was fast. The trails are all man built jump style trails with a fair amount of pedaling and was very well suited to my riding style. On race day things went great, I felt really good all morning and then on one of the stages I had a slip up where the trails made a Y split and I ended up going the wrong way and got tangled up in the tape for a while and had to run back up to the race course. After that mistake I was in 22nd place and pretty much out of the running for the win but still decided go for it and have some fun. I ended up making my way up to 7th place by the end of the day and had a ton of fun this weekend. I am so excited for this season to get into full swing!
Today was the second US Cup of the season at Bonelli Park in San Dimas CA. The cross-country course was loose and fast with some steep punchy climbs and rocky descents. We completed 4 five mile laps averaging about 700 feet of climbing per climb. I had a solid race until lap 4 when I started to cramp in both calves, but managed to pull it together and finish the race in 4th place.
The Super D course was ultimately the back side of the xc course which consisted of a short high speed loose descent where you could drift like no other. The rest of the course consisted of a short flat pavement section into a loose single track climb that led us into a fire road ascent into a long quarter mile flat finish. I finished the Super D in 6:36 seconds which put me on the top step of the podium. Today was a great day minus loosing my Garmin. Thanks to all of our sponsors for your great support!
Bike set up:
Felt Nine series carbon 29er hardtail w/ 2.0 wtb tires and WTB Stryker wheels. Real loose Real fast!
As the season is approaching, hard work, dedication, and new equipment are the keys to our success. We want to thank all of our sponsors for providing us with equipment that will be able to take the abuse that our bikes are about to endure! The shout out goes to Felt Bicycles, SR Suntour, Xpedo Pedals, Dragon Graphics, WTB, and most recently Clif Bar!
“We’re excited to be working with these two young riders,” said Felt Sports Marketing Director Doug Martin. “Being at the forefront of racing technology has always been vital to the Felt brand, and partnering with Casey and Kyle puts us in a great position in the enduro racing game. Our full-suspension bikes will help these guys achieve their goals, and in turn their feedback helps us continue to develop cutting-edge technology for this type of racing.”
Warner heads up a race program in Chico, California, called the Felt Young Guns. The 20-year-old has already posted some impressive results, including fifth at the USA Cycling Pro GRT event in Lake Tahoe, and tenth at the Mt. Hood round of the Oregon Enduro Series.
“My main focus for 2013 is the North American Enduro Tour,” Warner said. “I have been training my butt off all winter and I’m super excited to be riding with Felt again. Depending on the course, I’ll race either my 26-inch Compulsion LT or my 29-inch Edict.”
Today Kyle, Ariana, and myself competed in the Paskenta 100 mile road race which started in Chico Ca, and looped through many smaller towns and finished just outside of Chico. The ride consisted of a 3 mile gravel section and the lead group averaged close to 26 mph while getting sideways on road bikes with caos happening everywhere! It was by far, the best road race that I have ever participated in and the best part was that we were able to do it as a team. We finished the race in 4 hrs and 23 minutes. We want to thank the race directors as well as our sponsors, stay tuned for more updates!