Man I love Santa Cruz. Just got back last night from a road trip up to Oregon for Christmas and New Years. Went Skiing, saw all the family and drove around is nasty cold slushy snow for hours on end. It was awesome. Now I am enjoying my last few weeks of off the bike time before I have to try and get back into shape for the MTB season. I am going to be doing the full MTB World Cup this year, starting in South Africa in April, so that will be rad. It will be nice to go to races where there are actually people watching and I feel legitimate. It was getting a bit dreary racing at deserted Ski resorts in the summer all over the US, so I am excited for this new experience, even if I get my ass kicked a little bit. Our new mechanic Dusty will be along for the ride, as well and good old boy Sneddon. We are going to do BCBR again this year and try and defend our title. I think Matson is going to try and do it this year to, and maybe he wont puke on every stage like he did this year. Thats about all I have for you right at the moment. I think I am going to start up with the Velonews journal again when the MTB season hits, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Until next time, keep on givn'er!