The first race of the year is in the bank and it was a memorable one! The Kona 24hrs of Old Pueblo takes place near Tucson Arizona every year and is the largest 24 hr race in the USA. It was a busy weekend as our whole XC race team, most the higher ups from Kona, and 15 international media were here to have one stellar weekend and promo the new Kona 29′r lineup.

The show kickstarted on Friday as everyone went for a 6 hr ride out in the desert, with the exception of Spencer Paxon who is training for World Cups, and myself. I cant remember the last time I bailed on a ride, but with a 24hr race coming up on the weekend I took the lame option and curled up in my hotel room for the day. I got depressed but laying low was probably the right thing to do. Read more on Cory’s Blog