No not really but I grabbed your attention with that title didn't I
But in the news section I have officially signed on the dotted line (actually its not dotted) to ride for the Norco Factory Team throughout the MTB season of 2013. Looking forward to it and even a new teammate Evan Guthrie, yes I had mixed feelings about allowing someone with nicer stache potential than me on the team but he rides bikes fast and with how do the french say "panache" so I'm sure itll be worth it. Welcome to the team Evan. (first rule don't touch my stuff)
Training: Just about to finish up a solid 3 week build, just two more days till a nice rest week. Good mix of road rides, long skis and specific workouts with the old powermeter on the Kreitlers. Felling healthier than years previous at this point in time, seems like I got to skip this years flu.
Skiing has been good, Hardwood is doing a superb job of grooming in tough conditions.
Mandatory Lance Mention : only the first two minutes of that oprah interview were honest everything else was either very grey, or complete and utter BS,
AWI Racing: After a formal conference I message the existing Team Members voted almost unanimously (I dissented) to affiliate the team with the OCA to receive full recognition of our result(s). Invitations are forthcoming, We considered the non-profit club route, but hello paperwork, AGM's etc decided it was worth the extra bones to go "private race team" So if your looking for a race team and don't mind wearing "rustic" influenced clothing then maybe this teams for you. More info to come at www.awi-racing.blogspot.com
Race Calender: Still lots to figure out, but Hell of the North is a spring target for sure, not 100% a race in format, but a challenge for sure.
all for now, watching this guy on TV win the Guinness world record for "The most lies on TV in 60 minutes" award