Tuesday, September 16, 2008

He is the Champion

I know everyone out there is coveting this beautiful trophy with its plastic gold cup on a marble base. Tyler coveted this beauty last year when he got third place in the Hill Climbers Trophy race for his category. But lo and behold last Saturday he pushed himself into having exercise induced asthma to win this baby!! Honestly, it really wasn't about the trophy, this race brings out the best of the best hill climbers in Utah and that is what Tyler is--a hill climber, and he wanted to win, and he achieved that goal!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Father's Amazing Love

I shamelessly stole this from my sister in law Jill's blog. I have seen this video before however not with this song. What an inspiration to all. Now if I can just somehow get my hands on a bike like that for Tyler and Caleb...imagine the possibilities.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Lotoja 2008 is now over and they are looking forward to Lotoja 2009 and helping Kevin get into the 1000 mile club. It was once again a success for them all. The stars aligned for Seth and he recieved a 4th place finish, he deserved it after the last two years. Tyler stayed with the guys--most of the time, won king of the mountain for his category and says it was his most favorite race. After the last feed zone in Alpine, and with only 52 miles to go, Kevin blew a wheel, and Jen raced to the car to get him a new one. Lisa and I raced to our car and I was wondering how the situation had changed and worried that Kevin was then going to have to race to the finish alone. But nothing gave me more pride than seeing that Tyler had sacrificed a top ten finish to stay with Kevin while he fixed his wheel, and then they worked together to the finish. Even with that 15 minute delay they were all able to finish the 206 miles in under 10 hours, that is quite an acomplishment.

Matt, Jim, Tyler, Seth, and Kevin
Ready to head out to the start line

Kevin and Tyler working together to the finish

Tyler is the one in the back just crossing the line

Kevin, Matt, Jim, Tyler and Seth

At the finish line, job well done boys!!

The support crew

Friday, September 5, 2008

Another year, another race already???

Yes folks believe it or not it is Lotoja time again. You know that little 206 mile cycling race from Logan to Jackson Hole all in one day! Tyler's feeling good this year so hopefully he will do well. Wish us luck!