So here it is. The off season. What to do now. Sure there are still a few cross races out there, but things are starting to slow down. My off season began Aug 4th following our final big event. I’m not going to lie, I was tired and ready for a break. I figured I would just unplug from bicycles and get away from it all for a spell. But the more I tried to get away the more I just wanted to ride. And so I did. Not any big training rides or well thought out plan, just riding. A couple cross races, a couple big dumb 90+ mile rides, just riding my bike for the fun of it. And that brings us to the 2014 schedule. Wait, how does that bring us the 2014 schedule you ask? Well, with all of that riding I’ve had some time to think it over and here’s what I’ve come up with. I think FTR was a bit much this year. Eight weekends with 11 events, sheesh, what were we thinking? So lets settle down a little here, how about, lets say five weekends, start a little earlier, end a little earlier, maybe a double header or two, maybe not. Sound good? I’m also thinking of adding another Gran Fondo for 2014. I sure have been enjoying getting off the beaten path and finding the road less traveled. So look for some more of that next year. We are real close to having some tentative dates out so stay tuned!