Russell Finsterwald

    I think the best part is always riding in the big ring, it really helps the motivation!

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Posted In Russell Finsterwald on February 21, 2010

When I saw the weather back home in Colorado Springs heading downhill, I decided to take off for a couple weeks and head south for some warm desert living in Tucson for my final prep before race season. It’s been nothing but sun and 70’s which is a clear upgrade from the cold and snow in Colorado. The trails down here have been a lot of fun but they keep you on your toes because the consequence for failure is more times then not, falling in Cactus. Luckily I’ve been able to keep all two wheels on the ground. The trails are full of twists and turns which constantly keep you using up all the gears on the drive train. I’ve been on the new XX groupo since December and have been extremely satisfied with not only the 2×10 set up, but the entire package as a whole. I think the best part is always riding in the big ring, it really helps the motivation! Earlier this week I rode with team mate Sam Schultz. We went on an epic 5 hour ride and I pointed out to him how nice it is to always be in the big ring. He took me on some trails up Mount Lemmon that were definitely on the steep side of things and he caught me riding in the 26 for a few sections!
Tomorrow it’s back to reality in Colorado until the race season kicks off at the Bonelli Triple Crown.