Geoff Ulmer checks in with updates on his racing season.
"Hello Everyone !!!!
Winter is almost a memory, hockey season is over and I’m riding bikes again. I’ve been putting road miles in during the past month, but this past weekend I got some downhill time in at my trails. I want to be in ready for my first race of 2010.
I was recently selected to race The UCI Pan-American Championships in Guatemala City, April 11th. This is my first selection to an Elite/Pro USA Cycling Team and I’m pretty happy for that. I saved enough over the winter to get there, so I won’t have to worry about getting there.
My schedule is packed with great events and my goals are high once again this season. I really will have to do my best all season to get selected to the USA Cycling World Championship Team this year. The past two years I was selected as a junior. This season I will be trying to get selected as an elite/pro rider. I have raced in the elite/pro class for the past couple years but not at the natinal or world champs. The World Championships are in Mount Saint Anne, QC, I’ve also race there before and know the track quite well.
I’m excited that the USA has a World Cup for the first time in many years. The race is at Windham Mountain, NY and only a few miles from my home. I’ve raced there several times. I’m really hoping for a good result..
After concentrating solely on downhill racing for the past few years, I will make a return to gated 4x racing. I have experience racing BMX when I was younger and that will help. It will make my weekends much busier, but should increase my exposure for sponsors.
My gear for 2010 has started to come in and I’m very happy with all the companies I represent and would like to thank them a ton for helping me. Without my supporters I would not be able to compete.
Keep an eye out for me on my website: geoffulmer.com. I will be posting helmet cam runs at all the races I attend.
I once again want to thank everyone that helped me get to the World Champs last year in Australia. I learned a valuable lesson in giving. In retrospect I was happy with my 15th place finish considering the track did not suit me or any North American rider well. I was the fastest junior competing from North America so that me me feel better.
I’ve had a sucessful year in school and have been busy getting ready for college, I’ll be studying engineering is college. I’m not sure where that will take me, I’m just going to do my best and enjoy the ride.
Expect to receive several updates throughout the season and hopefully with many podium pictures. If you do not wish to receive my updates, please reply and I’ll take you off the list."
- Geoff Ulmer