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Upcoming Races

02/29/2020 California MTB Series #1, Vail Lake #1
03/14/2020 California MTB Series #2, Vail Lake #2
03/22/2020 California MTB Series #3, Bonelli Park #1
05/05/2020 Over the Hump Race #1
05/12/2020 Over the Hump Race #2
05/19/2020 Over the Hump Race #3
05/26/2020 Over the Hump Race #4
06/02/2020 Over the Hump Race #5
06/09/2020 Over the Hump Race #6
07/21/2020 Over the Hump Race #7
07/28/2020 Over the Hump Race #8
08/04/2020 Over the Hump Race #9
08/11/2020 Over the Hump Race #10
08/18/2020 Over the Hump Race #11
08/25/2020 Over the Hump Race #12

Matthew Howard

Trabuco Canyon, California

Main FocusMountain Biking
Bucket List RaceSea Otter XC, Epic Rides (i.e. Prescott, AZ), maybe even Leadville!
Post-Race DrinkTart Cherry Juice with chocolate whey protein powder mixed in
Off-Day ActivityRecovering with my BEMER, Pilates, Yoga, Foam Rolling, Stretching, Relax with the family, easy ride with my son

I've been mountain biking for 10 years, started racing locally at the beginner level. I worked with a coach for a year where I learned the basics about training without a power meter. Once I got a power meter (Stages of course!) I changed to another coach and trained for 2 more years (ended in 2016). Wife and I bought a house at the end of 2016 - this and other things in my life made it hard to continue racing so I stopped coaching but continued to ride recreationally. Unfortunately I put on 30 pounds over the next 2 years. Mid 2019 I decided to go back to coaching, racing and training and my weight started to come back down. As I was gearing up for off-season training in early Oct, I crashed on the MTB and fractured my collarbone. I've been able to recover and have re-started off season training. I love to race MTB locally but I want to do some races that are farther away such as Sea Otter and an Epic ride - maybe in a year or two I would consider training for Leadville!


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