28 March 2008 | Misc
LUNA Team Camp ’08
Luna Team Camp ’08 wrapped up yesterday. As in years past, our team camp was in Mill Valley in Marin County, and it was absolutely beautiful! My crappy pictures really don’t do it justice. It was so nice to be somewhere where it’s green (and to ride in shorts). Most of the team camp consists of taking part in various photo shoots (riding back and forth on the same section of trail, trying not to touch the poison oak), but we also get all our new team clothing and equipment. It’s always nice to catch up with everyone and get to know the new riders. This year Luna added an X-Terra team, so Shonny Vanlandingham and Danelle Kabush will be racing at those events. Alison Dunlap is still doing clinics at some of the National series races, and Marla Streb will be racing select downhill events. The main cross-country team consists of me, Katerina Nash, Chloe Forsman and new rider Catharine Pendrel. I am really excited about heading into this season with such a strong team- at Fontana we will have six riders!
After three days of photo shoots and getting our new bikes and equipment dialed in, we all piled in the Clifbar Biodiesel truck and headed down to Fontana for the first National Series race. We arrived last night, and headed over to the venue this morning. I got a few laps in on the course, and it’s pretty similar to last year except they shortened the course for the pros (I totally missed the turn-off and some junior had to tell me where it was- oh yeah, very pro….). The course is in pretty good shape- lots of braking bumps, but nowhere near the rutted looseness of the last few years (yet…). So tomorrow is the first race of the season- pretty crazy, but I am looking forward to it.