A Big JoetoPro Weekend - OKC ProAm and Dirty Kanza!

This time of year is obviously really popular for Key Note events for a lot of activities - cycling included. This past one was BIG for people from Oklahoma City - the J2P crew was no exception. We had competitors all through the ProAm as well as up at the epic Dirty Kanza. 

When you work full time and love your family even more - it can be a challenge to handle the stress of amping up for your "A" events of the year. Heading into events like this it's not just about training stress - but life stress - being ready to race isn't just about your body or mind - its also about the health of your KEY relationships. 

Below are some pictures and captions of how the J2P crew did. We had major successes, big lessons, and even some unfortunate injuries. It's all apart of keeping yourself in the game, learning from both wins and losses, and not losing your nerve to push your limits. 

Jose crushed the Dirty Kanza this year improving his time 1 hr and 40 minutes over last year. 

Jose crushed the Dirty Kanza this year improving his time 1 hr and 40 minutes over last year. 

Russell raced very well in the Cat 5s. He landed a 3rd place on Saturday - Podium!

Russell raced very well in the Cat 5s. He landed a 3rd place on Saturday - Podium!

Justin uncorked a killer sprint after a smart - patience race on Sunday coming in 2nd. 

Justin uncorked a killer sprint after a smart - patience race on Sunday coming in 2nd. 

Coming off his win at Sand Springs Jeremy was racing well coming into the ProAm. But he was behind a crash that banged him & his bike up pretty good. He is well on the mend and will be representing at Tulsa Tough!

Coming off his win at Sand Springs Jeremy was racing well coming into the ProAm. But he was behind a crash that banged him & his bike up pretty good. He is well on the mend and will be representing at Tulsa Tough!

This isn't the kind of picture you ever like to see after a race - Bobby Snyder was rolling well in the Cat 4s Saturday but when a rider dove a corner and slide out it took out many - including Bobby. He broke his collarbone in 5 places. He is through surgery and on the mend. Heads up folks - we are going to have a killer comeback in store!

This isn't the kind of picture you ever like to see after a race - Bobby Snyder was rolling well in the Cat 4s Saturday but when a rider dove a corner and slide out it took out many - including Bobby. He broke his collarbone in 5 places. He is through surgery and on the mend. Heads up folks - we are going to have a killer comeback in store!

My youngest Luther - he is the Kid's Race crusher. He is keeping track, he "won" at Matrix, Sand Springs and now the ProAm Classic. He joins his brother for working on his sprints, actually likes watching Pro cycling on tv, and sleeps in his kit the night before so he can be "ready." I don't think anything is as fun as seeing him have fun on the bike. 

My youngest Luther - he is the Kid's Race crusher. He is keeping track, he "won" at Matrix, Sand Springs and now the ProAm Classic. He joins his brother for working on his sprints, actually likes watching Pro cycling on tv, and sleeps in his kit the night before so he can be "ready." I don't think anything is as fun as seeing him have fun on the bike. 

Super proud of Nehemiah. He is on the younger side of his Junior Age group but he was able to hang onto the stronger riders (Tayton and Michael) and even tried to attack them once! He nailed 3rd Saturday and Sunday. 

Super proud of Nehemiah. He is on the younger side of his Junior Age group but he was able to hang onto the stronger riders (Tayton and Michael) and even tried to attack them once! He nailed 3rd Saturday and Sunday. 

Even I had a good day at the office on Friday night's Cat 2 race. It's always a thrill to race in downtown OKC with a huge crowd of H&8th. This is definitely the biggest win I've had and was a great milestone to reflect on the progress that's been made over the past 5 years. Trying to appreciate the notion of "celebrating the win." But honestly, just made me hungry for more. :)

Even I had a good day at the office on Friday night's Cat 2 race. It's always a thrill to race in downtown OKC with a huge crowd of H&8th. This is definitely the biggest win I've had and was a great milestone to reflect on the progress that's been made over the past 5 years. Trying to appreciate the notion of "celebrating the win." But honestly, just made me hungry for more. :)