USA Mountain Bike Pro Racer, Jeff Hall

Sunday, December 30, 2007

SALSA CYCLES, Jeff Hall @ Mount Snow, Vermont: USA MTB National Championships (7/20/07)

The USA National Championship is a one day race. It was held at one of the classic courses in the USA. Mount Snow, VT, has been around since the early 90's. This was our 5th trip here to race.

With a 9th place finish here and some very good UCI points (30 points), Vermont was a solid race.

Jr. sporting Dad's, Wisconsin Off Road Series number.
Jr. getting a few downhill tips.
1st lap
Jeff & Todd Wells
The kids watching the U23 pro race.

This trip was a family affair, with Melissa and the 2 kids along. We drove to Vermont and continued on to the National in North Carolina the following week.

SALSA CYCLES, Jeff Hall @ Mount Snow, Vermont: USA MTB National Championships

Sunday, December 16, 2007


The last couple of months have been fun to catch up with my family and spend some cold days outside with my kids. Sledding and ice skating are some of my favorites I used to do growing up. Still riding a bit to work, it's been fun to just ride and not train. Enjoy the holiday's.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

SALSA CYCLES, Jeff Hall @ St. Felician, Quebec Canada: World Cup #5 (6/30/07)

"DNF": it was bound to happen with all the travel.

Fly to Montreal, Rental car was screwed up, 3 hours to get out of Montreal. Drive 350 miles to the end of the road in northern Quebec in a pounding rainstorm, through Moose country. We saw 3 or 4 along the side of the road. Get to this little town about 3:00 AM. Sleep for 4 hours then drive 2 hours to the race site. Get there and they changed the schedule, Jeff can't ride the course till 4:00 in the afternoon. So we hang around 4 hours, cold and damp. Drive back to our hotel, then he races the next day. You can get the idea. Jeff raced about an hour, then pulled out, Just had nothing that day. Most of the Americans were way off the pace too. Six major races, one every week, that started in Germany back in May. It went Germany, Austria, Austria, Utah, Quebec and again in Quebec. That is the most grueling travel schedule we have ever raced. Jeff has 1 week off to recover and it was off to Vermont for the USA National Championship Race.

In the meantime, there wasn't any pictures this race. I pulled together a few European pics.

Planning out the next destination, in our hotel room in Austria.

Pictures above are from Austria, including a castle that was built in the 1200's, that they are reconstructing. The pictures below are from Luxemburg and Belgium.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

SALSA CYCLES, Jeff Hall @ Mont St-Anne, Canada: World Cup #4 (6/23/07)

Waiting for the racers call up to the line.

Start lap of the mens race.

Adam Craig: USA
53rd place, best World Cup finish of 2007, Mont St-Anne. Gathered 15 more UCI points. Gaining UCI points every race in the last 8 races.