Hi, I am Cooper Ott! I race professional enduro on the Trek/Honey Stinger/ Bontrager mountain bike team. I spent my summer traveling to races in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and even British Columbia!
This year my race season started at the beginning of May with a win at the Moab Enduro Cup and ended with a win at the Vail Outlier Enduro. Although, the conditions could not have been more different. Moab was warm and dry and Vail was cold and wet! The season had its ups and downs. Suffering a flat tire at the first Big Mountain Enduro Series stop in Santa Fe, and catching a nasty bug just in time for the Whistler EWS were amongst the lows. Winning the GoPro Games Vail enduro, and conquering my fears of drops were among the highs. After a full season of bike racing it feels great to switch things up and incorporate gym workouts into my routine. It is important to give my mind and body a rest from the bike but still be active.
Along with racing one of the highlights of my summer/fall was coaching for the Crested Butte Development Team. This summer I got to coach an amazing group of middle school shredders and in the fall I switched gears and rode with the high school girls! I am still in awe at some of the rides that these girls accomplished this year. With rides like, Doctors Park, Deer Creek, and 401, the mountain biking world better watch out because these ladies shred!
As I look outside my window and see the snow is piling up, I can’t help but think about skiseason. I have recently started working out at CB South Fitness, and can already see a change in myself. I may not see physical change in just two weeks… but I see a change in my mental attitude. I am excited to switch up my routine of long trail rides to awesome gym workouts to keep me strong for skiing and fit and agile into the next mountain bike race season. I am motivated to work on my weaknesses and continue to build on my strengths.
Now as a member of CB South Fitness, all I need to do is grab my back pack and bike two blocks over to the gym where I have a new workout and new exercises that will challenge me in a totally different way! I am stoked!