-From the mouth of a champion. Congratulations Kyle on a season well fought…
We did it! Another season in the books and another year full of struggles, hard work, and satisfaction. This past weekend in Mexico was the final round of the 2016 NAET series and was honestly one of the coolest events I have ever been a part of.
Going into the last race I had a substantial lead in the overall points so I decided to try to put together a little bit of a special bike / kit with the help of all of you guys. The bike was American flag themed, and the kit was a matching red / blue. I was really proud of how it turned out and even though there was a lot of political turmoil surrounding the race it seemed like the Mexican people though it was really cool and were very supportive.
The trails in Mascota were amazing, 6 stages and every single one was technically and physically challenging. I felt like the organizers and volunteers did an amazing job and put together one of the most complete races we have ever ridden. The locals came out in full force to support the race and their local heroes which was really awesome to see and getting to ride with all of the Mexican racers was a real treat.
When all was said and done I was able to grab a third place for the weekend and wrap up my third straight NAET overall title. This one was very different than the last two and after all of the struggles I went though earlier on this season it was such a huge relief to stand on top of the podium again.
For right now I am taking a few days to decompress after a long season, but I have some big and exciting changes taking place this winter and I cant wait to start working towards next year. I am in the best place I think i’ve ever been mentally and I have some big goals in mind on and off the bike for 2017. Thanks again for all of your support and I really appreciate everything.