Now I have to Pony Up

From a personal note, I’ve been selected to race on the MelRad Racing team.  This team of 3 professional and 11 amateur athletes to race in the XTERRA US Points Series, select Ironman 70.3 events and select mountain bike events.

The team is led by reigning 3x USA Overall XTERRA Series Champion and 3x XTERRA World Champion Melanie McQuaid.  Melanie returns in 2010 planning to race events on the XTERRA and Ironman 70.3 calendar while dabbling in mountain bike events.  While focused on making an effort to win a fourth world title, Melanie will be personal coach or mentor for all members of the MelRad Racing team and will help all to have the raddest season ever.

So what does this mean? 

For me, it means training and learning from some really great mentors and teammates.  It also means I have to pony up and not be a slacker.  <grin>

For you, it means you can also learn, listen, read up and get some great tidbits and stories from the MelRad blog.  All of our team will be blogging on the site keeping you up to date as we race hard and have fun.

So hop on over to and find out more information about the team.  Don’t forget to check back often as the teammates start to blog about the adventures.

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