Archive for May, 2011

Montana Life by Brendan Halpin

Training, racing, coaching, cold beer and injuries. Brendan Halpin checks in from Missoula, MT. Click here to read his update.

7 days in Europe

Owen and Ty hopped a flight to Europe and seven days and 3,100 kilometers later they’ve covered the bases for TCH’s July camp in France and checked out the Tuscan villa for Spring of 2012.

To keep it light, fast, and flexible no travel reservations were made. No extras were carted.

A week of sleeping under the stars.

A nice pad and sleeping bag is all you need for a European recon mission. Olive orchards are a nice place to sleep


This spot should work just fine

Rallying the roads, checking the routes and enjoying the beautiful views.

High speeds and nice sunsets were aplenty

Chamonix, France

and eating the local fare.

The local farmers markets were almost a daily occurrence

Their French and Italian is to the point where they can politely order a chocolate croissant and coffee with ease.

Under the Tuscan sun...

The last day in Tuscany was capped with a swim in a Tuscan lake east of Montepulciano; and a losing game of fooseball with two eight year old Italian boys before heading back to France. The last day was spent catching up on emails in Chamonix and dinner in Annecy.

Annecy, France is a nice place to end a road trip

All in all it was a great trip. The Cycling House crew is looking forward to basing out of the French Alps in July to watch the tour, cycle some epic rides, eating great food and enjoying every minute of it.

Brendan Halpin – MT & Wildflower, Anya Runs

Brendan had to pull a near non-stop drive from Tucson, AZ to Missoula, MT to make it back to the “Montana World Championships”. This race is always stacked with professional talent and it’s a highlight to any triathlete that resides in Montana.

Brendan racing in the Montana World Championships. Photo by Myke Hermsmeyer

Although battling a cold, fatigue from driving nearly 1600 miles solo and sore muscles from moving boxes, furnisher and bikes out of The Cycling House Tucson, Brendan still took 3rd overall in the pro mens race.

The following weekend was the Wildflower 70.3 in California’s central coast. Brendan had a  incredible run and solid race overall. He placed 18th in the pro men.


Brendan Halpin, Adam Jensen and Matt Shryock all had great races at Wildflower.



Jen Luebke raced strong in her first time racing the pro field at Wildflower. She placed 17th overall!


Zoot Sport Triathlon Team. Jen Luebke, Brendan Halpin and Adam Jensen representing Montana on the Zoot professional team.

Anya Wechsler was racing in the Redwood National Forest shortly after ending her season at The Cycling House Tucson. The Avenue of the Giants Marathon is a tough race that goes through the Redwood National forest (California Marathon State Championships).

Anya ran like the wind through the Redwoods!

Anya placed 2nd overall in the women’s race with a time of 3:09! She caught the 2nd place girl in the last 400 meter of the marathon.  TCH sends Anya a massive congratulations for an amazing performance through some enormous trees!

Anya in the finishing stretch on her way to 2nd place overall in the women's race!

We are now prepping for The Cycling House France. We have a quick scouting trip this upcoming week and the official camp starts on the 17th of July. Join us if you can!

Ready for Europe


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