Jonathan Emery - Londonderry, NH

 

Day Job: Facility Manager

 

 Bike: Yeti 5.5, Yeti ARSC, Pivot 429 Trail

 

Where can we find you out riding?

My bike goes with me wherever I go. In the past 2 years my bike has gone to... NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NC, AZ, Nova Scotia, and even Bermuda (got some crazy looks bringing my yeti race bike on the cruiseship!). A few years ago a few buddies and I started riding Highland MTB Park after hours, we talked with the owner, started an enduro team, and now we host a weekly mountain sanctioned enduro practice night called "Wednesduro Presented by TeamGraniteMTB".

Favorite trails I've ever ridden are Hiline, Hangover, and Hogs in Sedona, Bug springs, Prison Camp, and Millies on Mt Lemmon in Tuscon. Burke Mt upper mountain DH/FR trails DH trail, J-bar. Multiple peaks and backwoods trails in North Conway, NH. Perry Hill in VT. Dupont State Forest in NC, Pisgah National Forest, Pilot Rock and Black Mountain trails to name a few. I could go on for days...

 

Favorite post-ride food or drink: 

 Burgers and a new england style IPA

What are you getting into in 2018? 

2018 will start off with a bang for me and the travelling will come first, fatbiking and training on the trainer. Early march will be an annual trip to Sedona, and this year Southern California hitting all the best trails along the way. Will be plenty of daytrips to VT and Northern NH, but a team summit trip to Utah is also in the works for Fall. Racing-wise I will be doing XC in Cat 1 at sanctioned events and even trying pro at non-sanctioned. I have atleast 1 stage race planned, and a few enduro races.

Community Goals will be to continue my involvement in our local race team (State9Racing). I am the social media admin and on the race committee for our local USA cycling sanctioned XC race "The Bear Brook Classic". I will be organizing the course layout, and Kids race once again, and even rocking the bear costume.

 

What ZOIC gear is in heavy rotation right now?

Ether and Ether SL shorts with Premium Liner and the Fully Completely trail jersey