Saturday, January 27, 2007

Danny Sprints to Silver Medal at World Championships!

Russ & Nancy Wright/

I'm happy to report that this morning, in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium, under sunny skies but on a muddy, slippery track, our very own junior sensation Daniel Summerhill rode an amazing race in the World Championships, sprinting to an amazing 2nd place finish!

Full race reports are available on and

Chris Milliman caught up with Danny after the race and provided this interview for

And luckily for me, I'm staying at the same hotel in Brugge with Russ and Nancy Wright of, and they shared the above photos of today's action.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

T minus 2 days for Toast

Here's Danny's latest update from Izegem, Belgium - thoughts heading into the World Championships on Saturday:

Thursday Jan 25.

my lap top just the other day sooo now I have to grab bits of time here and
there using other peoples lap tops

but ya lately I have to say I have say that I have been doing a lot of
thinking about how exactly the next couple of days will un-fold with with it
culminating saturday morning at worlds

I have been training like normal going out for 2 hours or so every day but
unfortunately I have had a bit of a problem falling asleep or should I say
staying asleep on a regular basis

so with that I might ask if any one has any suggestions this this little
problem it would be greatly appreciated.

as far as thoughts that have been going through my mind lately the thought of
winning comes around every once and a while but I feel that doing the best I
can and leaving it all out there is what I envision my self doing more.

getting nervous has not really set in at all yet but there is definitely
something or some kind of feeling I have not been able to shake yet
and I feel that will all change after the pressure of saturday and I am on
my way home.


Monday, January 22, 2007

Summerhill back in Europe for Sunday's World Cup

Monday Jan. 22

My flight over here went surprisingly very smoothly and did not take too much out of me besides the fact that I was not able to sleep at all on the plane which left me very very tired when I landed.

After I got to Izegem, I was able to get a solid nights sleep which was really cool just because last time I was over here it took days to actually fall asleep the same time every one else did.

The next day was the World Cup race which I had mixed feelings about.
I was scared about my legs not being fresh after just getting
off of a plane, but after the race was over and getting 19th, I realized I
would just have to look at it as an opener and a way to shake my "airplane
legs" out.

Other than that we woke up around 7:30 this morning to go for a walk as a
team where we discuss feelings and thoughts on up coming issues whether it
be the race or other things on our mind.

After that we ate breakfast and I went upstairs and took a very long nap...
which I was awakened from around 12:30 and was asked if I had ridden yet -
which I had not...sooo I went for about 2 hours easy and just thought about what I am going to do for the next week leading up to Worlds.

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