Why we all moved West

There was a mass exodus from Ontario to British Columbia last year. I can only speak for myself, but it’s staggering how many people I know made the move west in the last 12 months. Mountain biking, trails, lifestyle, and work opportunities were definitely central…

Leogang World Championship Week

Absolutely savage course, grinding straight up or sliding and squirming back down on a steep and muddy course. Call it old school, but it was a new track for everyone and stoked to land my first Top 30!

Restarting the 2020 race season

A nice week getting adjusted to the new digs in Czech, working out the jetlag, discovering new roads, trails, fire grilled dinners, and a C2 race near Linz, Austria. Second chances don’t come often, so I was pretty dang happy to restart the 2020 race season with a 4th place finish.

Travel – Canada to Czech

Quick pit stop at home to visit my parents en route to Europe. Air travel is a little more tedious, but we all felt well prepared and safe throughout our journey. Arriving in Czech Republic, we’re staying in a small town as a little team bubble, preparing for races in the upcoming weeks. Other than…

Chilliwack Trip

Last couple weeks before heading to Europe. Enjoying the trails in Kamloops and also making a quick drive down to Chilliwack for a few days to ride and catch up with cyclocross teammate Michael van den Ham (MVDH)!

Unexpected summer plan

I’ve been in Kamloops for about a week, and it’s been great. It was a big move to get here, but now that I’m settled, the changes in day to day life are actually quite small (the climbs are a lot bigger here though!) A new environment to do the same things as back home,…

How to Wandrer

Sometime last fall, my friend Mark Hamilton introduced me to a site called wandrer.earth (what a cool URL!). It’s a website that overlays GPS from your rides to a maps that show which were unique and which you have done before. It gives a great visual of where you have ridden and where you have…

Little victories and legitimate ones

Talking about finding little victories and legitimate ones, how to balance them out and define success. There are some hard lines, but generally thoughtful and still impactful for me to re-read.