First bike trip abroad and not wasting any time diving straight in to the two biggest cyclocross World Cup’s on the circuit. Great racing, crazy fans, awesome team.
Last year, my brother Ryan moved to Norway – because he has a dream. Now obviously this two week race trip to Belgium is totally different than uprooting my life to chase a dream, but I’m excited for this opportunity and hope it might help inspire vision for myself.
It’s real – 2nd place at Nationals! This feels like a win for me.
Starting from the back row this weekend – surprisingly not that bad. While I didn’t have any expectations or benchmarks I was trying to achieve this weekend, I always sort of hope I can race with, and be of a similar class to the best of the field.
It wasn’t the ride or result I was aiming for, but I don’t think I could have tried any harder to make it happen. In the end – well – 3/4 of the way to the end, my lack of experience in marathon racing caught up to me as I hit the Great Wall. Cracking and cramping harder than I have in my life – reminiscent of Ryan in the 30km at Nationals in 2017.
I’ve gotten most of the dirt out from between my toes after a dusty couple days of racing down in Rochester, NY. It was a great intro to cyclocross – fun course, good crew, and tight racing. On Saturday I placed 9th, and on Sunday I finished two places better in 7th and only 2:09 back after being 3:00 back on opening day.
Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down.
Kentville was my last “race-race” of the season. All I wanted from the Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup this year was to come to terms with the course that brought my run-away debut season to a halt last summer.
Kentville Canada Cup – clinching the series overall with another second place finish, closing the gap.
A picture and a brief note from each of the past four Canada Cups. Time flies, life is busy, sometimes the stories write themselves, other times they need time to brew. Baie Saint Paul XCC – 2nd (May 19th) Hanging on to Maghalie Rochette until the defining moment in the race where she went on…
Paris to Ancaster – 25th edition.
1st – Jenn Jackson
2nd – Becca Fahringer
3rd Helen Wyman