Ruts and Resolution

A little sunshine and short sleeve rides was exactly what I needed to get myself back in gear after the end of Jersey Season. Ruts n’ Guts and Resolution CX were two of the most best race weekends of the year, and also put a nice wrap on the North American season for our team.…

Shelby

September 30th 1994 – September 1st 2019 Forever in my heart and thoughts. And my own to Rick, Keri, Braxton and everyone else who’s life she was part of. I know it’s been several weeks since Shelby died, but I just don’t know what to say or think. I’m sad, and it doesn’t seem real.…

Whirlwind trip ends with spot for Worlds

After a whirlwind trip to Solider Hollow, Utah, last week, I nabbed myself a spot on Team Canada for the Under 23 World Championships, at the same venue, at the end of January. The whole trip was a bit of a “by the seat of my pants” affair – flying into Salt Lake City late Friday night,…

Finding Fitness and Earning It

Now three weeks back in Thunder Bay and I’m starting to feel a bit more like a skier than just an exercise junkie. Over the summer I managed to amass some ridiculous amount of fitness, but my body was somehow left behind – I couldn’t find function for the fitness with ski-specific workouts. To remedy this,…

Changes

After returning from my trip to Norway, I dove (more like belly-flopped, really) right into a full-time summer job at a bike shop in Barrie. I like cycling as a sport and activity, so being involved in a bike-centric atmosphere and learning about bikes has been awesome – albeit a slow, deliberate process (there’s a lot going on).…

Crisped

Before now, I’ve never had to deal with compelling evidence that I’m not good enough. Compelling evidence being the numbers on the results sheet at the end of the day. I know a lot of people don’t like to talk about the numbers, because racing is about a lot more than digits and decimals… but at the end of the day, you’re not going to get picked for the National team, or World Championships, or the Olympics because you tried hard.