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…

Off road ramblings

Stream of thought, read at your own pace and peril. Please forgive me for not thoroughly proofreading, my comma splicing, odd hypen-usage, and for probably seeming lost in my own head – it’s just like that sometimes…

So this fall was kind of crazy…

Cross is here

Big block of racing to start off the cx season and almost even bigger results! First UCI win, World Cup top 10’s… it’s been a lot, I can hardly believe it.

Check, MSA World Champs

2019 Mountain Bike World Championships, Mont Sainte Anne, Canada – 32nd. Third time to MSA and I finally get to put a check-mark beside it. Being able to cap this season just shy of the top 30 (again), be clean and calm on all the major features, and ride away knowing next time I’ll be…

Last learnings from Europe

Learning how to manage expectations and energy takes time and practice. Walking away from my first season racing the World Cup with more than I could possibly have hoped for.

Andorra and Les Gets World Cups

Andorra World Cup – 32nd Les Gets World Cup – 45th More notes to follow! Second trip to Europe this season for two more World Cup races. It was a real privilege and opportunity to attend with the National Team this time around. Having the consistent staff support and presence of teammates alleviated a lot…

First UCI wins!

Right off the heels of the first World Cup’s, I rolled through Quebec for two Canada Cup weekends in Baie Saint Paul and Sherbrooke for more racing and to collect points to improve my ranking for the next round of World Cups. I was a little nervous about how my fitness, form, and motivation would…

Albstadt and Nove Mesto World Cups

31st in my first two European World Cups. All you can really ask for from the back row (plates #107 and #102) is to not have any bad luck – stay out of trouble, and to show up ready to give your best effort – keep chasing. Notes to come.  

Paris to Ancaster

Last year, I wanted to win Paris to Ancaster but didn’t know how to do it… This year, I wanted to win Paris to Ancaster and knew how I wanted to do it. I don’t know if it was blind confidence, dogged determination, or desperation that put me in the mix with the lead group……