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.
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……
First Canada Cup of the season – 5th at Bear Mountain! Jazzed on racing and riding mountain bikes again. Brody and I banned from talking about cx.
Christmas Cross totally lived up to and exceeded all expectations I had coming into it. I learned so much in and out of racing over the past two weeks. Highlight of the last three races was definitely racing to my first Euro top 10 in Baal.
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.