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…

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.

Nationals 2019

Thank you everyone for bringing such amazing energy to Hardwood for Nationals on Saturday; it was really special. I did my best to spin it back to you with my race. Congratulations to the organizers and staff for a successful event, and all the riders on the weekend of competitions. And thank you especially to…

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.  

Oz Trails Off-Road, an Epic Race

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.