Way north to Whitehorse

The second half of the Tour took a turn for the better. You won’t recognize that on the result sheet though, those were still pretty bad. But my mindset was considerably better. Was I still frustrated that I felt and was racing so poorly? Absolutely. Was I racking my brain and agonizing over it? Nope.…

Indy Trip and Quebec Camp

The cabin fever is getting pretty real here in Quebec. We’re now into the third day of the camp, and as many without WiFi. As the wise Joni Mitchell once sang: “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” And without WiFi, we have all come to realize how silly-attached we are it to.…

Easterns – The Return

I was a little nervous about coming back to racing. February 1st was my 7 week-iversary of breaking my leg. That’s only a month and a half. I only started walking properly 3 weeks ago, at which time I also started skiing. At first my skiing was restricted to double poling, which around Lappe is not…

Reporting Live from Silver Star

I just got back from my first ski here in Silver Star. We (my team, NDC Thunder Bay, and some OST skiers) arrived in Kelowna, BC late yesterday afternoon and drove up through Vernon (where we did a grocery shop) to our accommodation at Silver Star mountain. It’s hard to believe this is my 5th consecutive…

TeamUp NDC Thunder Bay

To help promote my team’s latest fundraising program (TeamUp), I put together a fun video with “behind the scenes” footage from the actual video-shoot. It’s a little more lighthearted and captures the goofy-er side of our team. Even though we’re committed full-time athletes, it’s not seriousness all the time (or most of the time, for…

NDC Roster: The Rookies

This is final segment of a three part series where I have attempted to write accurate and entertaining bios for the athletes of NDC Thunder Bay 2014/2015. Parts 1 and 2 is already done and can be read here and here. Part 1 features the most senior members of the team: Andy, Alannah, and Bob. (complete)…

NDC Roster: U23 Men

This is Part 2 of a three part series where I am attempting to write accurate and entertaining bios for the athletes of NDC Thunder Bay 2014/2015. Part 1 is already done and can be read here, part 3 should be out sometime within the next week or so. Part 1 features the most senior…

NDC Roster: The Vets’

This is the first in a three part series where I will attempt to write accurate and entertaining bios for the athletes of NDC Thunder Bay 2014/2015. My goal is to have them all posted by mid-June, so check in for the next instalment sometime early next week. Part 1 features the most senior members of the team: Andy,…

Kamview Parking Lot: The Movie

Instead of a blog post, today I have a video! Yesterday (April 17th), our team went out to Kamview Nordic as part of the volume camp we’re doing this week. The conditions in Thunder Bay are still quite good, albeit quite icy prior to yesterday. Having skied out at Lappe for the previous 3 days…