Training vacation

Criss crossing the country for some cross country skiing… I think I made the most of my 11 day training vacation; skied every day whether the conditions be rain, snow, ice, sunshine, clouds, or rain. It was awesome. No races to prep for, no real schedule to keep, just lots of trails to ski.  …

Snowbound

It’s strange to not be winding up for the pre-Christmas NorAms as I have for the past 7 years. Instead, piecing together a plan for the winter to try and get as much faster at riding a mountain bike as possible by next spring has been interesting…

Sustainability

Summer is creeping to a close – as is my time at home, time with a job, time before school starts, and time to make decisions about the upcoming ski season. To alleviate the concerns and doubts that people have expressed about my future as a skier: I promise that I’ll be on the start line this winter. This…

World Champs – Part 2

Conditions in Seefeld were pristine. Conditions in Rasnov were, well… there was some snow. Our team arrived in Romania on February 18th after spending the earlier part of the week training in Seefeld. Given a couple more days to explore, I found some more great trails but unfortunately wasn’t able to make the most of…

Thunder Bay to Seefeld -World Champs Part 1

The normality of the World Championship trip so far has been remarkable. Normal by comparison to other racing trips I’ve done in the past. The travel from Thunder Bay, through Toronto and Montreal to Munich went smoothly, as did the drive from Germany’s second largest airport to Seefeld, Austria. Less could be said with the…

Racing from Yellowstone to Canmore

With two weekends of racing under my belt, I’m already three months ahead of schedule from last year – where I didn’t really get racing until mid-February. Needless to say, this season has started off on a much better foot than last year (pardon the pun). My first weekend of competitions (Nov 27-28) were in West Yellowstone,…

Forêt Camp

Winter is fast approaching along with the start of the racing season. With less than three weeks until the first official races of the year the focus and specificity of training has been ramping up. I am now just on the tail end of a 10-day training camp at Forêt Montmorency where I’ve put in over…

Quebec Camp + PEI Bike Tour

After the first day of downpour in Mont Saint Anne, we had much better fortune with the weather. For all but one of the following thirteen days of training we were graced with sunshine and rainbows, and icecream. We made several trips to the Bar Laitier (literally, the Dairy Bar. amazing) in Beaupre – just down the…

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.…