Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quebec, say bon?

So, I was in Quebec last week. I raced a canada cup. the last time I was at one of these bike races I was a lot fitter and younger. But I have old man strength right? wrong! I figured this race would be a good experience and I might even get some uci points.

The race was at mt Tremblant and its always a fun venue, I mean who doesn't like humid air and 8$ beer? All Quebec jokes aside the course was really awesome. Huge amount of climbing and a wicked technical decent. Maybe about 20 min laps. I was just killing anything technical with Devinci Dexter but was held up so bad in the single track by people who were riding anything but a Dexter. I had an ok race considering I started near the back and ended up finishing lucky number 13. If I was fitter I would have finished better. I dont think I have ever started that far back at a canada cup but I guess if you dont race for 4 years thats what you get.
boo yeah, I think the quaker oat man is checking me out.
This is what it looks like to be cross eyed and breathing through your ears.

the hurricane of pain. I see a lot of guys who do intervals and "train" in sunny places all winter. I also see a polish guy who steals cable.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

best week ever!

I just might have had the best week ever!
On Monday Marty, Neal and I hit up Squamish hard! 3.5 hr mt bike ride (race) then rock climbing. Then watched the Canucks advance to the next round of the playoffs in a brew pub while eating burgers and drinking beer.
then I worked a couple days.
thursday I paddled the chilliwack river from alison pools to the raft ranch. then did two laps of the vedder twonie course.
Friday skied baker with Etsell and Annie. The real baker. But we only made it to the broken ankle saddle cause there was more wind on the ridge then there would be in marty's pants after a mexican feed bag.
Saturday raced the ore crusher in squamish
Sunday did the vedder super D and tried to paddle but sucked cause I got a wicked sun burn and my life jacket didn't show me any love. So went to the miller for free chilli and hockey!
Boo yeah Im so tired and now wednesday morning Im on a plane for quebec.
neal and marty repelling down. I soiled my pants so they made me walk around the rock to the bottom. Its really high eh. Im so scared of hights too. Oh rock climbing is so hard for me.
friday baker, lunch stop just at the tree line.
look mom skiing with no shirt and no sun block. so cool.
etsell and annie shredding may corn. oh mama!!!!!
what goes up must go down. yeah Im down! this is almost the spot where nate broke his ankle.
so dumb. I cant sleep. oh it stings. Im a burn victim for sure. I better eat some yogurt.
sweet beacon tan(burn) eh?.
marty dropping me at the ore crusher. I raced so hard. I ended up in 3rd and had to really fight for it.
the Squamish wonder child Neal Kindree spraying the hords of bikini clad women in the crowd.
oh the vedder super d. I've ridden this course like 1000 times in my life and had a sick run. This Chris Johnston guy shows up, rides it once in the morning and beats me by 6sec. the dude can ride, unreal! props to chris!

just going for it! I wanted to win this so bad! next year Im going to get it. It was so good to have a race at home. I rode to the course and slept in my own bed and everything. Oh the wack is good!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

sunshine coaster bike race.

Went out to the sunshine coast with the new team. We raced the sunshine coaster bike race and it was a ton of fun. I felt the the new kit gave me a huge boost! the nativo clothing is unreal! And the Devinci dexter is just a sick bike for the BC single track. Also note the new camel back thing Im rocking. its like a bladder built into an under shirt. My new slogan for this camel back thing is "theres nothing better then riding your bike and sucking on a nipple at the same time".

the race went well I kind of rode in no mans land for the whole race. Neal was too strong for my old fat bones and I was able to hold the rest of the crew off based on the fact that my bike is really nice and my clothing is fast. so I finished in second. Not bad considering.

Team Nativo - Devinci post sunshine coaster xc. I think we look cool? Neal looks pissed and marty looks happy cause Tara's about to do his laundry. If it looks like Im happy to be done its cause I am.