Last weekend was the Red Bull Divide and Conquer race in North Vancouver. Its consists of trail runner, mt biker and white water kayaker. This year we put together a ringer team and had our eyes set on defending our title from last year, but it was not meant to be. Joren Titus would be doing the running, I would be doing the mt bike leg, and Toby Roessingh was to paddle down the river.
Team the full dude men pulled out all the stops this year and got a sweet team car with sponsors and the full 8 yards. Clearbrook Coffee Company kept us toped up with some awesome brew and Mt Waddingtons Outdoors kept us looking good. For me its really fun representing two really local awesome businesses that I believe in.
The race went off with a bang and Joren Crushed the run! 5min up on the next guy. Things were going great until I carried a bit to much speed down Baden Powell and crashed my brains out. I fell really had on my hand and ended up off the podium and in the hospital with a dislocated bone in my hand. Im gonna be out of action for a good month now. I guess it was bound to happen at some point. I've been riding hard for over 15 years now and have had nothing major happen. So I guess I was due at some point. Maybe time to back it off a bit?
|before crashing and burning|
|Joren post hand off|
Huge props to the North Van RCMP team of Dave Vunic, Connor, and Michel Simpson. They raced a smart race and came home with the cake.
|Connor refunding his chocolate milk.|