Is it still a recovery week when you are working 12 hour days in the field?????
Mountain bike season is in full swing with three top spots, and I'm getting excited to meet up with my Stan's No Tubes teams next weekend in Sea Otter and pick up my new Trigger!!! 2014 is the year of making things happen…I've just decided that.
The past three weekends have been a whirl wind of local Island Cup Mountain Biking goodness…some of the best courses and trails around, I absolutely love this series and the people with it. Starting the season off with the Hartland XC in my own backyard. It was good to see Dan Proulx bring his U23 national team riders out for the races and good motivation to ride hard. Always chaos off the start with all expert riders, men and women, taking off at the gun, but that's the best part, getting to ride with everyone. Had my first win of the year taking the coveted first place cookie (it's a monster….and soooooo good!), with Andreane Lantheir Nadeau in second and Katie Button in third……. it does feel good to be able to still stay ahead of some national team racers :)
Third weekend, last weekend, was Cobble Hill….lots of steep climbing and steep fast downhills. Nothing like 1100 m of climbing in 2 hours to get some climbing miles in. Good battle with Carey Mark and Luna's Danelle Kabush, but I was motivated for the first place handmade pottery mug :)
photos courtesy of Colin Wilson