2018 Preparations

It has been quite some time since an update, which I apologize for, but there has been a lot going on. As always there had been a ton of training going on and mainly in Canada this winter. You may see a trend in the photos below of snow but it slowly going away and now I am in Victoria doing the final preparations for the first MTB race of the year – The Bear Mountain Canada Cup.

You can check out my race calendar under the “calendar” tab. 

There will be more stories and race recaps once the season gets underway. 

Christmas skiing with some great people.

First day out touring in 2018 and I couldn’t have been happier. 

Ski Touring near Sunshine in Banff

There was lots of XC skiing this winter. I spent a lot of hours doing my base training and even added ski workouts this year. Lots of time alone out there but the company I did have for some of the skis always contributes. Thanks to those to skied with me this winter!

Early season base training on the touring skis in Banff. I didn’t get out on the skis much this winter but the few times I did were breathtaking. 

The first time mountain biking since December was in Phoenix on South Mountain – the area where Pivot Cycles was born. A training camp took me to Phoenix this year and I was lucky to have some great mountain bike riders with Chris Cocalis (president/CEO of Pivot) and Taylor Lideen (a fellow racer). 

This is one of my favourite spots to stop on a road bike and look at the view. No matter the weather, the season, or the type of ride, I make a point to stop here. 

It took a little longer this winter to get the bikes outside and on the road. 

Early season riding in the Okanagan is always a special one to reflect on.

 

On the weekend of March 17/18th Adam Walker and I ran the first Cycling BC Provincial MTB team project at Bear Mountain in Victoria. I’m looking forward to kicking off the season and working with all thee young rippers. 

T-minus 3 days until the 2018 season kicks off. 

 

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