Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sea Otter

Hey Guys I've put my blog updates from Sea Otter at twowheeltales.com

If you want to watch the races go to cyclingdirt.org where you can see the action from inside the race thanks to heather's helmet cam

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Congrats Dan!


A huge congratulations to my Coach of the last 6 years Dan Proulx. Dan has just been officially announced as the new Canadian National Mountain Bike Coach.


When I met Dan back in 2002 during the UVic Triathlon club bike sessions I had some pretty huge weaknesses in my riding. So much so that when there was only one position available on his women's development road team I got overlooked as not being strong enough. Luckily Dan did see some potential and we started working together the fall of 2003. The following summer I found myself 2nd overall on the Canada Cup series and invited to World Championships as the 7th member of the Women's national xc team.


From there things kept getting better. Dan always managed to get me to peak form for Nationals and after a couple years together and some trial and error we were able to get that second peak for worlds in September.


Dan is unfailingly positive and really believes in putting athletes first. I'm excited to welcome him to the National team and am sure other athletes will find the success I have by having Dan as part of their team.

Seriously?

Yesterday I did my first trail ride in Kamloops. It was awesome. Keith had a 1/2 day at work so we got to ride together, the trails are mint and the traction was incredible. The huge tailwind down one of the open descents made riding it ridiculously fun.

We scoped out a fantastic race course loop in the bike park which would be a great 2010 Nationals course ;-) and if we get the go ahead will start building it next week. All and all we were pretty pumped on life and riding when we got home.

This morning I woke up to fresh snow which is still falling. Why?????? The soil here turns to muck with too much moisture and they swept my street so nicely yesterday. Ahwell

If you're laid up with poor weather and need something to do pick up the latest Pedal magazine and read up on Ray's Indoor mtb Park. Or better yet go check it out yourself!